About me

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Hi! My name is Joshua Christian Drewlow and the owner of this photoblog.

drewjosh is a mix¬†of the first 4 letters of my name and surname. People usually call me josh or yoshi ūüôā

I love pictures! Since I’m a child I’m amazed of pictures and the stories they have to tell!¬†lenseLooking at pictures of my grandparents and listening about their adventurous life stories always made me feel so excited and wondered to one day maybe have the same joy. Over time, taking pictures became a wonderful hobby to capture beautiful moments. I also like to try out new stuff. It¬†fascinates me¬†to capture a moment of reality with¬†all it’s beauty in less than a second ūüôā I found that taking pictures from or with people can be a great way to connect, express appreciation and laugh together. Even though¬†those are probably the most precious pictures I take, rarely I will publish them here, to protect their identity/respect. But I will put them in photo albums ūüôā

I’m a Mormon, I know it, I live it, I love it
I am a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also called the Mormons. For me the most beautiful and thing about this church is the emphasis on the family. I believe this is a major purpose of this life. When properly married in a Temple, you can live with your family forever, even after this life. family This gives this life a total new perspective. Families are central to God’s plan.¬†This is why I like working hard, make the best out anything and try to see good things even in the¬†toughest moments of life. The teachings of Jesus Christ is¬†a pattern of life¬†I try to follow every day. In think in today’s fast changing world it is crucial to have something to hold on to. Something like an iron road that is never moved. I like this verse from the Book of Mormon:

Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God.

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September 2009 – September 2013 I did¬†an apprenticeship as a Software Engineer in the coolest software engineering company in Switzerland, Ergon Informatik AG. In the beginning I did stuff from solving puzzles like backtracking, binary trees, text formatting, programming in a team with C, Java, HTML, CSS and Javascript. At the end of my apprenticeship a website for promoting work¬†for young people asked me to participate in a small documentation clip about my work. Watch it here (2nd one, “Ein Blick auf …”): berufsberatung.ch

 

September 2013 РSeptember 2015 I served as a missionary in the Ukraine Kyiv Mission (Central Ukraine). I served in three cities, Odessa, Kyiv and Chernigov. It was an amazing adventure to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people in Ukraine for two years. It has been a priceless blessing to see people develop greater faith in Jesus Christ and feel that He and God, Our Father in Heaven are aware of us, despite war and many rumors in this world.

One of the most beautiful things during this two year volunteer mission was to teach families and individuals the ways of God, how He interacts with us today and provides many ways to have true joy with our families.
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October 2015 – March¬†2016 I served¬†as a medic soldier in the Swiss Army. I was¬†stationed in Airolo, Motto Bartola, the oldest military base in Switzerland ūüėÄ It is so beautiful up there in the mountains and was a great time¬†to learn discipline, working together as a team and applying¬†first aid.
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March 2016 – Now
I am back @ Ergon Informatik AG and temporarily working as a software tester in a big IT project. I also work as a software engingeer for openlanguages.com, an online language school.
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