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Hi I'm Justin

I'm an aspiring college student. I love my family. I love the Lord. I'm Mormon.

About Me

I am a first-generation Korean American along with my three brothers. I am currently a full time college student preparing for medical school. I enjoy playing and watching sports, especially basketball, football and tennis. I also love playing the violin. I had the unique opportunity to live in São Paulo, Brazil for two years as a missionary representing my church. But nothing is more important to me than deepening the relationship I have with my parents and my brothers and the relationship I have with God and Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Before my parents moved to the United States, each learned about the gospel of Jesus Christ and each was baptized when they still lived in Seoul, Korea. Consequently, I have always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since we were infants, my brothers and I have been going to church every Sunday and participating in church activities. When asked by friends and acquaintances why I was a Mormon, it was safe for all of us to assume that I was a Mormon because my parents were. After some time, this started to change. I knew that I liked the Church, but I didn't know for myself like my parents did. I was asked an innumerable amount of times to read the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ and to pray to know if they were in fact the words of Christ. Of course, being younger, it was much more fun going out to play sports or mess around with friends. But, "that" time came around-the time where I began to think about and reflect on my life; thinking about my purpose, my identity, my family, what I wanted to accomplish...the typical soul-searching questions. I soon realized that I needed to know if Jesus Christ was real, and if He was, if this church I had been attending my whole life was the right one to be in. I will be forever grateful that God, our Heavenly Father, answers each of our prayers after honest seeking and desire. After reading and praying about the Book of Mormon, I do not doubt that Christ's literal church has been restored to the Earth, and that He lives. Through Him is the only way we can change, be forgiven of our sins, find true happiness, and one day live with my family in God's presence. We are all God's children and wants us to be happy. All that is needed is a small act of faith and trusting that God knows what He is doing and what is best for us. To be happy in life, to have strong family relationships now and in the future, and coming closer to Christ are all so important. at least for me...

How I live my faith

How I live my faith today was greatly influenced by the way my parents chose to raise me. By helping me become involved in the Boy Scouts of America and encouraging me to participate in church-related functions, serving others is now a huge part of my life. I recently returned as a missionary after serving for two years in São Paulo, Brazil. So far, it was the greatest opportunity I have ever had in my life to dedicate my time, talents, mental and physical resources, and many other things to invite families and individuals to come unto Christ and find joy and satisfaction in His gospel. Although I am no longer an official missionary of the church, I always seek opportunities to share my personal conviction and belief that Jesus Christ lives and can help us become happier and live more fulfilling lives. I look forward to having a family of my own one day! I try my best (and sometimes too hard) to prepare to be a good husband, father, and a Christian. I know even though I am not perfect and I will fall short, the Atoning sacrifice of our Savior is sufficient for me-and for all of us.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

We believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, the Savior and Redeemer of us all. As Christians, we believe that it is the way we appreciate and apply His atoning sacrifice into our lives that we can be not only saved, but happy (Articles of Faith 1:4). It is through His great mercy that He saves us from death-just as He was resurrected, we too will live again. It is through His great love that He saves us from our sins-as we repent of our mistakes and always strive to follow His example, we can be forgiven, have a clean conscience, and one day live with our families in heaven. Show more Show less