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Hi I'm Justus

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work as a radiation therapy physicist, which involves planning radiation treatments for cancer patients and researching methods to improve radiation therapy of cancer. I grew up on a farm in Washington State, but I've been working my way east ever since. I now live in North Carolina with my wife, and our 2.5 kids. As a family we enjoy outings to the park, board games, watching movies, and reading books. I personally enjoy playing just about any sport: soccer, volleyball, softball, etc.

Why I am a Mormon

While I grew up being a Mormon, my family was not always members of the church. When my mother was a youth, her older brother met the missionaries at a science camp. He read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it, and decided to get baptized. He was the only member of his family to get baptized and as a teenager and he saved up enough money to go on a mission. While he was on his mission my mother joined the church due to his influence. I can remember when I was little my dad would often tell us a bedtime story from the Bible or Book or Mormon. My parents put in a lot of effort to teach me to recognize God’s hand in our life, to be a good person, and to be loving towards others. They also helped me gain an appreciation for Jesus and his sacrifice.

How I live my faith

We previously lived in the downtown area of a large city where there were very few members of the church. While there we had many opportunities for service, ranging from helping people find employment and initializing a GED preparation class to chartering an inner city Boy Scout troop. I have found that I feel closest to God when I am serving others.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Tithing refers to offering to God one-tenth part of income. It isn’t something new, having been practiced throughout the Bible. We still believe in the law of tithing today. For us, tithing and other offerings are a rather private matter; there is no collection plate in our services, nor is there any dedicated time when donations are collected. Instead tithing and offerings are given to the Bishopric discretely or via mail. No-one is forced to pay tithing, although it is a requirement to be worthy for baptism and other ordinances. Show more Show less