Hi I'm Justin
I grew up in Northern Virginia. I'm a programmer with a passion for genealogy. I'm a Mormon.
I'm a husband and father of two. I love spending time with my wife and children. I'm also a programmer and web developer with a mission to make genealogy easier.
Why I am a Mormon
Inside of all of us is a desire for something higher and better than ourselves. I have felt that strongly since I was a child. In the beginning of my teenage years I was going the way of many rebellious youth, but it never once brought me happiness. One day, riding home on my bicycle, I began to cry because I was not happy and felt like I had nothing to look forward to. Though I was attending church every week with my family, my ears, heart, and mind were closed to the Spirit of God. That is until I began a serious search for peace, happiness, and meaning in my life. My Sunday School teachers led to sincere prayer and a study of the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. My eyes were opened and I began to hear the Spirit of God whispering to me in many ways. The three hours of Church transformed from three hours of suffering into three hours of divine learning. The Lord began to guide me and shape me. He helped me conquer pride and selfishness and discover hidden talents. I am happy. I am at peace. My life has meaning. I have hope of returning to live with God and my family after this life.
How I live my faith
I live the commandments and strive to love all around my as Christ would. I try to have compassion on the weary and suffering and do what I can to lift them up. We are taught that unto whom much is given, much is required. Well, I have been given much, and so I try to give much in return. I know that all I can give to God is my time and talents in helping bring happiness and salvation to his children.