Hi I'm Justin
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 does making right choices help us make more right choices?
Making right choices brings blessings into our life. We invite the Spirit of God to be our companion which strengthens us and allows us to see what is right and wrong more clearly.
What is hope and what do you hope for?
Hope is the assurance that something will come in the future. It is knowing that through Christ you can be saved and be reunited with your loved ones. It is knowing that since Christ overcame everything, he can help you do the same. It is knowing that even when life is dark and unbearable, Christ can bring you light. I hope to be reunited with my family after I die. I hope for eternal happiness.
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.