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Hi I'm Justin

I grew up in Los Angeles. I love living in America and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Husband, Father, avid basketball player and fan (Go Lakers!), love scouting and working with youth in general. Despite all the worries of this world when I consider the good and strong youth of the LDS church and of all the world let me tell you the future is Bright! I am an area sales manager in the Orange County & Inland Empire of Southern California. I enjoy new business development. I believe my mission set the stage for my love of people in general and guided me to a career in sales.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe all men are born into this world with a light. Most of us have already had experiences with our inner light when we do a kind deed or say a kind word we feel an inner warmth. This light which comes from the Lord Jesus Christ grows brighter and brighter until the perfect day. Our spirits tend to seek or gravitate toward truth or light and knowledge. I testify that by listening to the still small voice or that inner light/voice which testifies of Jesus Christ we can gain that greater light and knowledge and come to a knowledge of the truth. I am a Mormon because I listened to the inner workings of my spirit and through sincere prayer (James 1:5) and consideration after reading the Book of Mormon (Moroni 10:3-5) found that a knowledge of truth was witnessed to my heart by the power of the Holy Ghost. (John 14:26) I knew that the book was true and the source from where the book came from was true and that the Lord had called living Apostles and Prophets. How grateful I am for my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ and that their spirit speaks to men today through a still small voice even the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the ward mission leader and love seeing the restored gospel transform lives!! I believe the Lord's greatest admonishment to his disciples is "when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." (Luke 22:23) Having been converted to the Lord Jesus Christ and knowing he is the Savior of the world. Those who know me can attest that I call everyone "brother" or "sister". Know matter who you are or where you're from I invite you to learn of the Savior Jesus Christ. I truly believe and feel that I am a brother to all of those of our Heavenly Father's children who live on this earth. I show or demonstrate my faith by doing what I can with what I have to strengthen those around me; to live the (WWJD) slogan "What would Jesus Do?" I'm not perfect but I know if I have a heart full of charity toward all men I might be able to fulfill the Lord's request to strengthen my brethren & sisters.

What is being a Mormon like?

The object and design of our existence is that we will find and obtain true happiness that is everlasting. I can think of no other religion that teaches the true nature of families and how the family is an eternal unit that can be sealed together for all of time and throughout all eternity in Holy Temples. Being a Mormon is like being part of a really big family!!! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Let me add my witness that I know as a member born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that we absolutely believe it is only in and through grace (i.e. the enabling power given to us via Christ's atonement) all mankind can be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel. (Articles of Faith 1:3) The prophet Joseph Smith taught ‘Therefore ye are justified of faith and works, through grace...’ (see JST Romans 4:16). The Book of Mormon teaches ‘For we labor diligently to write to persuade our children, and also our brethren to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace we are saved after all we can do’ (2 Nephi 25:23). The Book of Mormon adds ‘all that we could do [was to] repent of all our sins’ (Alma 24:11). A Book of Mormon prophet named Lehi taught, ‘There is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah’ (2 Nephi 2:8). Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

The Book of Mormon teaches that “all are alike unto God,” including “black and white, bond and free, male and female” (2 Nephi 26:33). Throughout the history of the Church, people of every race and ethnicity in many countries have been baptized and have lived as faithful members of the Church. During Joseph Smith’s lifetime, a few black male members of the Church were ordained to the priesthood. Early in its history, Church leaders stopped conferring the priesthood on black males of African descent. Church records offer no clear insights into the origins of this practice. Church leaders believed that a revelation from God was needed to alter this practice and prayerfully sought guidance. The revelation came to Church President Spencer W. Kimball and was affirmed to other Church leaders in the Salt Lake Temple on June 1, 1978. The revelation removed all restrictions with regard to race that once applied to the priesthood. There are no race or color restrictions as to who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are also no race or color restrictions as to who can have the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less