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Hi I'm Justin

I'm a law student. I joined the Church when I was 18. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a third-year law student. I've been married for two years and I have a baby daughter. I love to play racquetball with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church when I was 18. I had been raised Catholic, and then joined the Baptist church when I started high school. I never felt like I found the "ideal" church, so I shopped around at lots of other denominations: presbyterian, methodist, episcopalian, etc. I knew that I loved Jesus, so I decided that I wanted to be a minister. Eventually, I met a Mormon friend in high school. I was convinced that Mormons were wrong, so I tried to "save" my friend. After nine months of research and conversations, I realized that I never really "won" any of our debates if anything, my views had changed in accordance with many of the things I had learned that were taught in the Mormon Church. In the end, I finally prayed to know if Joseph Smith was a Prophet and whether the Book of Mormon was God's word. I had prayed similar prayers many times before, but it was not until I was actually willing to act on the prayer, either yea or nay, that I got an answer. God answered my prayer clearly and I chose to join the Church.

How I live my faith

I am the secretary in the men's service organization at church. I help arrange visits with those in need and help coordinate service projects.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

The Bible is God's word. It is what led me to the Mormon Church. Both of them work together and help me understand Jesus's role in my life better. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

For me, the Church offered hope of clean, productive living. I like the support that it gives me as I try to live an upright lifestyle. I think that other people are also attracted to a Church that is not afraid to encourage people to live according to well-established virtues. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

When I was a missionary, we would visit with families and talk to them about some of the basic principles taught in the Church. So, for example, we would teach that God is our Heavenly Father and that Jesus saved us from our sins. Sometimes, people just liked to talk to us, so we would visit with them and answer questions that they would have. Because we wanted to serve and help others, we would always invite people that we visited to try to live Gospel principles. For instance, before we left an appointment, we would invite a family to pray together in the evenings. Show more Show less