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Hi I'm Justin Brulla

I grew up a nomad all over the Northwestern United States. I'm a husband, son, grandson, and uncle, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 24 years old and I am studying to become a social worker. I come from a household of mixed religions. My mom's side of the family being Latter-Day Saints and my father's side being non religious. Choosing not to affiliate with any denomination. I am a third generation Latter-Day Saint. With my mother's parents being the first to join the church back in Australia. I'm more of your average Joe. Nothing too crazy about me. I love sports, music, art, and just being with family. At age 22 I decided to serve a two year mission for the church and was sent to Edmonton Canada. Where I would serve the people there, not just in teaching them about Jesus Christ, but of doing my best to help better their lives in every facet. It was not the easiest choice I've made nor was it the easiest two years. Yet, it was the most important in my life. I've made many mistakes in my life, but I am grateful that my Father in Heaven has been there even when I didn't want it. He has helped pull me out of the dark spot in my life, back into the light where I fell so much happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Lived most of my life going to church and doing what was expected of me. Though I went through the motions till I was at the age of 12. In a nut shell I left home because of family problems and turned my back on the church/God and didn't step foot in a church for five years and most of the time I really didn't care and ignored any thoughts of going back. During the years of 14 to 20 I got into many many things that hurt me. I will not go into detail about them, but the only way to describe how it felt was as if I had a black hole inside of me. Eating and destroying anything that I would try to put into me to fill it. I spent six years trying to feed that monster and NOTHING ever satisfied the craving I had. Then one summer day I looked at myself in the mirror and said, "Is this really all life has to offer? Do I really want to do this everyday for the rest of my life?" As I looked I felt the need to change schools and get out of the state I was living. I then transfered and lived in the basement of my mother's parentswho were huge in me coming back to church. My appearance was not what you would usually see out of a Mormon. With my lip ring, long hair, and bad attitude. To make a long story short I eventually moved out and met with the bishop there. He was very calm with me while helping me to work out my repentance and to gain a faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ. It was only until I stared praying and reading the Book of Mormon daily that I noticed the hole that had occupied my life for so many years was gone! It is the atonement of Jesus Christ that saved me. I have the Book of Mormon to thank for helping me to understand it in such great detail. That's why I'm a Mormon, because it brought me closer to Jesus Christ and the power that he can bring into each and everyone of our lives. It has brought so much happiness into my life. I will be forever in debt to my savior for that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith my striving to be the type of person my savior would have me be. In no way am I perfect. In fact no one in this church is perfect. Yet, I do my very best to serve and help those around me. Doing my best to keep the commandments and loving my fellow man. That's really how I live my faith. There really is no one way of doing it. You just do the best with what you have and what life throws at you. Trusting in the savior and his promise of peace.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Justin Brulla
This question always put a smile on my face as I was a missionary for the church. Joseph Smith was a great MAN. That's just it though. He was a man, just a simple man chosen by God to restore His (Jesus Christ's) church to the earth. Just like Moses of old, he was asked to lead God's people on the earth in these days. The great thing to look at is the name of the church. It's NOT the Church of Joseph Smith. It's the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There is no mention of Joseph Smith in the title. We in the church worship Jesus Christ. He is our savior and our redeemer. Through his atonement all mankind may be saved. By faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. I for one know that Jesus Christ lives and that everything we do in the church revolves around Jesus Christ and what he has done for the world. If you take the time to read the Book of Mormon you will know that to. You will know that Jesus Christ is everything to us. Show more Show less