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Hi I'm Justin

I'm a college student, a musician, an involved citizen, and have four younger brothers. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am 23-year-old college student trying to figure out what I want my life to be. I'm a native of Utah and I've been a member of this Church all of my life. I just recently returned from teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to people in and around Jacksonville Florida, an experience that has greatly blessed my life. I really enjoy making music on the piano and clarinet, traveling to cool places, and working with computers. I also love to keep up on current events, and consider myself an active and involved citizen of my country.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that was already in the Church so I've been taught about God all my life. At first I was Mormon just because my parents were - they always went to church and were actively involved in it. It wasn't until I got older that I learned for myself that this Church is truly the Church of Jesus Christ. I came to my own knowledge of this by reading the Book of Mormon and praying to God every day. Little by little, as I was obedient to the things that Church leaders and my parents taught met to do, I gained the personal witness I have now. As I have continued in this path I have grown in my self-worth, happiness, and peace. I have learned for myself that following Christ is the BEST course any person can pursue in his or her life.

How I live my faith

My faith in Jesus Christ has been a pillar in my life and a guidepost to help me make important decisions. It is because of my faith that I chose to serve and teach people in Jacksonville Florida full-time for two years. It is this same faith that motivates me now. I do my best to be an example to those I meet whose faith may be weak, and to keep the commandments the Lord has given me. I have a desire to serve in the Church, and when opportunities to serve arise I plan to help in whatever way I can.

Are Mormons Christians?

Justin
Absolutely! We strive to live by and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, and we accept Him as our personal Savior. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Justin
Mormon missionaries proselyte so that we can share the good news to everyone in the world: That the original, true Church that Christ established has been restored to this earth again. God loves all of His children and wants all of them to have a chance to hear about and accept the gospel. By accepting the truths of the gospel and following the teachings of Christ, all people can become cleansed from their sins and made happy in this life and in the next life as well. It's a wonderful, important message that all people need to hear. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Justin
No. We worship God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Justin
The Church of Jesus Christ was established by Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry. He chose 12 Apostles to teach the gospel to all nations, and He gave them His authority to preach the gospel. Because of persecution and the addition of false doctrines by wicked men, the original Church of Christ was lost. It was restored in 1830 by the power of God through a prophet named Joseph Smith. The "Mormon Church" is a nickname for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Justin
No. Young men ages 18 and older are strongly encouraged but not required to, and young women ages 19 and older can if they desire. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Justin
Although the Bible is not perfect, we believe it to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. It contains the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught to Prophets in the Old Testament, and Apostles in the New Testament, thus we accept it as one of our books of scripture. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Justin
By being baptized and receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Meet with the full-time missionaries, who will teach you more about the gospel of Jesus Christ and help you prepare for membership in the Church. Pray and ask God if the Church and its message are true. When you know the message is true and begin to follow Christ and His commandments, then you will be prepared to join the Church! Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Justin
No, the Church doesn't endorse any political party or candidate. Sometimes the Church will speak out on political topics when Church leaders feel that a political movement or ideology would threaten the Church's ability to practice its beliefs. While the Church doesn't take an official stance on most issues, it does encourage us, as its members, to be actively involved in political and governmental affairs. Show more Show less