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Hi I'm Justin

My life is my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 36 years old. I have five children, three boys and two girls. I have been in my career 12 years. I really enjoy to run, my favorite distance is the marathon. I qualified for the Boston Marathon and will be going there this spring to run. I enjoy family time with my wife and kids, I look for every opportunity to be doing something with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, but like all I had to go through my own conversion process. For me I was fully converted while serving my LDS mission in Sacramento, Calif. When I started to see how the gospel could and did change peoples lives for the better I was so thankful to my Heavenly Father for loving all of his children. Being a Mormon and living the principles of the Church really hit home for me when I got married and then started to have children. Having children is a humbling experience and then to have to guide and direct these children in today's troubling times is even more humbling. The gospel is to me a GPS navigation device, if I am doing and living as I should be I can be directed through Prophets, Apostles and Church leaders. It is so wonderful to know the plan of salvation and to understand that there is a purpose for each of us in this life. We are not sent into this world to be a bunch of pawns moved to and fro but to accomplish certain things that we were sent here to do. I am grateful to know that when this life is over that I can return to the ones I love and ultimatley Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father if I have lived as I should in this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in my local church unit. Currently I help oversee activities that encompass many church unit's. Right now I am preparing to help oversee basketball for young men age 12 -18 years old. Other responsibilites include helping the Red Cross with blood drives that are held in our church buildings. A duty that I always have regardless of what I am asked to help with is what we call hometeaching. In hometeaching we are assigned a few families in our geopgraphic boundary to help or watchover. Once a month if not more I touch base with these families to see if there is anything I can do to help. I also enter these families homes with a male companion who is assigned to me and we give a gospel centered lesson that strenghtens that family. My wife does something similar with a female companion once a month. A big part of our religion is helping and serving in our communities. I have taken this duty on in the form of youth sports. I coach baseball, basketball and football and try to teach the boys a spirit of sportsmanship, respect for others, accountability and working as a team.