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Hi I'm Justin

I'm a husband and father. I play the guitar. I'm a web developer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Northern Utah. I served a lds mission in North Carolina. I am currently married and love spending time with my wife. I love to program for web applications. I currently work as a front-end developer for a genealogy web site. I find my work challenging but very rewarding. Life can be challenging working full time and being a husband and father but I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything. I love playing the guitar, spending time with family, programming, dating my wife and more. I guess you can say that I am a computer nerd that loves his family.

Why I am a Mormon

I learned about the Mormon Church through my parents who are members themselves. I grew up being taught from a very early age about the church's teachings on Jesus Christ. It felt right and it made complete logical sense. When I became a teenager, I was learning more about the world. My mind became confused as to what was right and wrong. I knew the church taught principles that benefited my life and protected me from real harm. However, I didn't know with surety it was true. I had been taught by my parents to pray to find answers. I didn't have much faith that I would get an answer. Eventually, I found myself in situations that I couldn't continue in life without making some changes. I finally prayed with Faith in God that I would get an answer and I did. From that point forward, I devoted myself to serve Jesus Christ. I read the Book of Mormon seriously. I realized how often it testified of Jesus Christ. My mind became clear as I read it and I have felt peace and comfort in challenging times of my life. When the Holy Spirit testified to me about the Prophet Joseph Smith, I no longer had any doubts about the existence of God. I know God lives. He is not a distant manager but a loving Father. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has changed my life. I desire more out of life. It’s increased my vision of what I am to do with my life which will bring even greater happiness. I am a Mormon because I know it’s true.

How I live my faith

I am a returned missionary. Since I have been home from my mission, I have served a lot with the young men as a varsity coach in scouting and also in the young men's presidency. I have loved spending time with the youth of the church and community. Its amazing to see the growth in these young men. I believe that they have taught me more than I have taught them. Scouting is a great program for any young man. They learn so much about themselves, the world around them, and just become great men because of it.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Justin
The difference between attending church and the temple goes back to its purpose. One of the reasons we go to church is to be organized into groups to accomplish great works that we couldn't do by ourself. For example, one of the groups of men in the church is called Elders Quorum. They can organize together easily to give service such as helping someone move or some other way. One of the reasons why we attend the temple is to organize families together. Husbands to wives, wives to husbands, parents to children and children to parents. The family is the most important social unit in this life and in the life to come. Going to the temple will organize families together for this life and after. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Justin
We can't control which family we were born into. However, we can choose to have a great family of our own. Our family can become a source of happiness, joy, peace and more. Within our families, we can have the closest relationships to bring us happiness. They strengthen us during times of trial and grief. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was meant for families. It changes lives. It helps parents and children to become better. The Gospel removes the anger, frustration and brings peace and knowledge. It provides a way that families can be together forever. When you are truly close to your family, why wouldn't you want to be with them forever? Show more Show less