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Hi I'm Justin

I grew up in Maine, been a member all of my life. I love my eternal family, I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Justin, I'm happily married for time and all eternity to my wife and we have a precious little boy. I'm 25 and come from a family of 7. I was born and raised in Maine, an area not containing many other Mormons. From an early age my parents taught me the gospel and how to make right choices. As I grew up I relied on the faith of my parents until I gained my own knowledge of the truthfulness of this Church. As I went through high school I relied so heavily on my Father in heaven through prayer and faith. I felt my Savior's love in periods of weakness and trial. I sometimes felt so alone being the only LDS student in a senior class of 400, but I never gave up my values. I stood strong and firm in what I believed amidst the occasional joke or two, I eventually gained the respect of my peers and teachers. I came to learn that the knowledge I had was far too precious to hide or be ashamed of. When I was 16 I was asked to speak at a First United Methodist Church by my sister's piano teacher who had heard me speak at my sister's baptism. I spoke to them about the Holy Ghost who has become a close friend. I was so grateful for that opportunity to share what I knew to be true. They were touched, I noticed some of the congregation cried, feeling the presence of the Holy Ghost testifying that what they heard was truth. I was able to be an instrument in the Lord's hands that day. We all hope to be of use to Him, for He has given us all we have...

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised Mormon, there came a time where I began to question why I went to Church, or why we were asked to do and not do certain things. I have found that this questioning is encouraged in this Church, for it is by questioning that we learn the truth. So I started right at the very source--I prayed. One evening I knelt before my Father in heaven and asked him if this was the true church, if I had always been led in the right direction. I asked to know if the Book of Mormon was true and the holy word of God. What happened next will never leave my memory. A gentle peace filled the room where I was kneeling and mere moments later my answer came. Words cannot express the feeling of ultimate peace and approval I felt. My heart swelled up with love, tears poured down my face. It were as if I could feel my Father's loving arms around me. I had received a witness, a witness that all I had ever done up til this point was right, the church was true. That was 10 years ago, and not once since then have a ever doubted it's organization or the validity of it's proclamations. This is God's true church on the earth! The one and only! The Prophet Joseph Smith was a true Prophet! I have witnessed far too many miracles and seen too many lives changed (including my own) to ever doubt it's truthfulness). My testimony is this: that this church is true. Being baptized and confirmed a member of this church has proven to be the single most momentous and important decision I have made in my life. I can only imagine where my life would be had I not asked to know if it were true. It pains my soul to even think about my life without this light.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday my family and I attend our Church Meetings. Sometimes it's not always easy to wake up early and get the little one ready and get ourselves ready and to the Church on time, but once we are there there is just such a wonderful peace. After our worship service and classes are over and we head home, we feel so rejuvenated, so refreshed. We are ready to tackle another week of life with our hearts full of hope and happiness. I love being at Church and listening to the testimonies and experiences of other members. It builds you up and brings you to a higher place. It gets you away from the mediocrity and the "storm" that is our world right now and helps you feel the desire to make it a better place. On occasion I get to go out with the missionaries and share the gospel with certain individuals or families. To see them searching for the truth is so inspiring, for I know they are looking in all the right places. I am so grateful for this Church and it's teachings.