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Hi I'm Justin

I am from a large family in Texas and after 10 years away I am back in Texas for a Master's degree in Accounting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My identity is currently in flux but I am mostly defined by my role as a husband and father. I have a wife, two-year old boy and little girl that is on her way. In addition I have just returned to school to get a Masters degree in accounting in Austin, TX. Most of my free time is spent with my family, playing cars or trains with my son and doing other activities that he will enjoy. If I had any more free time (and the weather were more conducive) I would spend time fishing and playing soccer. I used to polevault and would really enjoy to continue to do it if I can figure out how to make it work.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received answers to my prayers when I asked Heavenly Father whether the Book of Mormon is true and whether Joseph Smith truly saw what his account claims. In addition I have put my witness to the test by following the teachings found in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and received through the prophet Joseph Smith, and without fail I have been happy as I have seen the blessings that have come into my life as a result. Without that personal answer to prayer that I have received through the Holy Spirit, I would probably not be actively involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving daily to be a better husband and father. I receive guidance and strength to do this as I attend my weekly meetings, study the teachings of the scriptures as close to daily as possible, and share and discuss what I am learning with my family and friends. Additionally I try to serve others as much as possible through callings, or assignments, at church. Most recently I was working with the 12 and 13 year old young men as an advisor to their class on sundays and as the assistant scoutmaster in the local Boy Scout troop. I find it important to try to improve through setting goals and following through with them regularly. And I would say that the most important thing I do every day is to get on my knees and have a sincere prayer, or communication with my Father in Heaven. I know that He hears my pleas for guidance and help, and I receive strength as I try to maintain a relationship with Him.