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Hi I'm Justin

I'm a proud father of 3, a banker, serve young men in my area as Scoutmaster, am a 5th generation Arizonan and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my best friend in 2003 and since then, we have been blessed with 3 amazing children! I love spending time with them no matter what we are doing. We took the kids fishing for the first time recently. Even though we didn't catch a thing, we sure had a blast spending quality time with each other. I have the privilege of serving the 12-13 year old young men that live in my area as the Scoutmaster. I earned my Eagle Scout when I was 13 and I have great memories of many campouts where leaders sacrificed to spend time with us obnoxious boys. Those leaders helped play an important part in molding me to become the man that I am today. I strive to be that type of Boy Scout leader for the boys in my group. I enjoy taking them camping, playing capture the flag, swamping the canoe, and enjoying the outdoors. I served a two-year, volunteer mission in Maracaibo, Venezuela where I learned Spanish and met some of the greatest people in the world. My friends there left a lasting impression in my heart that will never be forgotten. I earned my bachelors degree in Finance and am employed as a Business Banking Relationship Manager where I am responsible for the deposits, cash management services and lending needs for businesses with up to $20MM in annual sales. It is incredible to meet so many business owners and learn about their companies. I enjoy photography, playing the cello, and singing (preferably a cappella in a small group of 5-7 guys).

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know that it is the true church. It is not the church of just any man. It is God's church that He restored through a prophet in these latter days. That prophet was Joseph Smith who was as the prophets of old, like Moses, acting with the authority and power of God doing God’s work. Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ in person. Joseph Smith was given the Priesthood, the power of God given to man to act in His name, by they laying on of hands by heavenly messengers, namely John the Baptist and Peter, James and John from the New Testament. Joseph Smith restored the Church of Jesus Christ as He had organized it when He lived on Earth in Biblical times. It is organized the same today with a prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and Twelve Apostles. Joseph Smith also translated The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. This book compliments and goes hand in hand with the Bible because it was also written by prophets of God that testified of Jesus Christ. However, the prophets whose writings are in The Book of Mormon lived in the Americas from about 600 B.C. to about A.D. 421. My favorite part of The Book of Mormon is the account of when Jesus Christ visits the people in the America's (His "other sheep") just after the Resurrection. Perhaps my second favorite part is when Moroni, the last prophet to write in these ancient records, promises that each person can know for themselves if what they read is true by praying and asking God and that God will manifest the truthfulness of it to that individual by the power of the Holy Ghost. Why am I a Mormon? Because Heavenly Father has manifested the truthfulness of these things to me through the power of the Holy Ghost and I will never deny it.

How I live my faith

I have the privilege of serving the 12-13 year old young men that live in my area as the Scoutmaster. I earned my Eagle Scout Award when I was 13 and I have great memories of many campouts where leaders sacrificed to spend time with us obnoxious boys. Those leaders helped play an important part in molding me to become the man that I am today. I strive to be that type of Boy Scout leader for the boys in my group. We meet twice a week, once on Wednesday nights for Scout activities and then again on Sundays at Church for Gospel instruction. I enjoy taking these young men camping, playing capture the flag, swamping the canoe, and exploring the outdoors. It is amazing to help them realize that they are sons of God and see them fulfill their responsibilities as young Priesthood holders. When I was 19, I also served a two-year, volunteer mission in Maracaibo, Venezuela where I was able to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone I came in contact with. I learned Spanish and met some of the greatest people in the world during my time there. My friends that I met left a lasting impression in my heart that will never be forgotten.