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Hi I'm Justin

I'm a father of six children. I'm an engineer. I'm a humanitarian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Alaska, being the oldest of two children. I spend much of my youth in the outdoors having various adventures with family, friends, and wildlife. I went to college in Utah and completed both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Civil Engineering. I met the love of my life while in college and we now have a thriving family with six children; three of whom are two-years-old. I enjoy being a father and spending time with my children. It is amazing to see the world through their eyes. I am involved with humanitarian work and have used my engineering skills to help improve conditions in impoverished areas of the world. I enjoy travelling and leading an active lifestyle.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church all my life, but really wasn't converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ until I left home. During my time in college I went through some difficult times that really challenged my faith. In the end, these challenges really strengthened me, providing me the knowledge that God loves me and wants me to be happy and succeed in life. Now that I am a father and a husband, I want my family to have the same knowledge that I do. The Gospel of Jesus Christ provides these fundamental truths and also places the family at its center, which is very important to me.

How I live my faith

Over the last few years, I have developed an intense love for mankind. I have had numerous experiences in which my Savior's true love for me has been made manifest. I have a great desire to share His love with others. A few years ago my family charted a course in loving, caring for, and adopting two medically fragile infants. Our experiences stemmed from several spiritual moments, in which God confirmed this was His desire for us. We quickly found that following God's will was not always easy, but with each subsequent day we understand that it was worth it. Through these experiences I have found great strength and power in understanding God's will for my family through prayer. This process has confirmed my belief that fatherhood is the most important role I can have. I have found that my greatest joy comes from being a father, not in my career pursuits, sporting activities, or hobbies. As a father, my faith has been strengthened in knowing that I can rely on God to provide, if I but follow His will. I take great comfort in the fact that God knew my family well enough to know we were capable of providing these two children with a loving home.