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Hi I'm Justin

I grew up in Utah but have also lived in Washington and Texas. I'm a web developer and a root beer aficionado. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the lucky father of 3 (soon to be 4) awesome kids. I love my family very much and cherish the time I spend with them more than my time spent at work or pursuing my other hobbies. It's such an amazing and joyous experience to be there when your children make new discoveries or experience something new. I strive to be a good example to all of my children and, especially, to my boys. I try to instill in them the importance of having respect for women, controlling selfish desires, being thoughtful and understanding, and having a heart filled with gratitude and humility. I can't say that I'm a perfect example because I definitely have my faults, but I find joy in trying my hardest to improve each day and be the father and husband that my family deserves. The career that I've chosen is to be a Computer Programmer. Specifically, I work build web sites and web applications for large variety of clients in a number of different industries. I taught myself computer programming by reading books and building some test sites for my family. I love the satisfaction that comes from launching a new web site/application. I love to Mountain Bike and commute to work on my bike. I also really like camping, fishing, hiking, backpacking, ping pong, video games, cooking, scuba diving, and photography. I am a root beer aficionado as well. I have tried around 20 different kinds of root beer and have a few favorite gourmet root beers that I love to recommend to people.

Why I am a Mormon

I have undeniably felt the spirit of the Lord testify to me that the truths taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are true. This testimony I have received has come through feelings I have felt as I've studied the Book of Mormon and The Holy Bible and also inspired thoughts that I've had come to my mind. I know through prayer to my Heavenly Father that these feelings and thoughts come from the Holy Ghost and are a testament of truth. Because I have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me of these truths I have decided to be a Mormon and to follow the teachings of the Church. Following the teachings of the Church is not always the easiest thing to do in our modern society and culture because some people think it's old-fashioned or uncool to be a devout Mormon. Sometimes they do not understand why I choose to live my life in the way that I do and think some of the standards I have for myself are weird. I choose to live my life by these standards because of the many blessings that I have received for doing so. I'm far from perfect and I have my fair share of faults and shortcomings but I have seen many times that as I try my best to live my life in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ I am extremely blessed for doing so. When I make mistakes I rely on the saving power of Christ's Atonement and, through the process of repentance, seek forgiveness and comfort from Heavenly Father. Being a Mormon brings me many opportunities to help and serve my fellow men. I love the man that I have become through following the teachings of our Savior. I love knowing the potential that I can achieve in this life and in the life to come. I love knowing that my Heavenly Father has a plan for me and my family. For all these reasons and more, I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have been appointed as a clerk for our ward. As such, I work to keep a history of all the important events, outings, programs, and goals that our congregation has throughout the year. I also work to organize and coordinate efforts to visit the members of our congregation who are in need of assistance. I also help with the process of collecting offerings received from church members that will go toward helping families in our community who need special assistance due to unemployment, sickness, or other tragedies.