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Hi I'm Justin

I am an Arizona native but not a fan of the heat, I am a husband, father, handyman, gardener, runner, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happy husband to a wonderful woman who has been by my side for nearly 11 years. We are about to welcome out 4th child to our home. Kids bring both joy and challenges to my life. I think dealing with them helps me learn more patience, humility and understanding of how God might feel when I don't do what he asks. I am a runner - it comes easy to me. I have completed 2 half marathons, 1 full marathon and 2 relay races. One day soon I hope to attempt the Rim to Rim to Rim at the Grand Canyon. I love to be outdoors. I even enjoy yard work, especially when I am working on the garden or tending the fruit trees and grape vines. I am employed in federal law enforcement and love my job.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up attending the Mormon Church with my parents. It took a while but the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ started to sink in. As a teenager in high school I wanted to know for myself if the Book of Mormon was indeed sent from God. I prayed and felt the confirmation of the Holy Ghost that it was true. Life went on. My conversion didn't make life easy; I still faced temptations every day. But the thing that the gospel offers is a clear and obvious path to follow. I may wander off the path from time to time but I always know where it is and where it will lead me. As a father I try to follow the teachings of the gospel even more closely so that my children can see the path as well. In a world where media and society wander without a moral compass, the Plan of our Heavenly Father is sure and steadfast. I am not a Mormon because it is easy but because it is right. Jesus Christ provides me a perfect example to emulate. It is an ongoing process, but well worth the effort.

How I live my faith

I teach 13 and 14 year old youth in Sunday School. This year we are studying the New Testament. It is fun to share the lessons and stories from the scriptures with them. There are also two great families that I get to visit each month. I share a message from the leaders of the church. I try to treat others with respect and kindness, following the example of the Savior.