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Hi I'm Justin

I'm a sports fanatic, a student, a locksmith, outdoors and music lover, and...I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Justin! I live in Georgia but going to school at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I am wanting to be a physical therapist after the, oh... 7 years of school ahead of me LOL! I was born and raised the south, huge University of Georgia football fan and that is why I love the fall. I enjoy being outside and doing things that are active and fun, but every now and then watching a good movie will do. I served my mission in the great state of Ohio, Cleveland area more specifically. Love the people there and have memories that I will never forget. I always try to find the good in things and not sweat the small stuff. I like to relax and unwind after a day of going to work, hitting the gym, and doing homework. I have earned my eagle scout award and very grateful for the experiences and the knowledge I learned from the Boy Scouts of America. Did I mention I love sports?! I played football and rugby in high school and threw for track and field at my high school. I have played almost every sport and have learned something to help me in life through each sport. I guess that's part of me looking for the best in life and each event. I try to look forward with faith and hope and do my part to get through hard times or stressful times.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I'm a Mormon? That is a question that I got a lot in the mission. At first I just said because I feel it is true. Growing up, I was always taken to church and went to the other activities. I went for the social aspect of it and not really the spiritual aspect. I did everything I was supposed to and avoided what I was to avoid and never really got into much trouble. It used to frustrate me about why I don't do things like go out and "live it up" with my friends, but then I realized how happy I was just being good and trying to make others proud of who I was and what I stood for. There was a certain feeling of relief whenever I chose the right choice. I had to make a choice, quit going through the motions of the standards of the church and actually find out why I did what I did, or just stop it all together and start "living it up". I gave it a couple months of honestly doing everything I could to know if the church was true. I read my scriptures daily, prayed daily, tried to pay attention as best as I could in church, everything I could to try to strengthen or actually gain a testimony. Then one day it clicked, I was happy! I enjoyed feeling the way I was and didn't want to chance losing that feeling. I then prayed and asked the Lord if I was crazy for feeling this way or if it was actually Him that I was feeling in my life. I felt a great, peaceful feeling that could kind of be explained in the book of Galatians in the Bible chapter 5. I love how the church focuses on family and the importance of family, especially in these days and time. I love that we can be with our families for not only this life, but the life after as well, as a unit and not just happy individuals. I love how we can and actually do have prophets just like in the ancient days of the Bible in our days today. I love that God still speaks to us today and that we can learn something new that is of eternal significance today.

How I live my faith

I strive to be the best person I can with small things like watching what I say to or think of others, try to offer a helping hand to someone that needs help, and encourage others to do well. I always keep the Sabbath day holy by participating in Christian activities such as spending time with family, visiting other members in the Church, reaching out to loved ones. I try to stay away from evil temptations that may hinder my obedience to the commandments from the Lord. I enjoy the blessings I receive from paying my tithing, reading and studying the word of God, going to church, and keeping my standards high so I may be an example to those around me. I believe that being Christian is not only who I am, it's how I live my life.