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Hi I'm Justin

I'm a UT fan. I'm a drag racer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a devoted husband. No kids yet but we're hoping there will be in our near future. I'm a recent college graduate and a history buff. I'm also a performance car enthusiast. I'm a member of a local Pontiac enthusiast club and I race my Pontiac at the local race track..

Why I am a Mormon

After my first year of college, I looked back at my first year with disappointment and regret. I, like many of my peers, had wasted my time and potential on partying and had lost focus of the important things in life. I grew up in the Baptist church but did not find the answers to many of the questions I had about this life, our reason for existing, what happens in the hereafter, and what God had in store for me. I had so many questions and did not know where to find answers. At the time, my best friend (now she's my wife) gave me a Book of Mormon and told me that I would find the answers I seek in its pages. Skeptical at first, I spent the first few weeks of my second year of college reading it and thereby came to know the fullness of the gospel. I read about the restoration of the primitive church as it existed in the time of Christ and found in this Church things that had been missing from the faiths of my fathers. I already knew that Jesus Christ atoned for the sins of mankind, but I learned more about what this atonement means to me. I prayed to know of its truthfulness and received answers to my prayers. I am a totally different person than I was before joining this Church. I have been richly blessed by my Heavenly Father and have found true happiness in seeking his will for me.

How I live my faith

I have been called as a "ward missionary" (non-full-time missionary) in my local area. I am blessed to be able to share the good news of the gospel with individuals in my local community.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Justin
The modern-day Apostles provide the members of our Church and the world with inspired revelation from our Heavenly Father directed to our day and age. The precedent for continuation of the Apostles was established in the days following the Resurrection of Christ, when Paul was chosen as an Apostle. Also, after the death of Judas, Peter and the apostles replaced him as well. Our modern-day Apostles have taught us many important principles such as the admonition to avoid indebtedness, they've shared their testimonies of the restoration of the gospel, and have testified of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I know I've been blessed by the messages the Apostles have given as I try to follow their direction in my life. Show more Show less