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Hi I'm Justin

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a medical student, a husband, and a new father. When I am not studying, I try to stay physically active. I enjoy playing all sports, especially basketball and flag football. I also enjoy spending time with my family, especially my new son. It can sometimes be tiring, but every time I see him smile, it makes it all worth it!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I was raised in the church by my parents. The church has always played a big role in my life, whether it was through Sunday meetings, or weekly activities. Despite my upbringing, there came a point in my life where I had to decide if continuing to go to the Mormon church was for me. My parents never pressured me or forced the church and/or it's teachings on me, rather, they allowed me to make my own decision. Through this decision process, I realized that I knew that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. When I learned more about Christ's teachings and obeyed His commandments, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace and comfort. I knew that the things that I was taught and the things that I was doing were true.

How I live my faith

The most important thing to me is to strive and be better each day. I try to read from the scriptures and listen/read messages from our latter day prophets and apostles. I find that this helps me broaden my view on life and helps me avoid getting too caught up in the little things that may occur throughout the day. Also, I am actively involved in our local church ward, where I am called as one of the leaders of the Young Men's organization. Interacting with the youth has taught me a great deal on how I can better live my faith and set an example for people around me. Another thing that has help our family is to hold planned weekly activities, know as Family Home Evening. These activities are started with a song and prayer, followed by discussing the needs of each member of our family. My wife and I take turns giving lessons or spiritual messages that address a concern or particular need of our family. We find that this gives us the proper focus and attitude to face life's challenges.