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Hi I'm Justin

I'm a student of languages at the University of Montana and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Mesa Arizona in the summer of 1988 and I was raised in a small Montana community most all of my life. I am currently an enrolled student at the University of Montana, studying Russian. I hope to one day earn my degree in Russian and move to Russia for a year to teach English. You could say I love learning languages. I am fluent in Spanish and have some experience with others such as Catalan, Portuguese, and Italian. I hope to one day use my language skills to help others and possibly work for the federal government in foreign relations. My other hobbies include playing the guitar and driving my cars. I most of all enjoy spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I was raised in an LDS family. There were many times in my youth when my parents could not take us to church do to health problems and other unfavorable circumstances. So my siblings and I found rides to church with branch members, and when my older sister was old enough to drive she would take us to church. When I reached the age of 20, I realized I needed to gain my own personal testimony of the gospel and decide whether or not to serve a full time mission. Luckily I had the help of a older sister who encouraged me to read the Book of Mormon. She told me that a knowledge of this book would help me make this decision and be prepared for my mission. So I read the book and prayed to know if it was true and asked the lord if I was supposed to serve. Oddly enough I already knew those answers so he did't respond. I then realized I should ask when I should serve and he said now. So I promptly prepared my self and was called to serve in the mission of Barcelona, Spain. Now I have my own personal testimony of my savior and his sacrifice.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through action because faith without works is dead. (James 2:17) Service is a great way to come closer to the lord and help others come unto him. I have found great joy in service and it's as easy as spending some time with a friend who is sad or having a difficult time. Even just listening can make a difference. I believe that if we want to make a difference we need to be the difference. We can't afford to wait for the world to change we must seize the day and do it our selves.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Families can bring us true happiness as we learn to love them and then others. The Family is where we can find support when needed and give it when it required. The greatest joys are found in the family. Show more Show less