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Hi I'm Justin Rasband

Well, hey! I'm your friendly neighborhood missionary serving in Pennsylvania! I love learning, and I'm doing a lot of that!

About Me

I was born in Newport Beach California, so I like to pretend I'm a Californian. Really though I was raised in Utah. My family is awesome! I've got my Mom and my Pops and four little sisters. You can imagine how fun that is! I'll say that they always keep me on my toes. Really, my family has meant everything to me and made me the person I've become. I'm trying hard to do them proud and serve the Lord on my mission to the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area. Before my mission, I graduated high school and did two semesters at Brigham Young University. I've played hockey for ten years, and I love it even when it's not the most popular sport in Utah. I'm all about doing my best day by day. We'll see how it goes! Wish me luck!

Why I am a Mormon

So I was raised in the church by the best parents imaginable. Most of the kids I grew up with would say the same! That's the way I've lived most my life, just being around people who all know the gospel. This, of course has many advantages, but it does have disadvantages. When the gospel becomes a culture rather than a personal faith, it's easy for people to go against the norm. Thankfully, most of my friends and family understood this and we all did our best to live the gospel as best as possible. I started seeing it more secondhand than firsthand, but it's always been easy to see the positive impact the standards of the church have on people. The converse of that is also completely true. I know I am at my happiest and at my best when I am stretching myself to keep all of the Lord's commandments to make myself worthy for all the blessings He is always so willing to give. The guidance of modern day prophets as well as The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ have made this all possible for me.

How I live my faith

Since coming on my mission, my faith has developed on so many levels. I have come to know my Savior so much better, and I savor the ability to spend quality time in His words every day. That's been my favorite part of being a missionary, to be completely honest. My perspective has greatly changed from serving people from an entirely different culture, and while it's sometimes hard to do, the effect is always positive. Learning to teach the gospel has been vital in my own desire to understand and live the gospel. My faith seems to be improving steadily, and I can see that in my prayers and attitude. Though there are many hardships that seem to unendingly come, I know I am safe while planted on the rock of my Redeemer. And that gives me peace, come what may.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Justin Rasband
Missionaries are here to help people, specifically families. The things we share and talk about are meant to help the hearer apply the sacrifice of the Savior more fully in their lives. As a result, both the missionary and those who investigate the church become more Christ-like individuals. As such, it is a message for people of all ages and of all walks of life. It provides peace in this life, and if followed, provides eternal salvation in the life to come. The message itself focuses on the teachings of Jesus Christ including our purpose here on earth, how our Heavenly Father speaks to us individually and collectively, what happens to us when our lives are through, and how to achieve all the potential that our God, Maker, and Father sees in each of us. The beautiful thing about the message we share is that you are free to question it, and it is completely up to you how you accept it and apply it into your life. I promise that those who seek after, hear, and act according to these truths will find that their yokes are easy, and their burdens are made light. Show more Show less