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Hi I'm Justin Hinton

I was born and raised in Mesa Arizona in a family of kids. I want to help individuals be happy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 22 year old single who is trying to get a degree. I am going into accounting right now, but am not sure because I have always wanted to be an engineer like my dad. I love taking things apart, seeing how they work, and putting them back together. Also, I enjoy fixing toys, parts, tools, appliances so that they work properly. I played basketball and flag football as well as sang in the choir and performed in the theatrical productions at the charter school that I attended. On the other hand, I enjoy video games. I have favorites that I get stuck on and play a lot, and because of that I don't get around to too many of the newer games. Board games, card games, mind games, and any other kind of game is awesome. I love to smile, play jokes, and make people laugh.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child and youth, I participated in this church because I had a lot of friends in the church and because my family went. I guess that I agreed with what they were saying, but I didn't really put enough thought into it to say that I believed or knew something was true with the same conviction as many of the members. It was one night after reading my grandmother's biography that I left the love of God and wanted to feel more. So I prayed, and I felt: that I was doing what He wanted me to, happier in that moment than I had in my 16 years of life, and a love so pure and so strong that I didn't want to do anything that would take me away from that love. That is how I came to know that God and Jesus Christ exist. But why this church out of all the Christian churches? As I was preparing to serve a mission for the church, I decided that I needed to know if this church was true, and that I was doing the right thing. Giving up two years of my life and all of my life savings ($11,000) to go and tell people about God, the Book of Mormon, and about the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was a big decision. So I decided that I would accept a challenge given to me by the Young Mens organization of the church to read the entire Book of Mormon in six months. I decided that I wanted to do it before my birthday, and that would only leave me with about four months, during which I was also taking 15 credits from the community college. Before I started the book, I knelt down and told God what I was doing and with what purpose. I then started reading the Book of Mormon (not for the first time) and made it all the way through by my birthday. But the night that I finished, I knelt down and asked God if it was true. "Is the Book of Mormon true?" Although I remember feeling a portion of the love and inner warmth that I had felt the night I read grandmother's biography and prayed, I received a very distinct "you know it is true and you always have".

How I live my faith

The meaning and purpose of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has changed several times for me in the past years. As I have shared and taught the Gospel to those of other faiths, I have come to learn more and more what it means to me. Also, as I have moved out of my parents house and onto my own with no family within 2000 miles of me, again, the Gospel has taken on more meaning. The way that I live the Gospel is to always try and be better. A motto that I have tried to live by is this: "I go to church every Sunday to learn how to worship God. I worship God throughout the week by how I live my life." With that in mind I am constantly learning news ways that I can be a better disciple of Jesus. With that in mind I am always more fully learning what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is. With that in mind I can do the things that God would have be do, and in doing that, I find happiness.