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Hi I'm Justin

I love to laugh, smile, joke, dance, sing, and whatever else makes me happy. I'd call myself a optimistic person. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I come from a family of 5 whom I love dearly. I was also privileged with three wonderful half-siblings, so I can honestly say I have a brother from another mother. I love going out and enjoying the little things. Sitting in the rain, singing in the shower, and telling corny jokes are my favorite past times. If I could be any fruit I'd be a banana; because, honestly, who doesn't like bananas? I've been many places and seen some pretty nifty stuff but my absolute favorite place to be is with loved ones laughing so long over stupid little things that it hurts. I believe that your happiness is your choice, and you should never let anyone or anything take that away from you.

Why I am a Mormon

I know it's true. There was a time in my teenage years where I couldn't have said that. I grew up in this church and never doubted if it was true. As I started to get older I realized that I had to make a decision of whether or not it was true for myself. I couldn't rely on friends, parents, or church leaders to tell me what was true, but I had to find out for myself. I spent many nights pleading for something from God that would let me know. I begged for some kind of unmistakable answer. A voice, a vision, a miracle - I was asking for all these things and I saw nothing; I felt nothing; and I heard nothing. Some time went by before I had the courage to ask God whether or not Joseph Smith, the prophet of these latter days, really did restore Christ's church on this Earth today. I prayed to God in the very area where God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ appeared unto Joseph Smith. I didn't see anything. I didn't hear anything. I felt very little. I started to question my core beliefs. For a time, I didn't know who God was. I didn't know who I was. It was one of the most confusing times I've had to experience. One day a midst this soul searching and truth seeking I was reading in the New Era - a church sponsored magazine. As I read I came across an article that seemed familiar to me. In fact, it could have been me who had written it. It described a young adult who, when challenged about her beliefs, started to doubt. After visiting the site in which God appeared unto Joseph Smith, praying, and feeling nothing, she had the thought, "You already know." Upon reading these three words I felt an overwhelming feeling of peace. It was the closest I have ever felt to God. I knew it to be true. I know it is true. Why was I still asking? I realized shortly thereafter that God had answered my prayer many times before. I had just been to foolish to see it. In my seeking out a golden ticket I had missed the chocolate bar. Why am I a Mormon? Because I know it's true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going about doing good. Anonymous notes left on cars, Secret Service Adventures, and volunteering to those with special needs have come to be my favorite means of serving. I know that pure religion stems from service to your fellow man. I strive to find opportunities to serve all around me. I know that, while I am so very far from perfect, that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me and cares for me. I know that we are all His children and that there is no more precious or valuable truth than this. I try to share that truth with those I love.