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Hi I'm Jordin Justus

I am a 20 something not sure what to do with her life. I am a daughter of God. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was raised by a single mother since the age of around 2 and we moved around a lot when I was still in grade school. In high school we stopped moving long enough for me to graduate from high school in Wyoming. The following summer I moved in with my dad, my step-mom and my sister. It was so wonderful to be with someone who holds the priesthood (the power and authority to act in Gods name). There they encouraged me to go to college and I moved back to Wyo to go to school. there, I had some struggles with my testimony all through out my life but being on my own it was really put to the test and I fell away. However, throughout college I attended institute. One day in the spring, I received a letter from my friend on his mission, a call from my dad and a call from my bishop, all of which led me to church that Sunday. The next Monday after church as I was walking down the sidewalk, I turned to look at the church and the Spirit over came me and told me "Jordin, You're going on a mission." Immediately I turned in my mission papers and I am now serving in the Salt Lake City South Mission in Utah where I will serve the Lord for 18 months.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it simply makes me happy. There is a joy that comes from knowing that I can live with my family for time and all eternity through priesthood blessing received in the temple. I can be cleansed from all of my sins and Christ will remember them NO MORE, I have a Brother who knows every ache pain sorrow affliction temptation bitterness I go through and if I just so much as as for strength he will be there for me to lift my burden and help me endure it. There is peace in knowing I have the gift of the Holy Ghost to teach me, comfort me, to guide and protect me from the darkness in the world. I know these things come from the restored priesthood and through the Atonement of our Savior. That is why I am a part of this true church.

How I live my faith

I attend school at Brigham Young University -- Hawaii. Being surrounded by LDS members and living a standard where I can receive revelation has blessed me tremendously! I consistently attend religion courses where I learn about the Old Testament, The Book of Mormon and the teachings of Christ. I then apply what I learn to my everyday life as I strive to be like my Savior. If you haven't, read the Book of Mormon and pray about it, or even just pray because God loves to hear from you :) Everyday I surround myself with good things and think "Would I do this if Christ was here?" And again reading the scriptures and praying to my Heavenly Father. I serve my family and those around me, I generally just try to be a good person all the way around! I know I'm not perfect but thankfully we aren't expected to be perfect, just perfected in Christ. :)

What is being a Mormon like?

Jordin Justus
It's fantastic! When I see another member of the church we connect and have something to talk about. It's like having a huge network of friends and all you have to do is pick up the phone or go to church and someone is always there happy to see you and happy to talk with you. The support system is amazing too. With the Relief Society if they hear you're having a hard time with something or a family member died there are casseroles in your fridge and countless shoulders to cry on within 24 hours. There's so many activities for all ages too! There is primary for the kids along with that there's activity days for the girls and cub scouts for the boys, once we are 12 we go into young men and young women groups where we learn how to become the men and women to raise a righteous generation and there's things like boy scouts and girls camp and so many different things!! Each member has a calling too so there is always something to do. It's great. Essentially it's like being a part of a big happy family and knowing I'm loved whenever I walk through the doors; that's only part of what makes being a Mormon so fantastic. The other part is knowing that if I live in accordance to Heavenly Father's teachings, I can return to him some day. And if I've done something wrong all I have to do is repent with a broken heart and a contrite spirit and I'm worthy for his presence again. Show more Show less