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Hi I'm Justen

I grew up in Oregon. I love making music, helping others, developing my talents and learning new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At the moment I am a marketing consultant, but I don't know if I am aspiring for a career in music, the health field or international relations. The three things I love the most are music, helping others and learning about new cultures and languages. As far as music I've professionally recorded two clean hip hop albums. As far as the health field I am working on a support project that I hope to take to a national level once its more refined and practical. As far as international relations I am learning Arabic at the moment and I speak to a lot of friends overseas on video chat through Skype. It's a very enjoyable experience. I'm living in Portland Oregon but I am planning to relocate to Salt Lake City, Utah sometime this summer.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the church all my life. For the first seventeen years of my life I was not very interested in the church. I went because my parents wanted me to go. I tried other churches when I did not want a higher level of accountability but they did not provide me with anything to fill the void I was feeling. Shortly after my eighteenth birthday I finally decided to read the Book of Mormon cover to cover. I prayed about it. I studied it with the desire to know that it was true. I received a answer that it was true. No an angel did not visit my beside and the heavens did not open. But I felt a great sense of peace and joy and a strong feeling that I was going the right direction. As the years passed my testimony went from I believe, to I know. I continued to edify myself by studying the scriptures and following the words of the living prophets and I found that my life was so much more blessed than it ever had been. I am a member of this church because it is Christ's church and it has his restored gospel and all the keys and ordinances within it. I am a member of this church because it provides me with eternal happiness and the answers to the deepest questions of the soul. I am a member of this church because once you have a testimony of the restored gospel, it is mandatory to be a member of this church for your exhalation and eternal salvation.

How I live my faith

I served a mission in Indianapolis Indiana. I love the gospel. It keeps me focused and constantly helps me remember the big picture of why I am here, where I am going, who I am and how I will get there. I have a very strong testimony of the Book of Mormon, living prophets, the law of tithing and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I know that God lives and loves all his children. To have that knowledge provides a enormous amount of clarity and peace of mind in my life. I study my scriptures every day because I want to, not because I feel obligated to do so. I have a special relationship with my Heavenly Father. I love to share the good news of the restored gospel with others too.