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Hi I'm Justin

I live in North Carolina, work in financial services and am the father of four wonderful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Oregon and enjoy spending time outdoors camping and hiking. I went to school in Utah and am an avid college football fan. I work for a large public accounting firm in the area of financial services regulatory compliance. I am a father of four children and enjoy spending time helping them with homework, dance practice, tee-ball, building legos and going on family adventures.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Mormon faith from my childhood. That being said, I feel that I had to come to know for myself that the church was true when I was in my teenage years. As I read from the Book of Mormon and pondered the teachings of modern-day prophets, I was impressed in my mind and heart that the principles I had been taught throughout my life were indeed true. In my early adulthood, I served as a missionary in Latin America where I saw the joy and hope that the gospel message brings literally change the lives of those that I had the privilege of coming in contact with. I witnessed the blessings that come from obedience to the commandments and the light in the countenances of those that embraced the gospel, repented of their past wrongdoing and joined Christ's church through baptism and confirmation. Now, as a husband and father, my testimony of the restored gospel continues to grow and be tested. There are many challenges and trials that I have experienced throughout my life and it has not always been easy to walk with faith. However, through each series of obstacles that I have had to overcome, I have learned to lean on the strength of the Lord and put my faith in his mercy and love. I doing so, I have been blessed beyond measure and come to know how my Heavenly Father knows and loves me as an individual son with infinite potential. We all make mistakes in this life, but through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can be forgiven and have the eternal blessing of living in the presence of God with our families forever. This is the greatest gift I could possibly imagine and one worth all the sacrifices and struggles that are needed in order to obtain it. I'm a Mormon, I know it, I love it and I live it to the best of my ability each day.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith in my daily life through acts of Christ-like service and treating people as my brothers and sisters. I serve in an administrative responsibility within my local congregation where I help to address the needs of the families and individuals and organize some of the activities carried out by our leadership team. I also enjoy serving with the Church's Boy Scout troop. We have some great youth in our area that are always full of energy and are a positive impact on my life. I recently had the chance to attend Scout camp with our youth and was impressed with their character as we held nightly devotionals where we read from the Book of Mormon and shared our thoughts and feelings about the principles being taught in the scriptures. My most important duty, however, is that of husband and father. I try my best to be an example for my family in doing the right thing each day and working hard to support their needs. With four young children at home, there is always an opportunity to turn a normal, everyday situation into a teaching moment for life skills and gospel principles. My family provides my greatest joy and I cherish the teachings of the Church about eternal families and the role of Jesus Christ in having a peaceful home.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Justin
A typical day for my family involves getting up and sharing breakfast with each other as I get ready for work. My wife and kids will usually spend the day running errands, working on learning to read / write, attending play dates, cleaning around the house and pretty much the normal activities when you have pre-school aged kids! My job is pretty demanding so I'll occasionally travel for work and have some late nights at the office, but I do my best to get off early enough each night to be able to come home and see the family for a while each evening and help get the kids ready for bed. We typically spend some time each night catching up on how each other's days went, reading the scriptures together and praying as a family. Saturdays at our house are "family fun day!" We'll get any chores we need to done in the morning and then we'll have an outing or adventure with the kids. Sometimes my wife and I will take the kids on separate activities for some one-on-one time, but often we'll go as a group to the mall, a movie, lunch at a restaurant, trip to the park or any number of family oriented activities. I usually spend time each weekend preparing for my church responsibilities on Sundays and ensuring that everything is in order for our services the next week. On Sundays, the family attends church for a three-hour service. We sit together at church and sing, pray, partake of the sacrament and worship Christ. We spend time together afterwards and visit friends and serve others. Show more Show less