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Hi I'm Justin Schwendiman

I was born in Utah and have always lived there. I spent most of my childhood on a wrestling mat. I'm a Mormon and proud of it!

About Me

I was born in Orem, Utah, but moved to West Jordan soon after. I am currently serving as a missionary in the Iowa Des Moines Mission and will be going to school at BYU when I get home. Some of my favorite things to do are wrestling, Ultimate Frisbee, and drumming. I also love to do just about anything outside, particularly four-wheeling and boating. I am a middle child - I have an older brother and a younger sister, along with a bunch of step siblings. Family is the best thing ever, and I love spending time with mine. I think family time is the most important time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised Mormon and I have an unwavering testimony of the truthfulness of this church. However, my testimony did not come simply from being born and raised Mormon. My testimony came as I lived the teachings of the church and asked my Father in Heaven to know if what I was doing was right. The feeling that came was a warm calm. It was a feeling that only the Spirit of the Holy Ghost can bring. I know without a doubt that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. It is the same church established by Christ, and it is the only church that Christ leads today. Every single word in the Book of Mormon speaks truth, and I know this with all my heart. This knowledge is more precious to me than anything else I own. I would never, ever give up my testimony because of the great happiness that comes from knowing Heavenly Father knows you, loves you, and has a plan for you to return to Him some day. I know these things because I was willing to exercise my faith and find out for myself. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday, I go to church to renew the promises I have made to God, to feel the Spirit, and to grow in the gospel. However, I do not only live my faith on Sunday's. I live my faith every day, often just by doing small and simple things. I begin and end every day with a prayer to Heavenly Father, and I always find time to read my scriptures. Small acts such as these help us draw nearer to the Savior and develop attributes that help us be more like Him. I also live my faith by serving as a missionary. The joy that comes from sharing this gospel with others is unlike anything else I have ever experienced.