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Hi I'm Justin

I'm a computer programmer. I love basketball and fly fishing. I'm a husband and father. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my wife, and I love my children. They help me become who God wants me to be. I love to play with my kids, and teach them things. I love to play basketball in the mornings with a group of guys who don't take themselves too seriously. Though I don't get to do it much, I love to be standing thigh deep in a stream or river fly fishing: the sound of the water, the constant motion of the rod and line, the hope. I'm a computer programmer, and love to solve real-world problems by building software people use in their everyday work.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in a Mormon family, but everyone eventually needs to figure out what they believe. For a long time while I was a teenager, I was pretty sure I didn't believe what my parents taught me. That led me to make some unwise choices. When I was 17, a few members of my ward (congregation) asked me to hang out one Friday night. After I got home from a fun night with some new friends, I realized I was missing something in my life. I felt the Holy Ghost while I was around my new friends; I didn't feel the Holy Ghost when I was alone. I decided I needed to change my life. To change, I made what seemed like hard choices, but doing so brought the Holy Ghost back into my life. it took a while, and the process continues to this day, but I am grateful for the Savior who made it possible for me to return. I prayed to know if I could be forgiven. I read the Book of Mormon. I prayed to know if it was really what Joseph Smith said it was: a translation of scripture written by ancient Americans on gold plates. I prayed ot know if Joseph Smith was a prophet. I prayed for the guidance of the Holy Ghost. I felt the feelings and thoughts of 'Yes!' to each of those prayers, feelings and thoughts I remember distinctly and clearly and undeniably to this day. And that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I work with the Elders in our ward (Elders are the adult men usually between 18 and 50ish).