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Hi I'm Justin Decker

I love running, ping pong, and sand volleyball. I am called to serve a mission in Russia. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Arizona for practically my whole life. I have two wonderful parents, five siblings, two brother-in-laws, one niece, and one nephew. I love my family and their great examples to me. Right now I am preparing to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and will be serving in the Russia Yekaterinburg mission. Talk about a change in forecast! The winters last from September to May, I believe, and so instead of wearing a t-shirt with shorts, I will be wearing layer upon layer basically. Even so, I am excited to serve the people there and serve God as I share God's gospel and love with them. For fun I love to go on runs (when it is not scorching hot), play ping pong, and chill on the sand courts playing volleyball. I have done very well in Cross Country as I helped my team get runners up in state. Other than that, I am not as good as that in sports but love to play them. I love playing on the piano, especially hymns that are special to me. Lastly, I hope to someday make my own music video. It is definitely on my bucket list!

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon has its restrictions for sure. Yet these restrictions/commandments only make life more meaningful and beautiful. Some people don't know what will happen after they die. Yet we do. Some people just want to have fun but what's left after this life? With the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints restored to the earth by God's power through the prophet Joseph Smith, the knowledge that as we follow and faith in the Savior, repent, and keep His commandments, we can gain eternal life and live with God and our family for ever. This knowledge brings me so much joy and excitement in this life. It gives my life perspective and meaning. I know this church is true not because of my parent's indoctrination but by my own testimony as I believe I have felt the Holy Ghost, which testifies of truth to one's mind and heart. As one prays to God in faith to know if the Book of Mormon is true and to then read it, I know that one will feel of its peace and truthfulness. I know that there is no better way to find happiness other than trusting and following Jesus Christ. I know He loves us and is ready to forgive us and accept us into His arms if we will come to Him. When I am down, I can remember that I have a Savior who can lift me up, and lift everybody up. I have a testimony of the truthfulness of Christ's church and can not doubt its truthfulness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as I strive to act as God and His prophets have taught. When I am around others, I try to act and talk in a way that is loving and try to be obedient in God's commandments. In the church, I help out and share gospel messages with this one older lady who is so sweet and loving in my neighborhood. Helping her out and showing love for her is definitely what I would think the Savior would do, and is such a blessing in my life. I also live my faith as I have been preparing to serve a mission, and that has helped me to be a better example and live worthy to represent God and invite people to come to Him.