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Hi I'm Justin

I'm an Australian living in the Middle East with my wife and seven children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Despite witnessing the 2007 AFL Grand Final in person, I remain a faithful Port Power supporter. I also enjoy experiencing the beaches and mountains of Oman, and playing basketball with my children - even when they beat me. At age 30, I decided on a career change and applied to law school. Fifteen years later, I am enjoying my third career as CEO of a mineral exploration company, but still have an affinity with the legal profession and the irrigation industry. After living in Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and Perth, and visiting each of the otehr capitals in Australia, we moved to the Arabian Peninsula in 2013. My family have now been to every gulf country (except Yemen) and currently live in Muscat, Oman. After 3+ years in American schools, our children sound American, but we do our best to help them remember their proud Aussie heritage by subscribing to the AFL channel on OSN, buying Australian lamb (which is flown into the region on a daily basis), and avoiding any discussion of pre-1982 World Cup cricket with our expat kiwi friends.

Why I am a Mormon

God hears and answers prayers. I have put my trust in Him and He has directed my path.

How I live my faith

Sabbath Day observances, and avoiding coffee, tobacco and alcohol, sometimes lead people to identify me as Mormon. However, those who know me well recognise these practices are not at the heart of my faith, rather they are an outward expression of my inner commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Personal daily prayer is one of the key ways I seek God's guidance and direction on how I can be an influence for good, and be influenced by the good in others. I seek to make all my interpersonal relationships an outward expression of my gratitude to God, and to recognise the good in others. Living and working primarily with Muslims, but also Hindus and some other Christians, has provided me with an increased understanding and appreciation of the beliefs I share with my friends of other faiths. "We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may." - Joseph Smith.