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Hi I'm Justin

I grew up in Idaho. I love sports, especially baseball, and I love doing anything in outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently about to head out on a 2 year LDS church mission to Fukuoka, Japan! I'm super excited and luckily I took a couple years of Japanese in high school. My interests include baseball, basketball, and cross country, as I was able to participate in all of these throughout High School. My involvement in running also led me to another sport known as Obstacle Course Racing. I have completed a Spartan Race trifecta both years that I have participated. When I'm not busy with church activities or sports, I love to drive around in the mountains as well as tackle technical terrain such as rocks and boulders. Also I have come to enjoy spending time on the river while trying to learn how to wakeboard (I'm not very good) and other stuff. Academics have also played a huge role in my life as I was able to place top 10 in my class and obtain a great scholarship to college. Overall I love learning and being active, and I definitely am looking forward to Japan!

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I became a Mormon is because I have been raised in the church by 2 loving, faithful, parents. The reason I stay in church is because of the truths and blessings that accompany it. Through the church, I know that I will have the opportunity to meet loved ones who have passed away again. Through the church, I know that we have a bigger purpose on this life and that I need to learn as much as I can so I may return to our Heavenly Father. The church also puts down many guidelines that allow me to fully enjoy life. Simple things like avoiding addictions and teaching me how to be a leader will give me many opportunities in life that I would miss out on otherwise. These reasons are why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Because of my younger age, most of my involvement has been limited to leading my peers through planning activities of fun and service. I have helped arrange many service projects over the past few years such as helping the elderly take care of their yards or even going Christmas Caroling to bring joy to the community. Currently, my involvement with the church is going to take a huge leap forward as I am about to become a full time missionary in Fukuoka, Japan. While there it will be job to teach members of the community about the teachings of Christ as well as keep non-active members of the church involved in activities. I believe there is no greater chance in my life to "live my faith" than to serve a full time mission. It will be day-in, day-out, gospel and faith. It the greatest blessing and opportunity I could ever ask for.