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Hi I'm Dallin

I'm a lawyer. I'm a father of three. I'm crazy about sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for a little over 7 years, and we have three fun (but crazy) boys. I am an attorney in Indianapolis, and I enjoy what I do; but also love spending time with my family. We love to play sports together, read, sing and play music, and just find anything fun to do (our wrestling matches are epic). I enjoy all types of sporting activities, and I love playing the piano, as well. We are big fans of action movies and making up our own action-adventure stories at home. In my spare time, I try to get a round of golf in when I can, read novels or books about baseball (a passion of mine), and watch our favorite teams. I grew up on a farm in Southern Indiana and went to school where there were not a lot of other Mormons. Later, I served a two-year, full-time mission in Costa Rica for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 19. That was one of the best experiences of my life. After that, I met my wife in college, and we have had great adventures ever since. We try to make sure that we find great chances for our family to learn and grow and experience the wonderful things our Heavenly Father has given us in this world. Each of our little boys has spent time in the hospital with surgeries and other procedures, and so we are just grateful to be a family and to enjoy the blessings we have. We are always comforted, too, by the knowledge that our family relationship can last even after this life is over.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true and I have felt peaceful reassurances about its teachings throughout my life. We are taught that familes can be together forever, and it shows us the way to do make that possible. I remember when one of my sons was in the hospital awaiting surgery as a newborn how helpless I felt. I remember my wife and I praying and feeling a calming peace and assurance that He knew of our situation and that we would be a family forever, regardless of what happened to our son. Obviously, I am joyful and grateful to get to live with him here on Earth, but I have always been able to count on that peace I feel knowing that if my wife and I continue to do our best and live faithfully, we can see our children again after this life. That sweet assurance is so marvelous to me. That is why I'm a Mormon. As a missionary in Costa Rica, I was able to help people learn about Jesus Christ and the plan our Heavenly Father created for all of us. It was so wonderful to see them learn, study, and then pray to know for themselves the truthfulness of what we taught. When they received that answer, I was so blessed to see them grow in the Gospel and the Church. I have been able to have that experience since my mission, as well, and I know that this Church is true because it encourages everyone to find out for themselves. That is a powerful promise.

How I live my faith

I just try to do the little things everday to help others and my family. We try to be happy and kind whenver we can. In our local Church ward, I play the piano for children during their classes when they are learning songs. I love seeing them learn about Heavenly Father and other aspects of the Gospel. I love helping them learn the music and seeing their excitement about singing. I also have a few families in our ward that I visit and try to serve in anyway that I can in order to make sure they always have someone they can count on to help them. It is great that we are asked to serve and be a part of the Church.