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Hi I'm Dustin

I live in Mesa, AZ. I buy expensive equipment for US Veterans. I play volleyball every chance I get. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a dad of one daughter so far. My wife and I have been married for three years and our daughter is only five months old at the moment. I work for the Department of Veterans Affairs, buying Information Technology software and equipment and medical equipment for our nation's veterans. I played men's volleyball through High School, refereed volleyball through college and then coached for a year. I still play any chance I get and I look forward to teaching my daughter how to play if she so desires. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Business and Spanish. I am planning on starting my Masters within the next three years. I love my family, my job and my Savior!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost have restored the one Church of Jesus Christ back on earth and this is that church. A church is more than a building or even a list of beliefs. This church has all the things that Christ's original church had when He live in Jerusalem. The power and authority to act in God's name has been restored, a living prophet and twelve apostles have been called of God, and the doctrinal teachings that help me know more about my Heavenly Father have been revealed to these living prophets. One of the greatest doctrinal teachings that I love about the restored Church of Jesus Christ is the Plan of Salvation. This plan outlines our entire existance and answers the three main questions of life: Where did I come from or Where did I live before here? Why am I here or what is the purpose of life? and Where will I go after I die? I have a little brother that is about twelve years younger than I am. When he was two years old, he drowned in our back yard pool. This was very difficult for me to accept as a fourteen year-old boy. I had a general understanding of the Plan of Salvation and that I could live with my brother again, but I wasn't living in a way that would make that possible. Later I learned personally how to take advantage of Jesus Christ's atoning sacrifice fore me by repenting of my past. Because of my Savior, I now have faith that I will live with my brother and the rest of my family forever!

How I live my faith

I live my faith most of all by trying to follow Jesus Christ's example. I have served children, youth and adults in my community through "church callings". These are opportunities for me to lead, teach, serve, counsel and love others in my community. I am currently the first couselor to the President of the men's adult group in our ward (congregation). I have learned so much from those that I have served, whether they were teenagers, older men and women, small children or people my same age. There are so many loving, caring, friendly, kind and fun people that I have gotten to know through the social aspect of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Each day I wake up and try to live that day the way that Jesus Christ would have me live it. I try to do as He would and I pray that the Holy Ghost will help guide me as I try. My main goal is to live with God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost and my entire family in God's kingdom for all of eternity. I try to make everything else that I do revolve around that simple goal.

What is the priesthood?

Dustin
The Pristhood is the authority to act in God's name. Here is an example of what it is like. I work for the Government. I write contracts and then obligate the Government to keep their side of the contract by getting someone with authority delegated to them from the President to sign the contract. I currently have not been given that authority to obligate the Government so if I signed a contract, it would not obligate the Government at all. The priesthood acts in the same way. Jesus Christ delegated this power and authority by laying His hands on His apostles and giving it to them. Those apostles also delegated it to others in the Church of Jesus Christ. This allowed them to lead congregations, perform sacred ordinances such as baptism and to perform miracles such as blessing those who are sick. The priesthood was passed to Joseph Smith, the first prophet of the restored Church of Jesus Christ, through the laying on of hands of the resurrected being, John the Baptist. This same priesthood has been passed from one worthy man to another since that time. I hold that sacred priesthood and I bare the responsibilities it requires. Show more Show less