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Hi I'm Dallis

I'm a auto part delivery driver. I'm a full-time student. I watch Zombie movies, listen to rock and country, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am the 5th of 6 children, the only boy. My parents were raised Mormon and raised my sibling and I mormon. I grew up in a very musically talented family, but never found enjoyment in it. So I slipped through the cracks while everyone else went and learned things that I wish I knew now. I also was raised in a physically competitive family. Because of that, I play lots of sports. I am not the best, but I give it my all, everytime. I learned to indulge myself in things that would bring me closer to my Heavenly Father. I quickly found enjoyment of learning new truths of scripture and of spiritual matters. I pushed myself to learn even more when I served a two-year mission. I now am a substitute early morning seminary (bible-school) teacher. I love teaching, and the teenagers I teach are very special to me. I wish only to impart knowledge to them through the same way I was taught, by the Holy Spirit. I work full-time, earning money for college and preparing for the time when I can no longer live with me parents. It is easy at age 21 to just trust and use your parents, but I am preparing daily to move on, to start my own life. I love children, and love to talk to them. They usually become my teacher as I see how innocent and pure they are. They trust us, and what we say becomes what they believe and say for themselves. My life is shaped by these special children of God, those who know Him best.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a family of 6, scattered out over 13 years and am the only boy. My parents raised us in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and taught us of Jesus Christ. I always loved church and would go every week. There was a time in which I did began to question whether or not the church I grew up in was true or not. I put that aside though and continued to do what my parents wanted me to do. But when I decided to serve a mission, I felt those questions come back. I knew that I needed to know for myself. I began to read the Book of Mormon, knowing that God would let me know if it was all true if I read and prayed about it. When I finished it, I knew the time had come for me to put my faith in God to the test and ask Him if it was true. I knelt down in my room, all by myself, and asked. When I did, I didn't receive an earth-shaking experience, not a burning bush, not an angelic visitor. What I had was what Elijah of old also had. A still small voice from the Holy Spirit of truth came and whispered peace to my mind and heart, and I knew that this feeling could only come from God. Because I knew and had gained that witness, I am now strong in my faith. I know with all my heart and mind that this is right.

How I live my faith

I have the chance for people to see who i am by my faith in little ways. At work, I don't cuss, and try to show kindness to all those around me. In associations, I speak kindly, show genuine care and support for them. With friends, I offer help and direct them to God. With family, I love and support all that they do. I try to speak to those around me about the blessings I've received from God. When I walk down the street, I get the chance to see what love can do to others. I see someone, and simply say Hi, and smile. That always cheers me up, so I think it would help others.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Dallis
Joseph Smith was born in 1805. As a teenager he was hungry for truth and searched in all the churches he could looking for it. One day Joseph decided to ask God about it. Because of his asking, God and Jesus Christ came and answered his questions. Joseph Smith was called as a prophet that day, like a Moses today! Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Dallis
There are many ways to learn more about the Mormon Church. Mormon.org is a great place to start. I've always liked talking to people though. On Mormon.org you can find a place to enter some information and request to have missionaries contact you to talk to you. Also, finding a Mormon church is also a good place to find lots of Mormons who are willing to talk about their fatih. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Dallis
Mormons don't drink those things because the Lord has asked us, in His infinite wisdom, not to, saying that they are bad for us. This law of health that he gave to us is called The Word of Wisdom, wherein are things found not to use, and things to use a lot of. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Dallis
A "testimony" is a witness of truth that has been borne to us by manifestations of the Holy Spirit. We "bear our testimonies" to share with others what we have learned for ourselves as truth. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Dallis
Families are central to God's purposes. He has given us families to create a source of love and strength in living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Dallis
YES! And what a good thing to know, that God is the God of all the people in the world. He sent His Son to visit even more people after His resurrection. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Dallis
The Book of Mormon is a companion volume of scripture to the Bible, and contains, as does the Bible, the fullness of the Everlasting Gospel. It is a record of the dealings of the people that lived on the Americas with God. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Dallis
YES! He is a man of God, and one who is very in tune with the will of God. His name is Thomas Monson. Show more Show less