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Hi I'm Dallan

I am an engineer, musician, sports enthusiast, and yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a graduate student in chemical engineering and I'm researching wildfires. I am interested in current events and government. I like to play frisbee, soccer, basketball and other sports. I enjoy writing music and playing the piano and trumpet. I like to build things. I have trouble putting down a project once I start it--especially if it means putting off the things I really ought to be doing. For example, one evening in high school I didn't want to do my homework because I didn't like my desk chair. So, I went down to the garage and built a new chair. A few hours later, I started my homework. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I served a Spanish-speaking mission for the Church in the Oregon Eugene Mission. I'm the eighth of nine children and love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by wonderful parents who taught me to love God and keep His commandments. Our family attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints growing up and it was natural for me to be baptized into the church. That's what I wanted. It is hard to know if I would still be a participating member of the church if I had not had confirming experiences of its truth and goodness. From my teenage years until now, I have had various experiences, some more powerful than others, confirming that the church is led by divine guidance and that God is real. I know He lives, that Jesus Christ is His son, and that they lead this church by revelation through the Holy Ghost. It is this knowledge and belief that makes me a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following Jesus Christ. This can take on a variety of forms. The Savior taught His gospel and helped others. On Monday nights, I lead a group a young single adults in a "home night." We get together to have a lesson, a short activity and treats. This is a chance for us to socialize and to try to meed the needs of others.