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Hi I'm Dallyn

I am a huntin', jeepin', snomobiling, Gospel lovin' child of God......And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am from Utah which doesn't really surprise anyone that I am Mormon. But just as anyone i have had to find out for myself if the church is true. I am 19 years old and am currently serving a mission for the church in Florida. I love to do anything with small engines. That is what I have grown up doing. My Dad and I ran a small engine repair shop together and I learned quite a bit about working with my hands from doing so. My favorite time of the year is winter. I love to snowmobile with my family. During the spring, summer, and fall months we enjoy doing a lot of stuff together as well. We paintball, jeep and just all around enjoy life together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My parents and grandparents are all members. I was baptized when I was 8 years old by my Father who holds the Priesthood. I have always known and been taught that the church was true but until I asked my Heavenly Father for myself it never really had much of an effect upon me. I prayed to Him to know whether or not the Book of Mormon is true and whether Joseph Smith was His prophet. I now know that it is true by the feelings of love, joy and peace as described in the Bible in Galatians 5:22-23. The feelings that I had could not have been made up. I couldn't make myself feel those things, but I know that God could and he did. I am also a Mormon because it is very family oriented. Families are ordained of God. They are here to help us grow and learn correct principles. That is what my family has done for me and that is what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is about. I know that as we all read the scriptures and pray to know if what they teach is true, God WILL answer. He WILL tell us through our thoughts and feelings that we have but only if we truly and sincerely want to know. God loves us and wants the best for us and our families. This gospel can and WILL do that if we allow it to.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to become more like Christ through his example daily. Christ has set the perfect example that we should follow each and every day and he is the only way that we may return to live with our Father in Heaven again. Through him we can have the peace and joy that God wants us to have. It is only by living the Gospel that we truly find those feelings.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Dallyn
It is important for a baptism to be performed with the proper authority so that, as it says in Mathew 16:19 "...whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven...." Our Heavenly Father has given us that authority and permission to do that. Baptism is symbolic of starting our new life as a follower of Jesus Christ. Wouldn't it make sense to not only have that recorded here on earth but in Heaven as well? We have the authority of God. Other churches have authority. They definately do. They have the authority to perform baptisms in their church. To administer in their church. To accept tithes and donations, in their church. That authority is man's authority. We claim the authority of Jesus Christ, the authority of God from God, for in Christ's church we must have his permission to perform those things in his name. We don't receive that authority from a degree in school. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Dallyn
We as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints do vicarious work in temples of God. This means that we perform ordinances (baptisms for the dead), for and in behalf of another person---in this case the deceased. People may pose the question, "How is that possible?" The answer is simple. Jesus Christ did vicarious work when he ministered his Gospel in the flesh. Everything he did was "for and in behalf" of us and our salvation. This is the reason and purpose for baptisms for the dead. Simply for the salvation of our ancestors, brothers and sisters of God, that have passed on without the eternal blessings of the Gospel and of baptism. Show more Show less