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Hi I'm Darin

I'm a husband, a dad, and a Mormon.

About Me

A short time ago I was loading a few items in the back of our van. With the rear door open, I could see my wife and each one of our children in their seats waiting to depart for our destination. I realized then that I was living a dream come true-to have a family. Sure, I enjoy a variety of different things such as sports, business and music. I have degrees in both marketing and music from Brigham Young University. Watching a football game or listening to a new song, however, is exponentially more enjoyable when I've got a member (or members) of my family by my side with me. Even though there are daily struggles, the joy of family far surpasses any difficulties that I encounter. Is there anything better in the world than being a husband and dad?

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised a Mormon, it has become increasingly more critical to not just walk in my parents footsteps simply for tradition' sake. I have conscientiously chosen to be a Mormon because I have felt deeply that that is what Heavenly Father wants me to be. I have found the teachings of the Church to be true and correct which brings me great joy and safety. I have developed a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. As in times past, God has blessed the world with living prophets that speak His doctrine the provide guidance, direction and love. I am a Mormon because I believe in the Son of God, that He lives, that He loves me and everyone, and through Him we can return to the presence of our Father In Heaven.

How I live my faith

One great blessing of being a Mormon are the number of people you get to work with and serve. Since everyone in the Church has responsibilities, no one is paid for what they do. I particularly like working with the youth of the church. My assignment has been to teach boys from the ages of 14-18. We've discussed multiple topics over the years, including morality, importance of family, honesty, tithes and offerings and most importantly, our relationship with Jesus Christ. It's gratifying to see so many of these quality young men grow into adults with a strong sense of purpose and commitment.