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Hi I'm Dallin Belt

I'm a fun-loving, hard-working, poor college student and husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student trying to work my way through a life of homework, a job, a new family, and everything in between. As a part-time custodian I help to clean and maintain academic buildings which I proceed to mess up the next day along with every other student. With classes during the day and work in the evening I have to work hard to keep my marriage alive. I am a student at school, a teacher at church, and a partner at home. Though I often feel inadequate for any of the three, I am grateful for the hope that the gospel of Christ brings me. I can feel happy, even though I have a tough road ahead. Many say that life is hard and then you die. My question is "if life is hard with Christ, then is it impossible without?" So, life is hard, but there is much value in it. I love life, I love my wife, and I love learning. I'm your average guy, but somehow I still have something to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but don't think I didn't choose to be a Mormon. Most of my life I grew up learning about Jesus Christ and the gospel and I always just knew it was true, mostly because it made sense. As I got older I began to understand the gospel more as I felt guilt for my mistakes swept away through repentance. I learned the stories of the Savior and knew I had no other choice but to follow Him. However, I never really understood the why behind everything. I knew what I should do and I knew that doing so brought great blessings into my life. Through a mission and my calling as a teacher at church I have helped others learn of the blessings of the gospel. As a result I have begun to understand more and more why we do what we do. Nothing makes more sense to me and nothing brings me more hope than the Gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed to us through prophets of old, modern day prophets, and future prophets. I am grateful that our Heavenly Father and the Savior, Jesus Christ, love us enough to continually reach out in love to give us the Gospel of Peace. I am grateful for the Prophet Joseph Smith and his faith to ask God what to do in a troubled world. I choose to be a Mormon because I know the hope, peace, joy, happiness, clarity, and love it has brought into my life. I am a Mormon because I know how it fits into God's plan for me.

How I live my faith

I don't live my faith perfectly, but I don't know anyone who does. I am always learning and increasing in understanding. Through studying the scriptures, attending church meetings, communing with my God through prayer, and attending lectures on secular topics I am constantly learning. I learn of Christ. I learn of His love for me. I learn of the meaning of life. I learn how to be more like Him so that someday I will feel comfortable in His presence. I learn how the world works around me and how it became that way. As a Sunday school teacher I have the opportunity to learn as I prepare to teach. When I get up in front of my class, I have the opportunity to learn from them. Because of faith I desire to learn so that I might better understand what is happening in my life. Everyday through every lesson, I come one step closer to perfection. The most important lesson I have learned: my faith is not something I live so much as something I learn.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Dallin Belt
The word "testimony" is a word much like "witness." In a court case, for example, a witness testifies of what they saw or heard, in other words, say what they know they saw or heard. When Mormon's speak of a "testimony" we simply are referring to the knowledge we have of the Savior and His gospel. While I do not know everything, I have a testimony, or a witness, that God loves us. He sent His Son to pay the price for our sins. I know that He has given me a loving family to help me through a difficult life. I know the peace the gospel brings. That is my testimony. It is what I know. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Dallin Belt
The purpose of life, as quoted in scripture is "Men are that they might have joy." Our Father in Heaven wants to give us joy and has given us this life to learn how to do so. During this life we have many things to joy in. We have other people, technology that lets us watch movies or listen to music. We have beautiful landscapes and amazing animals. We have the gospel of Jesus Christ and the ability to share and learn. We find joy in many things. The purpose of this life is to learn how to find true joy in the things that will last. For example, if we spend all of our time watching movies or television, how could we have joy if those things were suddenly gone? In this life we can either learn to find joy in those things which will last forever or choose to find joy in those things which only last a few minutes. What we choose will determine how much we grow or how much we pull ourselves away from God. In the end, what we have joy in will either be taken from us or be with us forever. That's the joy of life: finding joy in those things which last forever. Show more Show less