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Hi I'm Dean Hanson

I'm from Idaho, I show pigs and I'm a missionary. I'm a Latter Day Saint

About Me

Growing up i showed livestock at the county and state fairs. I was involved in FFA and 4-H. I also was a part of Student Council and Bussiness Profesionals of America in high school. I also ran track and cross country. My favorite race was the 800m. I also like playing video games. I love music. Well, I love good music. I like legos.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church but didn't always believe it. There was alot of things that just didn't sit right with me. There was also some people in the church i didn't like. It wasn't until i was about 15 that i really wanted to know if it was really true. I had heard friends talk about the Book of Mormon and why they thought it was true. One thing that stuck out was a friend of mine had read it, and prayed to know if it was true. So i decided to do that to read it. As i read it i noticed small changes in my life. I started becoming a better person. I was happier. I still had alot of the same problems as before, but i had a different outlook than before. When i finished the book i decided to pray to know if what i had read was true. If the stories it had we real. If the people in it were real. If It was really from God. So, I knelt in prayer and asked. Nothing happened. I didn't recieve an answer. I was confused. So i prayed again. But this time i really thought about what i would do if it were true. What things i would change if it was. So i prayed and i had an indescribable feeling. I had a feeling of peace, of surety. In a sense it burned inside of me. It's still so hard to describe. But i knew, without a shadow of a doubt that the Book of Mormon is Gods word. It is another testament of Jesus Christ. And if that book is true, it means that Joseph Smith was a prophet. Which means that there is a prophet today. It also means that we have the fulness of Christs church and gospel. So that is why i'm a part of this church. Because it is true.

How I live my faith

Well, it's pretty simple. Because i have a faith in Jesus Christ I must do things to show that i do. So i try to live my life the way Christ has shown us to. I try to serve others. I try to keep his commandments. ALthough i'm not perfect. I do screw things up quite a bit. But when i do, I turn to Christ in prayer and ask for His help so i dont do it again. I also try to help others build their faith and reliance on Jesus Christ. I have the opportunity to do that 24/7. I'm serving a mission in Nebraksa/Iowa. Basically what i do is go around looking for people to help. I help people do yard work, move, or just about anything. But most importantly I help to take steps to find out that there is a God. That He loves them. That He wants us to live with Him. That He wants to help us.