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Hi I'm Dallin

I was born in Finland, grew up in Utah, and have lived in Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, and now in Idaho. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the pharmacy clinical manager for a mid-size hospital in southern Idaho. I am married, have five children, and am learning how to parent teenagers. I enjoy boating, skiing (snow and water), golf (and other sports), and family activities. I also enjoy giving back to the community, serving in my church, volunteering with youth programs, and being involved with my children's education.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I continue to be active in the church because I know that Jesus is the Christ, the very Son of God. The church exists to teach us that we are literally children of God, that He has a plan for us, and that He has provided a way for us to live with Him again through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The church provides opportunities to learn and to grow, to stretch and to struggle, and to ultimately become better men and women, sons and daughters, neighbors and citizens. I know that the true Priesthood authority has been restored, and that through it we can receive holy ordinances and make sacred covenants that will prepare us to live with God again.

How I live my faith

A reason that I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is because it is not just a religion, but a way of life. When we covenant to take the name of Christ upon ourselves and to follow Him, it flows into every part of our lives. An important aspect of the church is that it has a lay ministry; we all "take turns" in the various callings of responsibilities that make the church function and operate. In this way, we learn the principles of the gospel as we study and prepare to teach lessons on faith, repentance, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and the importance of prophets and apostles. As we do this, we give of our time and talents to help others whom we have been called to serve and assist. But in all of this, the most important teaching, service, and sacrifice I can make occurs within the walls of my own home as I raise my children and set an example for them. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is perfect, yet I am not. I struggle with the trials that are part of this life the same as anyone else does. But my knowledge of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and my belief and faith in Him give me hope, strength, and a desire to overcome my weaknesses and become a better man, husband, father, friend, and citizen every day. I saw a sign above a bishop's door once that I have never forgotten, "The Church is not a country club for the saints. It is a hospital for the sinners." Everyone has a need for the Atonement of Jesus Christ - we all need His help.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Dallin
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches, as taught in the New Testament and in the Book of Mormon, that only in and through Jesus Christ can we be saved we are saved through the grace and mercy of Christ. However, we also have an obligation to be the best people we can, and live the best lives we can, just as Jesus did during His mortal ministry. In essence, we are expected to do all that we can, but even despite our very best efforts, we cannot achieve salvation without Jesus Christ He makes up the difference through mercy and grace. Show more Show less