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Hi I'm Dustin Martinez

I'm an athlete, a lover of life, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing sports and being active! Music is a part of my life and I love playing the guitar. I try to sing along with my playing, but some people say that I should stick to singing in the shower. I like to swing dance and know how to own the floor like a pro! I love life and love living it to the fullest. I look for fun in everything because there is a fun side to all things and to all people. I enjoy trying to find people's fun side and getting them to laugh. Nothing is better than a group of friends laughing and having fun. I am also an avid snowboarder and enjoy carving up the slopes, doing tricks, and flying off jumps! Snowboarding is a fun way to spend a day when nothing else is going on and you want to make the most of it. However, what is the most fun is the nighttime snowboarding! It is more intense and MUCH more fun! I have been in JROTC in high school and ROTC in college. I have been on the Rifle Shooting, P.T, and Ranger Challenge teams. I enjoy the structure, leadership, self-exertion, friends, and activities that I have had in the two programs. I would not trade those experiences for anything, and who knows, I might even join the military some day. 

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but I know on my own accord that its teachings and values are true. I have studied the scriptures and prayed to know if they are true. I love studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon together, because I know that both books teach of Christ and they are both inspired scripture. I also love what the church teaches about life and how to live it well. There are so many good things that come from living life without using drugs or drinking alcohol! We only get one life and one body, so we all need to treat it well. The church also teaches that families can be together forever. I love that concept so much! I know that in the next life, we can return to live with our family and friends that have passed away. We can see our spouses, our children, and our siblings, everyone! The church teaches you about the purpose of life and why we are put here on the Earth. The purpose of life is to gain faith in Jesus Christ, to live his teachings, and to endure to the end of our days. Enduring to the end means standing strong in your faith and being a follower of Christ in all things and in all places. We can return to live with Him if we have faith, repent of our sins, get baptized by one holding the proper priesthood authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, and endure to the end. If we do all of those things, we will live a happy and fulfilling life in this lifetime and in the next. So, basically, the reason that I am a Mormon is because of all of the wonderful blessings that come from living by the teachings of the church and the commandments of God. I know that there is a savior and redeemer, who is Jesus Christ, and I know that He has lived, and now lives. I know that there is a living prophet on the Earth today, and I know that the Book of Mormon is an inspired book that teaches of Christ and His ministry in the ancient America's, and above all, I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and the savior of this world.

How I live my faith

I am currently a missionary for the church. My calling consists of teaching people about Jesus Christ and His restored gospel, and all of the wonderful things that comes from having faith in Him and living His teachings. I absolutely love teaching the gospel to all who will listen! I still have allot to learn, and I am not perfect, but I know that if I study and strive to learn as much as I can, that the Lord will bless me and the people that I teach to understand His gospel, and have faith in Him. I hope to become the best tool of the Lord that I possibly can, so that I can invite others to come to Christ, which is truly an inspired cause.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Dustin Martinez
I most certainly do! His name is Thomas S. Monson. I know that this man has been called of God to be the modern Prophet and to preside over God’s kingdom on the earth today. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Dustin Martinez
There are not restrictions based on race or color in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We believe that everyone has a chance to receive the blessings and to participate fully in the church as long as they personally are worthy to receive those blessings. Everyone is accepted into God’s kingdom, and likewise, everyone is accepted into this church. God is no respecter of persons, so everyone is accepted into His kingdom on the Earth as long as they have a testimony of His teachings and strive to follow the commandments that He has given us to follow.  Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Dustin Martinez
We do not practice polygamy. Anyone who practices polygamy is not a member of this church. We do believe that everyone has a chance to become a member of this church if they will change/repent, and live the laws and statutes given to us by God however.  Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Dustin Martinez
The Prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Dustin Martinez
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. This means that it teaches and testifies of Jesus Christ. The book is a record of the ancient inhabitants of the America's starting at about 600 B.C. It starts off with a family that is told through a vision to leave Jerusalem and eventually journey to the Promised Land, or in other words, The Americas. These ancient people were divided into two groups based on beliefs. They were called the Nephites and the Lamanites. The Nephites believed in Jesus Christ and in following his commandments. The Lamanites were spiteful against the Nephites, and rebelled against these beliefs. This book is a sacred record of Jesus Christ and His gospel in the Americas. It contains the writings of many prophets. If you like reading the Bible, then you will love reading the Book of Mormon! I invite you to read this book and pray to the Almighty God and ask if it's contents are true. I invite you to follow the words of Moroni in chapter ten, verses four and five which states: "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." Show more Show less