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Hi I'm Dallin Mansfield

I'm a missionary, a brother, a Momma's boy, an American Indian and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! I'm Dallin, and I live in a little small town called Zillah in Washington State. I'm the 2nd to youngest out of a family of 6. My dad passed away when I was 3 years old. My mother is the best mom in the world. I love food. I'm outgoing, imaginative, and creative. I'm in the fine arts-music, art, theater. I play the trumpet, guitar, and the piano. I also can arrange and compose music. I love basketball, and outdoor recreational activities. I love to read all sorts of literature. I'm a WWE fan. I'm sort of your movie fanatic. I love the comics like Garfield. I also do Native American performances in categories like grass, traditional, and hoop dance. I'm always up to try something new.

Why I am a Mormon

It's true! The Gospel, the Church, the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith; all of it. They all reveal to us our Heavenly Father's plan for each and everyone of His children. They all testify that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who made our Heavenly Father's plan of salvation possible. I was raised in the church by a hard-working, loving mother. She taught and raised me well in the gospel. At the time, I didn't have a strong testimony, but I leaned on the testimonies of others which have pulled me through some of life's rough trials. There were certian incidents in my life that were, no doubt, spiritual evidences explaining to me of a loving God who cares about me individually. Even with these evidences, I needed something that would confirm it for myself. That opportunity came when I attended college in the fall semester of 2010. A few conflicts burdened my shoulders enough one day that I sat in my dorm-apartment by myself. I pondered to myself all of the specific events in my life that brought me down that week, last year, all of my life. I remember I asked, "Why must these things be like this? I don't undestand. What's the point for me to fall?" I then felt prompted to ask a question from my heart, "God, if you are there, where are you?" Then, I felt peace come within me. After I felt soften and comforted, I recounted in my mind the Fall of Adam. The Book of Mormon explains the need for a fall. "Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25, pg 59). These words would never leave my mind. Then I felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that there will always be a balance of joy and pain. Without a Fall, there is no ladder to climb. If life goes down, there is something good in store in the future to balance life. If not, better. God is in control. I then felt...happy. It was that confirmation that testified to me personally that all of this was true. "Live to learn. Learn to Love. Then, You'll Love to Live" -Matthew Cowley

How I live my faith

Well, I'm now serving a 2 year mission in the Idaho Pocatello Mission. It's been fun to witness for myself as well as for others how the Gospel has played a role in my life. These have been the best 2 years to serve my Lord to invite others to come unto Him. I am called by a prophet of God to teach the message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ 24/7. I also give my time to community service those who are around me in any way possible.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Dallin Mansfield
This is one of the greatest blessings that God has given if we really understand the gift of Grace. These times that we live in can be difficult. There are trials and struggles that we must cope with, but Heavnely Father is aware of them. He knows each and every one of us. We are imperfect. So, Heavenly Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to set the perfect example in this imperfect world. Jesus Christ taught, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" Matthew 5:48. Perfection is the condition where we can dwell with our Heavenly Father in eternal happiness. The Book of Mormon reveals to us, "...there cannot any unclean thing enter into the kingdom of God" 1 Nephi 15:34. Because of the Atonement performed by our Saviour Jesus Christ, perfection can be achieved. However, the Atonement did not eliminate our personal responsibility to be cleansed from our sins. Like when a parent reward's their child their personal wish, rewards are not awarded unless the conditions of the reward are met. We must do our part to gain a full understanding of the purposes in life. Once found, we follow our Heavenly Father's commandments and learn and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our best to achieve the ultimate reward of eternal happiness. We cannot achieve perfection in this life. That's when God's grace is rewarded to those, whom God knows, who have done the very best they could. Each of us is different, but with the same wish to be eternally happy. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Dallin Mansfield
Of course, we are. "We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost" Articles of Faith 11. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Our teachings, morals, values, views are based off from the teachings of Jesus Christ. We praise, sing, and talk of Jesus Christ. We know that without Jesus Christ, nothing would be possible. I bear my personal testimony that Jesus is the Christ. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Dallin Mansfield
Our Father in Heaven has given the tools necessary for us to better understand him. One of the ways we know of Him is through scripture study. We read testimonies of those who have witnessed God's dealings with the children of men since the Creation called prophets and apostles. Their experiences testify of His existence and His love toward us. Keeping the commandments are another way to know Him. The commandments were given to us to live better lives; happier ones I might add. Heavenly Father knows all and sees what trials, afflictions, or obstacles that lie ahead in our lives here on Earth, and like a father he watches out for His children. We have our agency, which our Father has given to us, to follow and obey His commandments or not. Whether we want to follow the commandments or not, the commandments are given to us by our Heavenly Father to be safe and to be happy. Prayer is the communication between you and Heavenly Father himself. This is how we personally communicate with our Father in Heaven to know what is truthfully right. This is where we can get the answers to our questions from God. This is who we should turn for counsel. And Love is why our Father in Heaven performs such marvelous works and wonders for the benefit our happiness; for happiness is the design of our existence. I know Heavenly Father loves me, my family, and everyone who has come and gone from the begining of Adam to now and after. The Holy Ghost has testified that to me. Show more Show less