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Hi I'm Dwight

I'm an outdoor advocate. I'm an uncle. I'm a lover of life and laughing, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I LOVE life! The Lord has blessed me with an optimistic outlook on life, and I always try to find the best in things and people. I rarely have bad days, because I believe that happiness is a choice, so why choose to sad or angry? I would rather laugh. :) I am from Mt Pleasant, Utah, which is a small central town in the mountains. I love it there. I am currently serving in the Mississippi Jackson Mission and loving the South and the great people here. I come from a family of three boys and three girls, with myself falling in at number six. I have 11 nieces and nephews and love them dearly. As I have been away from home for two years, they are perhaps the people I miss the most. A child's optimism is contagious, and they love fully and deeply and without reservations. I am a hero to them, but what they don't know is that they are the heroes in my life. I love the outdoors, especially rock climbing. I will be majoring in recreation management, my goal being to work with youth and children in an outdoor setting, teaching them life principles. I love to sing and dance, cook, laugh, love, live, celebrate, and just enjoy life! I love to party (but only the good kinds!) and just be with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the LDS church with all of my family being members as well, BUT that is not why I am a member today or why I am currently serving a mission for the LDS church. I have come to find out for myself the truthfulness of this Gospel and the happiness it truly brings. After you are baptized, you receive what we call the gift of the Holy Ghost, which is the right to have the Holy Ghost with you always, as long as you are worthy to have Him there. From the Holy Ghost, we receive inspiration from our Father in Heaven, guidance in life, warnings of dangers, and, one of my personal favorites, an increased sense of joy, happiness, and purpose in life. Having done things to drive the Holy Ghost away and having experienced those moments, sometimes long ones, without Him there, I know the difference between the two. As any convert to the church can tell you, there really is a difference. With the Holy Ghost with you, your level of joy and happiness you have is such a drastic increase from when you don't, that the difference is astonishing. It is something I always want to have. The Holy Ghost has also borne witness to me that the Book Of Mormon (a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible) truly is the word of God. Also, by the same power of the Holy Ghost, I know that Jesus Christ really is my Savior. He loved me enough to suffer and die for me and for my sins, pains, and afflictions. The knowledge of that, and the knowledge that He has once again called living prophets to guide us in this day and age, is the thing that I hold the most dear. It is a treasure that I can't get anywhere else. The joy that this Gospel brings into my life cannot be found through any other source. That is why I am a Mormon. That is why I stand by this faith and why I have voluntarily given up two years of the prime time of my life to share this with others. That is why I love my Savior and this, His Gospel, and wouldn't trade it for anything else in the world.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. My number one goal in life is to make a difference in the lives of others. I do that by helping those around me in any way I can. I strive to follow the example of my Savior, Jesus Christ, and to lift others' spirits, as He did. I try to be the positive example and live my life in such a way that those who don't know Christ will want to know Him, because they know me. I do the best with what the Lord has given me, and try to give Him more back. C. S. Lewis once said, "I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun at noonday. Not that I can see it, but by it I can see everything else." Now some might say that is wearing rose-colored glasses, and they are right. I pray for charity and love so that I can see the light of Christ in everyone. To see them as He does, and thereby being able to love them as He would. That, I believe, is the mark of a true disciple of Jesus Christ. As we follow the two great commandments, love God and love our fellowman, every other commandment God has given us falls into place. As we change our own hearts, we can change those around us, and therewith we will change the world.