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Hi I'm Dallas

I believe in expression through music and living life to the fullest. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of 6 (2 parents, 4 kids). I'm the oldest, followed by my brother and then 2 sisters. As for me, I'm pretty much all over the map. I love adrenaline-pumping activities, such as cliff diving, skydiving, rock climbing, and most sports, as well as stereotypical "manly" things like guns, hunting, and explosives. I enjoy camping (real camping, like in a tent or a hammock, around a fire, in the middle of nowhere. Not the kind where you bring a camper and half the things in your house along with you and have a Walmart 5 miles away) or being out on a lake fishing or tubing or knee-boarding or whatever. But I also like to kick back and read a good book, and I'll read from just about any genre. I love hanging out with my friends, whether it's going to the movies, playing rock band, swimming, shooting pool, or playing a game of cards. I have been playing the piano since I was about 5, and I have a lot of fun with that. My favorite artists to play include Jon Schmidt, kLuTz, and Yanni, but I play a lot of other things too, and I listen to pretty much all kinds of music. I used to be into drums, but I gave that up to pursue piano more fully (I still enjoy the drums on rock band, though). I also hope to take up violin at some point. I worked as a lifeguard at a public pool for 2 summers during hichschool and loved it. I was going to college for some general ed requirements while I tried to figure out what my major would be. While I was at college I worked as a Credit Card Customer Service Rep for Wells Fargo, which was a big eye-opener to how the world of credit works, as well as the business of banking. I was there for a little over a year, and learned a lot from that job and the great people I worked with. Currently, I've given all of that up to serve as a missionary for the Church, in the Georgia Atlanta Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church. My family has been Mormon going back several generations. However, that was just how I was introduced to the Church. Throughout my life, I have always loved being able to learn and know things for myself. As much as I might like to find flaws in public education, I love learning new things, and I'm no different when it comes to spiritual aspects of life. So as I grew older, I began to wonder if the things I had been taught all my life by the Church were actually true. So I studied and learned and studied and prayed and "experimented upon the words" (Alma 32:26-29) to know for myself if it was really true. Through the experiences and trials that I have had and have overcome in my life, and through my studies of the Gospel, I have come to know for myself that the teachings of the Church are true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to live according to the principles outlined in the Gospel. I strive to keep the commandments and increase in Christlike attributes. I study various aspects of the Gospel and use the things I learn to help me with the challenge of living in today's world. I serve in callings in the Church to the best of my ability. Currently, I am serving for 2 years as a Missionary in the Georgia Atlanta Mission. Previous to that, I was a Sunday School teacher for the 10 and 11 year old class.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Dallas
The cost of a mission is usually provided for by the missionary, or by his or her family. But Church members can donate to a missionary fund as well, in order to provide for members who would like to serve a mission but can't afford to on their own. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Dallas
Missionaries proselyte in order to share the restored gospel with as many people as possible, as well as to dispel any misconceptions people may have about the Church, and to help others grow closer to Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father, no matter what their current relationship with them may be. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Dallas
Of course not. Serving a mission is voluntary. Heavenly Father has given all of us our agency, or the ability to think and make decisions for ourselves. Nothing in the Church, including missionary service, is compulsory. Members serve missions out of a desire to spread the message of the restored gospel to everyone who will listen. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Dallas
-- That "chat with us" option is a great way to do it. Someone's there 24/7 to talk with you. Also, you can go up to the home page of this website to get in contact with missionaries. Or you can talk with any of the missionaries you see out and about during the day!   Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Dallas
When missionaries visit a non-member's home, they talk about various aspects of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, such as the Plan of Salvation, the Restoration of the Gospel, and how we can live the gospel by keeping God's commandments. Missionaries are also happy to answer any questions people might have about the Church. Show more Show less