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Hi I'm Dixon

I live in Singapore. I am a husband, a father, and a medical student. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am from a family of 9. I have 2 brothers and 4 sisters. I grew up in a small town in the rocky mountains. I loved playing in the river, rafting, and cliff jumping in the summer. In the winter I kept myself busy with snowboarding, snow shoeing, and ice skating. I am always up for an adventure. When my wife told my she wanted to live in a foreign country I found a way to make it happen. I am now in my final year as a medical student in Southeast Asia. We have a one year old son that I love coming home to. We love making animal noises together and dancing to music in our living room.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are descendants of early church members who migrated from Europe to the US once they converted to be with other church members. Both of their parents, my grandparents stopped going to church, but my parents as young children went to church on their own. They met at BYU and I was raised in the church. During a hard time in high school when my girl friend was burned I decided I wanted to feel closer to God. I started to read the Book of Mormon for the first time. It was such a wonderful book and it felt better every time I read it so I kept reading. I began to notice myself changing for the better. I got better grades in school. Had better relationships with my parents, and had a better outlook on life. The teachings of Jesus Christ became an anchor to me. I wanted to share this joy with others and served a mission in California. I love seeing people discover their relationship with God and have their lives change for the better. I believe there is truth in all religions and am happy for anyone who has faith. I personally have found the most truth in the Mormon faith.  

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday with about 125 other Singaporeans. They are mostly Chinese, but there are also Malay's, Indian's, Filipino's, Indonesian's, a few members from Myanmar, a Korean family, and possibly a few other nationalities I am forgetting. My wife and I are are the only members from the US in this church group. Although we are from different nationalities were are united in faith in Jesus Christ and his restored gospel. We love to come together to fellowship and learn from one another. As foreigners my wife and I really enjoy having the support of local Singaporeans. They help us understand the festivals, culture, food, and lifestyle of Singaporean's. We really love our ward and they are our family away from home. I serve in a Men's group. We have weekly classes on Sunday, activities once every three months, and coordinate home teaching. Home teaching is a program where we visit a few families once a month with a partner to make sure everything is going well.