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Hi I'm Darin.

I'm a husband, father, electrical engineer, college football fanatic, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a happily married husband and father of several children who loves spending time with my family. I enjoy playing weekend sports such as basketball, softball and flag football. I also enjoy camping, golfing and fly fishing (when I can get away!). I actually enjoy working too! I am an electrical engineer, and I love designing new things. There is nothing like designing something, and having it actually work the way you had intended it to work. I get so much satisfaction from that. I also enjoy working on my car. Most people would think I'm crazy, but again, I get some personal satisfaction from fixing things that are broken.

Why I am a Mormon

Some people who aren't members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints might say that I'm "lucky" to have been born a member of the church. My family has always been members of the LDS church, and it has been a blessing to me my whole life. To understand my purpose for living here on this earth, and to comprehend that I have a loving Heavenly Father that is mindful of my needs has given me tremendous strength throughout my life. In times of sorrow or stress, I have gained so much understanding and love for my Savior Jesus Christ and his infinite Atonement. Because he descended below all things, I have found strength knowing that he has been through what I experience. I can look to him for peace and assurance that whatever my situation may be, he will guide me along the path back to his presence with our Heavenly Father. Our Father in Heaven has promised that he will not tempt or try us beyond that which we can endure. I have felt my Savior's love so many times in my life. I know he is there. He lives, and our Heavenly Father lives and loves all men. He extends his loving arms to all who will fear him and seek him. I know that He has called and set apart a prophet and twelve apostles today (just as he did in Christ's time) to lead his children on this earth. To let them know the ways of righteousness so that all may return to live with him again one day. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's true church on the earth. The Bible, along with the Book of Mormon are two witnesses of the Savior Jesus Christ, and together, will teach all men what they must do to gain salvation and eternal life. I love this gospel and I love my Savior!

How I live my faith

I have been blessed with a calling in the church as the Cub Scout Committee Chairman. This calling provides me with the opportunity to plan and participate in Cub Scout pack meetings for the 8-10 yr. old boys in our community.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Darin.
Our primary family worship service is called sacrament meeting. This meeting is held in our chapels on Sunday and lasts approximately 70 minutes. Visitors are welcome to attend. It is common for families to attend, and we are accustomed to having children as part of the congregation. A typical meeting would consist of the following Hymns Religious songs sung by the congregation hymn books are provided. Prayers Offered by local Church members. Partaking of the sacrament communion The sacrament consists of prepared bread and water, which is blessed and passed by priesthood holders to those in attendance who wish to do so. Speakers Typically a meeting will have two or three assigned speakers. Note We do not pass a plate or request donations as part of our worship services. Visitors are also welcome to attend other Sunday meetings that precede or follow sacrament meeting Sunday School classes are offered for each age group, beginning with 12 year olds. Primary meetings consist of a group service and age-oriented classes for children 3 through 11 years of age. A nursery is available for young children, ages 18 months to 3 years. Young Women meetings provide classes for those 12 through 17 years of age. Relief Society meeting is for women, ages 18 years and older. Priesthood meetings provide age-oriented classes for males 12 years and older. Show more Show less