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Hi I'm Dallin

I enjoy school, family and friends. I don't know quite else what to say :) and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the son of two awesome sets of parents. My family means the most to me. I have two little brothers that are taller than me and a little sister who might get there someday. My favorite time of year is the fall, I love the colors, smells, etc. I enjoy savoring things, good moments, friends, places even though I find I get too busy and let those things pass. My favorite class that I took during my short stint in college was a foods and nutrition class. I love learning about how to be healthy and organized, for some reason it gives me peace and joy inside. I like journaling because I feel I can explain myself better on paper than in words. I liked soccer growing up, mainly because of my coach and team. I really enjoy skiing with my buddies. There is something about letting the skiis weigh down your legs as you swing them back and forth going up the ski lift that I like. A sunny day and fresh snow with friends brings me a lot of joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to be a member of this church because as I have lived the things that the church teaches more and more goodness comes into my life and I can recognize it. My parents taught me since I was little about Jesus and what He taught. I think that I recognized the truth, like anyone can, and saw the faith of my parents and followed them. I decided to be baptized when I was 8 and I enjoy making that promise fresh every week at church. I came to realize that I knew all these things to be true by trial and error. I am proud that I get to be part of this church and help others come to it because it really does bring peace. I know that Jesus is at the head of it and I came to know all of this by just trying it out.

How I live my faith

In the past I have got to visit members of the church to teach them and learn from them. I made great friends with some of the sweetest people at a young age. Those relationships have blessed me even until today! I got to play the piano for a group in my church, help with the matenance, and teach others about Jesus Christ. I have learned a lot! It helped me since I was young to learn and grow.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

To understand 'baptisms for the dead' we first need to believe John 3:5 "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." When Jesus Christ was on the earth, He gave the power to baptize (see Acts 8:17). It was a power desired by some, but could not be bought or earned. It was only obtained by the proper laying on of hands by those who had authority. (see Acts 8:18) Christ has all authority (Matt 28:19) and has the right to give that authority or take it away. Many throughout history have known of the commandment to be baptized, and they were! Surely good people wanted to follow the commandment and help others to follow this commandment. However, the authority to baptize was taken off the earth after the world rejected and killed many of Christ's apostles. The message of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that this authority was restored. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ chose a humble boy to restore this authority to. This is in pattern with many of the Old Testament children (Samuel, David). Because this authority is on the earth now, and the modern apostles and prophets have received knowledge that we can provide the ordinance of baptism to them that have passed on, we realize we need to hasten the work to be able to help everyone! That is why we perform baptisms in the temple for those that have passed on. Show more Show less