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Hi I'm Dustin

I support a "live free or die" motto, I'm "all set", and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving as a Spanish-speaking Missionary in the New Hampshire Manchester Mission. After my mission I will return to college and continue on towards a degree in Business Management. I enjoy rock climbing, singing, flying kites, guitar and piano, working hard, and spending time with those I love. I am the youngest of 4, in a loving family, who have been raised by 2 amazing parents. My 3 older siblings are all married and have children; through their example, I have seen the many blessings that come from being married in the temple. My parents have always been wonderful in the ways that they raised us, and they set the standard for how we can have true happiness in our marriage and families. I have always strived to surround myself with friends who hold good values and are able to be uplifting and positive while having fun. Even though I have not been perfect at achieving this, I have ended up with a few true friends who have been excellent examples to me throughout some difficult years - some of which are currently serving missions. But most of all, I have a Best Friend, who has taught me the most about life and true happinness, and how much they are worth fighting for. Through her example, I have learned of the blessings that come from enduring faithfully through trials, developing Christ-like love and charity, and many other things that have shaped me as the man I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but I had go through my own conversion process as well. I was fortunate to have been raised in a family that lived on solid principles and teachings in the church, and I was also given the opportunity to make choices for myself and choose right from wrong. I have found that I have often learned things the hard way, but through the choices I've made, and the direction my life has taken, I have always been able to hold onto my faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement. In my earlier teenage years, I relied on the faith of my parents, but as times got tough, and trials came, I had the opportunity to grow and become independant in my faith. I have most often felt our Heavenly Father's love and guidance when I turn to him during the times when I am struggling the most. I choose to be a member of this church because I know of the innumerable, eternal blessings that come from being baptized by proper authority and living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know, from prayfully studying the Book of Mormon and following the teachings of the prophets, that this is the only true and living church on the earth.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in a way that it will be able to grow and become stronger everyday. I have always loved serving in any way possible, and as of right now, I am spending 2 years serving as missionary for the church. I also enjoy fullfilling any assignment I have been giving within the church such as visiting and teaching members, and leading classes in church. I strive to always do what I feel our Heavenly Father wants me to everyday and make the most out of every situation He puts me in. I seek for ways that I can follow the prompting from the Holy Ghost and be a blessing, or an answer to a prayer, in someone else's life. When I do all that I can to ease others' burdens and uplift them, I find that my faith grows and my burdens become lighter as well. I have a firm testimony that Heavenly Father works in mysterious ways - even with sicknesses or blue bows - to put us where we need to be so He can prepare us to carry out the plan that He has for us.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

It's simple. In order to know if Mormonism is true, you must first know if the book that supports everything we claim is true. So we invite everyone to read to Book of Mormon and ask God if it is true, because He is the source of all truth. There is a promise made in the end of the Book of Mormon that if someone will pray to know if it is true, then the Holy Ghost will bear witness of its truth to them. The Holy Ghost will do that by giving us warm, peaceful, and possitive feelings in our hearts - the ones that confirm something to be good or right. So in order to know if Mormonism is true, you must first read the Book of Mormon, pray and ask God, and focus on your feelings, then you will have your answer. :) Show more Show less