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Hi I'm Dustin

I am a husband, a father, and I love sports. Oh yeah, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

As of now, I am pursuing an MBA degree full time. My wife and 2 year old son are the absolute joys of my life, and I love spending as much of my free time with them as possible. I love to challenge myself in all aspects of life - I love sports, I love to play the guitar and sing, and I love embarking on new adventures and meeting new friends. I was lucky enough to serve a mission for the mormon church in Brisbane, Australia, where I had some extraordinary spiritual experiences that really strengthened my knowledge that I have a Father in Heaven who knows me individually and loves me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church. Having grown up outside of Utah, however, I was able to learn a great deal about the beliefs of my friends who were members of various other faiths. While I respect their religions and agree that they have many true and good teachings, the Mormon church is the only faith with the "fullness of the gospel." Having studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I can tell you that I have received a personal witness that these books of scripture are true. By studying them together with an open heart, a person can and will draw nearer to our Savior.

How I live my faith

The callings in the church that I have enjoyed the most have been working with the youth. I taught a group of 11-12 year old boys in Primary, and we had some great times together. We taught each other some important principles and shared some very spiritual experiences, but we also had a lot of fun. We had a couple "pizza and Wii" parties, and my boys could always bring a smile to my face.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Dustin
 A couple months ago, my little brother shared a concern that he had been having regarding God and His plan for us. Basically, he asked me how it was fair that God would put some people in situations where they are exposed to His Gospel, while others are in remote areas of the world and never get a chance to hear it. "How could a just God limit His choicest eternal blessings to those who were lucky enough to hear and accept His Gospel while on the earth?" The Mormon church has a wonderful answer for this. The Gospel will be preached to everyone that has ever or will ever live on this earth! Both the Bible and Book of Mormon teach us that baptism is a requirement to enter into God's Kingdom. Mormon's perform proxy baptisms for those who died on this earth without having the chance to be baptized themselves. Because missionary work is being done in the afterlife, they will have the chance to accept or reject not only the teachings, but their proxy baptism, as well. God loves us all, and has created a way for each of us to return to live with Him again! Show more Show less