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Hi I'm Darin Hoskisson

I grew up in Idaho. I'm a music professor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am married and have 4 kids. I teach music theory at a university and I love to listen to and study a lot of different kinds of music. I enjoy teaching both for my job and at church. I also like to read sci fi and fantasy books. My guilty pleasure is watching sports on tv. I can watch and enjoy almost any kind of sporting event, though college football and college basketball are my favorites. I also really enjoy playing video games, though not as much now that my kids are growing and can generally beat me. I served a mission for the church in Sweden.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into the church. And, while I appreciate that my parents taught me about the gospel of Jesus Christ, when I was approaching adulthood, I knew I needed to know for sure whether the church was true for myself. This especially became important for me when I was about to turn 19 years old and my parents wanted me to serve a mission for the church. I had always wanted to serve a mission, but now that the time was here, I wasn't so sure anymore. I didn't want to go on a mission if I didn't really know the church was true. So, I began reading the Book of Mormon and really praying to find out if it was, as my parents had always taught me, true. The answer didn't come all at once, but I came to realize that I have always known the answer to this question. My testimony of the Book of Mormon and of Joseph Smith that I had always had was reconfirmed through the power of the Holy Ghost. Ever since then I have had a great desire to have an active role in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I also want my children to experience many of the joys that I have found through the gospel. I don't know where my life would be without the church. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

 I feel that my faith pervades nearly everything I do. I attend church each week and try to fulfill my calling as a member of the Bishopric as best as I can. I also try to watch over and visit the families that I am a Hometeacher for. Like many Mormons I pay my tithing and live the Word of Wisdom. And, while all of this may seem like a lot for many people, this is really only a small part of the way I live my faith. I pray often to my Heavenly Father for his guidance in everything I do. This includes at church, but also my job, my family relationships, and my friendships. I try to involve my Heavenly Father in every aspect of my life. I trust him completely to guide me through my life. I know that when things are going well I need to turn to him in gratitude. And, when things are going poorly, I need to turn to him for comfort and in gratitude.