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Hi I'm Dallin

I'm a civil engineer. I love mountain biking and snowboarding. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the outdoors. My most enjoyable hobbies involve the mountains, forests, and getting away from the bustle of city life. I like camping, backpacking, hiking, skiing, and biking. I also enjoy music. I play the piano and have been a part of a few choirs. It is stimulating and relaxing for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon, but in my teenage years, I began to question if the faith my parents raised me in was correct. After all, choosing to follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ requires sacrifice and commitment. When I was seventeen, I began to wonder if God existed, and if He did, whether He cared about me. Growing up, I was taught that, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth liberally," meaning that if I would pray, God would tell me things that I needed to know. It's funny that learning universal truths, like knowing whether God is real, is such a personal thing. But it is. And I had a personal experience that left me with no doubt in my mind that Jesus Christ lives, that God is my Heavenly Father, and they both love me beyond my understanding. And these types of experiences continued. The more I have tried to follow Jesus, the more I have seen His involvement in my life. He gave me simple blessings to remind me He has caused miracles to happen when I needed them. And each time I've needed a reassurance that He hadn't forgotten about me, I would pray and get a profound, comforting assurance that He was near me. I am a Mormon because I have learned for myself that God is my Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that they have a grand plan for me. I am a Mormon because I know that living the Gospel of Jesus Christ is more rewarding than any other way I could think to live my life.

How I live my faith

Even though I love what I do for work -- design of wastewater treatment plants -- I know that there is more to who I am and who I can be. Because of my faith, and what I have learned from the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I know that I am literally a child of God. I like to think that my faith is part of my everyday life. I am often asking myself if my activities or interactions with other people would please Jesus Christ. When they're not, I try to repent and change my behavior.