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Hi I'm Dylan

I was a High School Basketball player, I enjoy hunting and fishing, I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm and outdoorsman. I like to hunt, fish, hike, and anything else that involves being outside. I also like sports, especially basketball. I am an LDS missionary serving in the Tennessee Nashville Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

Basically I'm a mormon because I was raised that way. I was brought up in a strongly LDS community where "being mormon" was cool. I quite simply went through the motions of living the gospel (going to church and living the commandments) When it came time for me to serve a mission I did the same thing. I did what I was expected to do. I put in my application and was called to serve in the Nashville Tennessee area. I had a basic understanding of what I was supposed to do while on this mission; but I didn't know if it was really true. I knew that the Book of Mormon was an important part of this process; but I had never read it. I thought "How am I going to be able to tell people to read this book when I haven't even read it myself." So, I read the Book of Mormon. It took me nearly 4 months to do so, but I did it. Then, I made one of my first real attempts at praying. I asked God if the book was true; and guess what. He told me that it was!!!!! I had never really felt the power of prayer in my life before, But I know without a shadow of a doubt that that feeling was from God! I now knew why this church was so different from all of the other churches. This is truly God's restored kingdom again on the earth!! It was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Joseph saw what he said he saw!!! I know this in the very fathom of my being. This is why I'm a Mormon; because God reached out to his children in love and restored His gospel. The Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

The biggest way I live my faith is by diligently studying the scriptures. I know that scriptures can help anyone in any time of their life if they will only let them. Scriptures are God's gift to us to help us on the path of coming closer to our Savior Jesus Christ! I am far from this goal, but I am still trying my best to progress and "come unto him"

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Dylan
When the missionaries ask to come into your home; they wish to teach you of the Savior Jesus Christ and His teachings. They want your faith in Him to grow as much as possible. They will teach you of God's plan for us, and how we can return to Him again after this life. Teaching His message is all they do. It is their greatest desire to teach what they (and myself) know to be true. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Dylan
No, we don't worship Joseph Smith. We worship God our Eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ. We acknowledge Joseph as a Prophet of God and respect him as such. Joseph is the man who restored Christ's church to the earth just as had been done in ancient times. Much like the children of Israel respected Moses in their day. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Dylan
The only way to know whether something is of God or not it to ask Him through prayer. The scriptures say over and over "ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" with small insignificant variations. I know that as we seek, knock, and ask with real intent and faith in Christ that He will let you know whether The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (Mormonism) is true. When God makes a promise in the scriptures; He REALLY means it. So, if you "Seek" to know what "Mormonism" is all about, "knock" on Heavens gate through prayer, and "ask" if it's true. Our Heavenly Father WILL let you know. He will not lead you astray. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Dylan
A testimony is simply a spiritual witness of truth given to one through the Holy Ghost. The foundation of a testimony starts with a knowledge that Heavenly Father exists and loves you, that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and that He suffered and died for us. From this knowledge we build on to know that the scriptures are true, that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God to restore the fullness of Christ's Gospel to the earth again, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is God's Kingdom on earth. Anyone who has a desire to have a "testimony" can get one. All one has to do is ask our Heavenly Father in prayer. He knows what's true. He will tell you through His spirit that He exists, that Jesus Christ is your Savior, and anything else you wish to know of a surety. "He will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." (Moroni 10:4) Show more Show less