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Hi I'm Dillon

I have an amazing wife and two wonderful children. I love archery, fishing, hunting and hiking. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with three brothers and four sisters in a very small community. Like many young boys I mowed lawns for my first job. At the age of 14 I took up archery and mule deer hunting. I mowed lawns to pay for my first archery setup. I have worked in a restaurant, as a photographer, carpenter, cashier, custom photo framer, a park ranger aide and as a park ranger. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Peru. When I returned from Peru I met and married my beautiful wife in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. I have a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science with a minor in Biology and I am working toward a Master of Natural Resources degree. My wife and I have a beautiful daughter and an adventurous son. My life is right on track with my desires and needs. I trust that the Lord guides me and grants me the ability to make the best decisions for myself and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of Mormons. They taught me the gospel, and I made the person decision when I was eight to be baptized and to receive the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I was raised in the church and my parents did everything in their power to point me in a good direction with the help I would need to be successful. I went to college and was hesitant to serve a mission. Mostly because I was selfish, and did not know what I wanted to do with my life. Serving a mission in Peru opened my eyes to the value of trusting in the Lord and understanding what he wants from us. I learned to love the Peruvian people, their culture, and to be selfless. The time I spent in Peru was sufficient for me to make some major life changing decisions. I decided to come home and seek out a woman that could help me be strong in the gospel and who would help me to be a better person. I met her three weeks after I got home from Peru. We got married. We now have a baby. I have served as an ward activities coordinator, a counselor in a bishopric, and as a primary teacher since returning home. The best way I have found to life my faith is to wake up each day with an optimistic attitude and willingness to listen to the promptings of the Spirit. I carefully attend to the messages shared by church leaders and follow their counsel. One example of living my faith is how my wife and I decided to manage our finances. We were in need of a new vehicle, so we bought one. We decided to finance part of the vehicle when we purchased it. Then we were reading in the conference issue of the Ensign about paying off our debts. Because we had the money to pay the full amount of the loan we decided to pay off the entire loan shortly after opening it. Because we were faithful in paying off our debts, rather than doing what the world tells us to do "building credit" we have been richly blessed financially. I know that living you faith is the only way to show that you really have faith.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Absolutely not. Christ did not only serve his own people and neither do we. We are all children of God and as brothers and sisters we have the responsibility to help each other. When I was in Peru I had the opportunity to serve hundreds of people who are not Mormons who lost their homes in a major earthquake. It was then that I realized the powerful influence the church has through welfare efforts. Show more Show less