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Hi I'm Randy C. Dalton

I am a Colorado native, a father of five, and a grandfather of eleven. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Denver and loved the city life. Now I throughly enjoy the country life I love my kids and find also that being a granparent is truly grand. I have worked in the high tech field for most of my adult life. Today I work as the Manager of Technical Infrastructure in a school district. In previous employment I have been able to travel to many places in the world. I have enjoyed travel. I love to camp, especially in the deserts of southeastern Utah and love 4-wheeling. I collect native american art and thrive on the laughter of my grandkids. I love my wife who has been with me well over 30 years. If she reads this: Honey I love you!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for so many reasons, I will share a few here. Membership in the Church provides a pattern for me to to live by and to navigate through this mortal journey. Navigation in general is important in so many ways – without it ships are lost at sea, drivers become lost without it. Navigation in this earthly journey is also needed to avoid becoming hopelessly lost. One of my favorite hymns in the LDS hymnal was written by Eliza R. Snow. It is titled "Oh my Father." In one of the verses it reads: "For a wise and glorious purpose -Thou hast placed me here on earth -And withheld the recollection - Of my former friends and birth; Yet ofttimes a secret something - Whispered, "You're a stranger here," And I felt that I had wandered -From a more exalted sphere." I believe that most mortals yearn for a "secret something" that calls to them to understand that they are more than merely an accidental happenstance. Our spirits feel the tug of the things of a spiritual nature and we seek answers to why are we here? What is life all about? Is there more than just this life? I know that Jesus Christ lives. I know that you and I are sons and daughters of a living God. I am a Mormon because being so provides me the answers that my spirit cries out for. I know each of us has "wandered from a more exalted sphere." Through the Gospel I find the navigation needed to cross the troubled waters of life. As a means to navigate the Lord has not simply thrown us on Earth without the means to navigate a return to him. He has provided us the Bible, the Book of Mormon and other modern day scriptures to help us navigate our return. He also has provided continued revelation of His will through a living prophet. While I am not perfect by any means - I strive to learn more, read more, and pray more because of my belief. I also learn to love others more with each passing day. As I attempt to emulate my Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ, I know that I am still a work in progress.

How I live my faith

The Lord desires that we see the vision of His kingdom. He desires that we, through our own personal commitment, and growing and expanding testimonies, we will accept our personal role in this effort and help those who are seeking faith or searching for the truth. He knows that with our honest love and continued efforts more of his spiritual sons and daughters can return to live Him and with His Father. He knows we will save souls with our efforts, including our own. And in this thought He is pleased. I enjoy serving in my church calling. I love sharing faith promoting discussions. I believe that my faith is not simply a thing for Sunday - but it is part of everything I do. It is a lifestyle. Again - while I am yet a work in progress and know that I shall never attain perfection in this life I have the greatest role model of Jesus Christ to help me decide which things in life are of "good report."