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Hi I'm Dason

I'm a Student, a Son, a Missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in Utah for about 2 years of my life, but since then moved out and lived in four different states: Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, and Hawaii. Right now I'm serving a mission for two years in Wisconsin, and loving it. Every day is a new day, and I love to look for the future, despite what has happened in the past. When your parents separate, it can be easy to get stuck at the "What-ifs" or the "Where-I-could-have-been's". From our Heavenly Father I have learned that what happened in the past happened in the past, the real question you should be asking yourself is: what am I going to do, now?" Pain happens to each of us, and when we rely on God, there's no need to be miserable! When it all clicked, I realized that our Heavenly Father put me there, knowing what I could become because of my trials, not caring about the could-have-beens. God loves each one of us so much. He wants the best for us, and I love Him. He knew what challenges I needed to go through to become who I am. Those trials truly were a sign of His love for me. I don't know everything, and know I'm not perfect, but I do know that God, my Heavenly Father, LOVES me, and wants the BEST for me, and that He love YOU, and wants the best for YOU.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm always trying to learn something new, whether it's intellectual or spiritual. Whenever I read the Book of Mormon, I learn something new, despite having read it cover to cover once. Each time I read from the Book of Mormon, my witness from the Holy Ghost that Joseph Smith was a PROPHET becomes stronger, and so, too, does my testimony of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. The bigger thing about reading the Book of Mormon, is that your testimony of Joseph Smith as a prophet of God will grow, as well.

How I live my faith

One day, hour, minute, even one second at a time. I live my faith by praying to our Heavenly Father every day, Morning and Night, and throughout the day, giving thanks to Him for His Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior, who performed the Awesome Atonement for us. I also live my faith by reading, studying, and pondering the messages inside the Bible, Book of Mormon, and from the Modern-Day prophet and Apostles. If I couldn't live my faith in Christ by doing it day by day, always working to become better and better, I wouldn't be where I am today. I'm also on a mission, to help others experience the power of the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ, in their lives, so they can be free of the weight of sin in their lives. This Gospel can and will bless you. It truly is the Pearl of Great price, worth even more than we can dream.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Dason
As a missionary, while working with people my missionary companions and I have come across a number of people who say "I've already been baptized. Why do I need to be baptized again?"- This comes down to the question of authority. God has called prophets in the Bible, and they were given the authority from Him. This is called the Priesthood, which is the authority to act in the name of Christ. God's house is a house of order. The creator of chaos is the devil. See the organization of Israel during the time of Noah, or even up to the time of the Apostles for an example of His order. So, not just anyone can baptize. They need to be able to trace their line of authority all the way back to Jesus Christ. There is no other group that can even make the claim of that kind of source for their authority except the Church of Jesus Christ. However as with all the things we teach in the gospel, we invite all people to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it's true. If they pray, expecting an answer, and having the intent to act on the answer they receive, the Lord with testify of this Gospel, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Dason
Awesome! Any worthy, responsible member of the church lives the standards of Christ's Gospel as defined by the Bible, Book of Mormon, and by modern-day Prophets and Apostles. This is because we believe in Christ, and that He created the law, and the pathway to repentance and forgiveness, so to obtain forgiveness and enter into Their presence, we must obey Christ and our Heavenly Father. Obeying the laws as laid down by Christ, and our Heavenly Father, revealed to us through the modern prophets and apostles truly brings the Holy Spirit into our lives, giving us more freedom than it would seem. Don't think of it as- "I can't drink Alcohol", when it's really "Christ, through our modern prophets, has told us that doing so is not healthy, nor pleasing in the sight of God". Disobeying God's laws creates in our lives, feelings of shame, guilt, and sometimes even despair. Think about it. Disobeying the laws Christ has set for us produces sadness, and the ONLY way to truly relieve those feelings is to - See that we're doing something wrong, and feel sorrow for breaking it - Stop doing it and confess them, making restitution for those sins - Ask the Lord's forgiveness, and help in obeying that law more fully in the future (Or, in other words, repent) - Be baptized (and confirmed) by one who holds the proper authority, joining ourselves to Christ's only and TRUE church. Doing those things creates more happiness and joy than you could ever imagine. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Dason
We can receive peace, love, happiness, and joy, to name a few blessings. He gives us comfort, ideas and inspiration when we need it (and sometimes even when we don't think we do, he gives us some) When we feel the Holy Ghost, we know everything will be okay because it's all in God's hands. Sometimes he tells us to do things that don't seem possible, but those things, coming from God give us peace. Having the Holy Ghost with us allows us to act with the perspective which God has, because he tells us the things God wants us to know, to do, and to be. Just not with His knowledge. Show more Show less