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Hi I'm Dustin

I'm an engineer, have lived in Colorado for over twenty years and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I recently finished a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I like to play sports and be outdoors generally, my favorite sports are basketball and football. I love to read and can go through several books in a month. My all time favorite book is The Lord of the Rings.

Why I am a Mormon

Though my parents were both members and I was raised in the Church we didn't really actively participate as a family until I was 9 or 10 years old. My father made several changes in his life that were more in keeping with the standards and principles the Lord has set forth. I was old enough to notice the difference those changes made in his life and for the rest of our family.

How I live my faith

Currently I work with the young men that are in middle and high school. I teach them on Sundays and help to plan and provide weekly activities where they participate in Boy Scouts and provide service to the community

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Dustin
The only differences between the Bible and the Book of Mormon are where each takes place and the people in them. The Book of Mormon is a record of God's dealings with people here in the Americas while the Bible is a record of God's dealings with the people in Jerusalem and the Middle East. Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon testify and prophecy of Jesus. The Book of Mormon, like the Bible declares that the only way we can obtain eternal life is through Jesus Christ and his teachings. One of my favorite passages from the Book of Mormon is in the very last chapter of the book. It says, "Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God." Everything depends on Christ and our relationship to Him and the Book of Mormon will help to strengthen that relationship and our faith. Joseph Smith was a prophet just like Moses, Elijah, and the other prophets from the Bible. He received revelations directly from God as well as through angels. One of the revelations he received was where to find the plates the Book of Mormon had been written on and how to translate the records into English. Show more Show less