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Hi I'm Dustin

I'm a husband, I'm a father, I'm a Harley rider, I'm a waterskier, I'm a snowmobiler, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Granby, CO a small resort town in the mountains. I love all outdoor sports and activities, I'm what you would call a Jack of all trades, but I am certainly a master of none. I enjoy hiking, skiing, riding motor bikes, camping, all water sports, (waterskiing is certainly my favorite) as well as being a dad, and a devoted husband. I live a simple life, nothing extraordinary but I feel like I'm the most blessed man in the world. I have a beautiful wife and the coolest little boy ever. We are also expecting a little girl in December, this is going to be our favorite Christmas yet!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and always loved the fact that I had different beliefs than most of the people I grew up around, it kinda made me different. There were only four Mormons in my high school so we were always a minority, but I felt like being different made it easier for us to live our religion. I honestly can't recall the moment in my life when I gained my personal testimony of the church because it came so gradually. I do however, remember that the pivotal decision to be a Mormon came in my youth. I was in high school and all the worldly opportunities were available, most of my friends started drinking, and doing drugs. Everyone seemed to be having so much fun, but I realized I didn't want any of those things in my life. My friends seemed to be having fun but they didn't really seem all that happy. I wasn't really sure if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was correct or not but I was sure the teachings of the church were in line with the type of life I wanted to live, so, why not be a Mormon? I really felt avoiding alcohol, drugs, and premarital sex would bring me lasting happiness. As I look back on that time in my life I have realized, that the decision to obey God's commandments truly brought me happiness as well as an undeniable faith in my Savior, Jesus Christ. In short, I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy and brings me closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the most treasured relationships in my life. The church has helped me to be a better husband, and father, as well as a more devoted citizen of my community and employee. The church has given me numerous opportunities to serve others, which has helped to bring balance into my life. Currently I serve as the cub scout master in my ward. We have about 20 scouts ranging in age from 8-10 years old most of the boys are members of my faith but a few come from other faiths and backgrounds, which ads diversity to our pack. The boys love the sense of belonging that comes with scouting, and I enjoy seeing their excitement as they learn so many new and interesting things.