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Hi I'm Dallen

I'm a Mormon. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, and I am a professor.

About Me

I am a husband and father of four great kids. I am a professor at a major university and have traveled the world, to more than 120 countries. I enjoy gardening, traveling, concerts, reading, camping and fishing. I have authored 22 books.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a deep-seated and abiding love for our Savior, Jesus Christ. I am grateful for His atoning sacrifice on my behalf and on behalf of all of humankind. All that is good in my life has come because of the Savior, so it is natural that I would want to be a member of His church. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has brought countless blessings to my life. Through His gospel, I know who I am, why I am here on earth, and where I am going after I die. Through Heavenly Father's eternal plan of salvation I can be with my beloved wife and children as a family unit for all eternity. That is my greatest joy and my ultimate goal. While I am far from perfect, the grace and mercy of God make repentance possible. The Church is the earthly organization by which God and Jesus Christ administer their gospel on the earth. It provides the programs, leadership, and opportunities my family and I need to endure to the end and live happy Christian lives. I know my Savior lives and loves me on a very personal level; I have had many experiences and witnesses in my life that have solidified my testimony of His divine grace and and love.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily. While life is full of disappointments, trials and temptations, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of His church help me to stay on track. My number one personal code of conduct is the Golden Rule. I do my best to treat others the way I would want to be treated. That has long been my life's philosophy, and when I live by it, it makes all the difference in the world. I show Christian love by regularly volunteering at a food bank, visiting the sick, and helping my neighbors. One of our favorite family activities is giving gifts anonymously to people in our community who are in need. There are so many opportunities to serve God's children, and I welcome all of them.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No, but it is strongly encouraged, especially for young men. It gives Church members an opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the world, as commanded in the New Testament. In addition to bringing the gospel to the world, missions help people to grow in faith, courage and testimony. Show more Show less