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Hi I'm Dirk

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I have been married for 8 wonderful years. I have 3 beautiful children that are 7, 4, and 3 mo's. I am a banker by profession, graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho. I enjoy playing golf and basketall, and helping other people. I'm not really a handyman, but I'm learning a few tricks of the trade. I love relating to people and learning their stories. I was raised in the LDS church since I was a baby, and it is one of the biggest parts of my life. I love serving in it. I served my mission in the Montevideo, Uruguay mission (the greatest mission on earth :)) I love my life and I love my family more than anything.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in the church, there came a time when I needed to find out for my self, if what my parents taught me and what I was learning in church was true or not. Unfortunately, I waited until I was in the missionary training center to find out. So here's my story...I was thinking while in the MTC about the Book of Mormon. I had read the book plenty of times as a family, but had never read it by my self. I knew the stories in the book backwards and forwards, but I didn't know for myself that this book is true. How could I go to Uruguay and teach people about the Book of Mormon and tell them it was true if I did not know myself? This reflection caused me to fall to my knees, and pray more earnestly that I had ever done in my life; not to know the book was true, but solely to gain a stronger desire to read it. The prayer was not long, but full of power. My first thought was just to start reading the book from the beginning. The words I had read so many times before seemed to be new words to me. I was amazed at what I was reading. I read for hours, not wanting to sleep or even eat. I cannot say I read the book in two days like some in the past have done, but I did finish reading it before I left the MTC. The last thing I read was the exhortation and promise of Moroni. When I finished, I did what he encourages all to do. I thought about the book, and fell to my knees again. The Lord knew my heart and my prayer even before I began, because as soon as I said my Father's name to begin my prayer, I was filled with the Spirit of God, which touched my heart and confirmed to me that what I was praying and asking for was the truth. I learned three very important truths that day. #1 Heavenly Father lives. #2 He knows me and will answer my prayers. #3 The Book of Mormon is the word of God as is the Bible. These truths served as a solid base for me on my mission and have continued to do so throughout my life still today.

How I live my faith

I try to love other people and show them that I accept them no matter what their choices in life.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

I believe the husband and wife are to work together to raise their children and run their home. Neither is above the other, and if you don't work together, it probably won't work. But it takes 110% effort from both people, not just 50/50. It needs to be so, so that the one spouse can lift another in a time of need or weakness. Working together in this way, they will know how to help their children grow and succeed. Show more Show less