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Hi I'm Dustin

I'm a High school Spanish teacher. I'm a husband and father of 2 children. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been teaching High School Spanish for about 3 years and am starting to love it. I love coming home to my beautiful wife and 2 wild little boys. I dream of someday going back to school and getting a master's degree in Linguistics, as well as going back for a degree in music. Singing is my real passion and I dream of recording my own music someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I have seen miracles in the relatively few years I've spent in this mortal existence. Those miracles may be subtle to some, but I believe they are as obvious as walking on water. I love the idea that God has granted worthy men to possess the same power he used to create the earth. With that humble authority, I am able to serve others and help them see and experience miracles according to our faith. I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I was very young I was hospitalized with Spinal Meningitis. The doctors didn't give my parents much hope, but through faith and blessings of healing through the priesthood, I survived without any residual effects. When I was 19, I decided to sacrifice 2 years of my life to the Lord and serve as a missionary for the Church in Venezuela. I had studied 3 years of German in high school and wanted to go to Germany, but the Lord through his living prophet sent me to South America. I trusted the the Lord would send me where I needed to go. While there, I fell in love with the Spanish language and the Hispanic people. When I returned, I missed speaking the language and participating in the culture and decided that I would study it in College. The Lord truly directs our paths and knows us better than we know ourselves. I'm grateful for that. Now that I have a family of my own, I depend on the Savior and the power of his atonement to strengthen my family through hard times and give gratitude in prosperous times. I consider my family a great blessing for the service and faith I have showed throughout my life, not that I feel I deserve them. I have a long way to go to reach perfection, but I'm excited to strive for it. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have willingly served in my different capacities in the church. Each one of them was voluntary and without pay, if you consider blessings from God non-payment. I have directed congregational choirs, directed the and helped with missionary services, and I am currently working with the youth in my current congregation. I help the young men become leaders through church activities as well as serve as a Boy Scout leader, with which most of our activities are involved. Aside from my callings and voluntary duties, I strive to read in the Lord's scriptures daily, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I also enjoy reading scripture from living prophets. I pray morning and night and include many prayers throughout the day, as I feel that my Heavenly Father is willing to guide and direct me as I place my faith in him continually. I keep my speaking clean from vulgarities and obscenities and steer away from bringing such language or themes into my home through the media. My faith is my life, and therefore my life should represent my faith.