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Hi I'm Dallon

I have lived in Arizona my whole life. I love the outdoors, sports, writing, and geology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

It seems that I have done a little of everything in my life. In high school I wrestled for 3 years and made Varsity. I was also in the National FFA Organization and won the Wildlife CDE (Career Development Event) individually. At age 19 I served and managed at El Rico's Mexican Restaurant and still love Mexican food! I have attended Chandler Gilbert Community College and loved the learning environment immensely during the semester I studied there. The outdoors is one of the greatest gifts God has given us. Hunting, fishing, boating, shooting, and everything else involving the outdoors I love doing. I'm a Ford junkie and always will be! I love learning about different cultures, religions, and languages, because it allows me to better understand the world that surrounds us now. All in all, I love working, learning, and doing as much as I can.

Why I am a Mormon

There used to be a time when the only reason I was LDS, or Mormon, was because my parents were and they expected for me to be as well. It was not until over a year ago that I truly gained a testimony of my own. Before graduating from high school I decided I did not want to be Mormon any more. I wanted to try new things and there seemed to be too many restrictions in place for me to do that while I was LDS. So I told my parents and with that I started to do whatever I wanted. While I was exploring my new found "freedom", my parents, bishop, and ward loved me unconditionally. It took me by surprise that despite my apparent rebellion they still loved me the same. Eventually my "freedom" started to weigh down on me and suffocate me. It seemed that the only way to forget the discomfort was to use up all my time by doing crazier things. I finally reached a point when it was all too much. I felt horrible, incomplete, and worst of all like I had let down all of those people who loved me. I remember one night just breaking down and crying to the Lord for peace and comfort, and apologizing for my stupidity. I felt a peace and love that I cannot describe. I knew then that I was a son of our Heavenly Father, that His son Jesus Christ died for us and atoned for each of our sins, that the Book of Mormon was true, and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ had been restored to the earth and that I was a member of the true Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Ever since that day I have known these things without a shadow of a doubt. The Savior and I have a special relationship that I would not trade for the world. He lives! He is our Redeemer! And I know these things to be true.

How I live my faith

I have several callings in my ward. One of the most memorable is when I taught Sunday School for the nine and ten year old children. They are such amazing, sweet spirits. So young, and yet so close to Christ. I helped teach them the New Testament and Old Testament in the Bible, and to see those kids comprehend the different parables and teachings was amazing. Preparing the lessons was also a huge blessing in my life because I was able to learn as much or more from the lessons as the children. It was an amazing opportunity to have had that calling and to be a part of the learning process for the future leaders of our generation. The calling that I have now been given is to serve a 2 year mission in the Dominican Republic. To teach and serve the Dominican people, and to dedicate those 2 years of my life to Christ and the spreading of His gospel. I have been preparing spiritually, mentally and physically for this calling. It is an honor and blessing to serve a faithful full-time mission. Am i nervous? Yes! But my excitement and eagerness to serve outweighs that nervousness by a hundredfold. Getting ready to serve my mission has allowed me to immerse myself in the scriptures and gospel doctrine to a farther degree than ever before in my life. By doing so, I have already seen positive changes take place that would not have occurred otherwise. I love serving others and know that by doing so we allow ourselves to become truly Christ-like, for charity is the pure love of Christ. I will continue to serve others as Christ would on my mission and for the rest of my life to come.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Today it is often hard to trust people and it pains me to think of a marriage, family, or friendship where trust is not an essential part of that relationship. Faith in Christ allows for us to be in tune with the Holy Ghost and to obtain help in making decisions regarding our marriage, family, or friendships. When both parties in a relationship have complete faith in Christ, then the only possible outcome will be a positive one. This allows greater strength and love to develop between spouses, families, and friends, and as the cycle continues a greater love and faith in Christ. Show more Show less