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Hi I'm Dillon

I was raised in Idaho and grew up loving the outdoors. I am a father of 3, a CPA, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of three. I love spending time with my family, building snow men with my 3 year old and playing peek-a-boo with my 1 year old. I love the outdoors and spending time camping, hiking, fishing, spelunking, ect. Professionally, I am a CPA who enjoys doing tax work. I work at a small to medium size firm and enjoy learning the business as well as getting to know clients. I am also working through a graduate program focused copletely on tax.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon becuase of the feelings of peace and love that have touched my heart as I pondered and prayed about my Heavenly Father, our Savior Jesus Christ, and the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. The first time that I really came to know for myself was when I was a teenager and struggling though some very poor decisions I had been making. Even though I grew up a Mormon, at this time in my life I didnt believe that the church was true, and at times I even struggled with believing that God existed. It was dark times, and I was very unhappy. My brother who had struggled with many of the same things as me had found the gospel in his life. One night he came to visit and boldly took me aside to share with me what he had come to know. I knew he was going to attempt this and I had been prepared to resist, to call him out, and even ridicule him for his decisions to come back. Instead of resisting I felt a feeling that I hadn't felt for some time. Inside I felt peace, happiness, and a feeling of love from our Heavenly Father. The thought came to me that this was not new and that these were the same feelings that I had felt as a child. Following our conversation my brother committed me to read the Book of Mormon, to pray about it, and to find out for myself if it was true. I took up his challenge and earnistly desired to know if Heavenly Father really existed, if Jesus Christ really did die for me, and if the Church of Jesus Christ was really restored on this earth. Each night I would read the Book of Mormon and then get on my knees and pray over these things. As I would pray, I would feel that same feeling of truth and love fill my heart. I cherish those months and that time in my life, and those feelings have kept with me ever since. I feel blessed and know, honestly know, that these things are real and true. I have not been duped, misguided, or brainwashed; I have felt the spirit of the Lord testify to me and I will be eternally grateful.

How I live my faith

I try my best to live my faith at home with my family. To be a good Christian father who loves and honors his wife and who spends every free minute with his kids. As a family we attend church together on Sundays, and through the week pray and read the scriptures together. I feel that our home has a special spirit because of this, and we are able to grow close as a family. We try to gather once-a-week outside of Sunday to take turns with a quick and fun gospel lesson and/or play games together as a family. I also live the gospel working with the youth as a Boy Scout Leader. We meet Sundays in church together as well as other times during the week. I am able to teach them both spiritual lessons that I have learned in my life as well as life lessons involving taking care of the community, outdoor skills, and living a principle-centered life. Also, I and another church member are responsible to watch over two families in our congregation. We try to visit at least once a month to share with them a short spiritual message and see if they are in the need of any additional help. We may come later to help them with projects at home, moving, and giving blessings.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Dillon
We do not worship Joseph Smith, but do worship our Savior Jesus Christ. We talk alot about Joseph Smith because he was the first prophet in our day, and that through Him the Lord was able to restore His church back to the Earth. In addition, we have a prophet today. The prophet has a special calling to receive revelation for all God's children and to share with us what Heavenly Father would have us know and how he would have us live. We honor and respect Josesph Smith, but we do not worship him. Instead we worship our Savior Jesus Christ, and well as our Father in Heaven. We believe that this is Christ's church, that He is the head of it, and that prophets do as they always have done, which is act as the mouthpiece of God. Show more Show less