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Hi I'm Jason Dillingham

Music is my life. I love Bass Trombone, doodling, stories, gadgets & trinkets, I'm writing a book named Aiscez, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from a little town, which I really enjoy; it only takes 30 minutes to walk from one side of town to the next! I play the Bass Trombone, Tuba, Trumpet, Ocarina (12 hole), Tenor and Soprano Recorder, Jaw Harp, and enjoy tinkering on the piano, but my most common and favorite one is the Bass Trombone. I have a family of 8 siblings, so 10 total family members, me being #5 from the oldest. I am writing a fantasy novella series about dreams inspired by art that my friend and I drew while growing up. I recently served as a full-time missionary in the California Ventura Mission. I enjoy an occasional Zelda game, but usually I can't handle being outside. I've gotta be doing something outside in the sunlight (I love biking, Frisbee, running, exercising, Tailgate Golf, exploring and hiking, four-wheelers, you name it I'm there). I place a great value on friendship, even between family members and enjoy surprising and making others happy. The oddest thing about me is my hobby for cleaning (sweeping and cleaning off dirt are my favorites). I also loves clocks, rotors, valves, engines, and other timey wimey stuff.

Why I am a Mormon

While growing up with my family, we were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I didn't really start paying attention to what I was learning until I was somewhere in my teen years (of course; that's when all curiosity starts). I longed to find a place in life and didn't really know how to find it. However, I later learned, once I actually had a desire to know and to find a place in the world, the miracles and wonders that come through a knowledge of our Savior Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven, who love us more than we can imagine at times; in fact, they love us so much that they let us make our own decisions so we can learn for ourselves and grow. I know that faith in the Savior and a willingness to do something about our faith will help us and allow us to live again with our Father in Heaven, his son Jesus Christ and our families and loved ones forever.

How I live my faith

I try each day to help others and to do what the Lord would have me do. It's sometimes difficult when you have a busy schedule and are always doing things around the house and at school and in the yard, and so on, but there is simply so much joy we can gain in striving to follow Christ's example. Whenever an opportunity arises, I do my best to stand up for what I believe and to help others understand what I know (well, only if they desire it: we can never make anyone do anything). Saying our prayers, reading the scriptures, and attending church weekly are some ways I know I can have more of a feeling that God lives and that he loves us all.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jason Dillingham
I know that God loves all of His children. I also know that he is fair and isn't going to make is so someone particular can't have the opportunity to accept Christ in their life. Some people either choose not to or don't even have the opportunity to hear about Christ; so are they doomed for life? No. We believe that performing a proxy baptism for someone allows them to still have an opportunity to accept Christ (they can't physically be baptized, so we do it for them), and even then, they still have the opportunity to accept the work that we perform. Show more Show less