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Hi I'm Dustin

I grew up in Mexico. I coach high school football. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 31 years old. I'm married to my wife Kate and I am a father to my 20 month old son Kase. I teach high school Spanish and coach football. I love to camp, hunt, and fish. I love history and politics.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS Church but there came a time when I had to find out on my own what I really believe. I remember the first time I began to really question my faith. When I was 16 I was talking to an acquaintance who was certain that she had learned through prayer that the Mormon Church was not true. At that point I realized that I didn't know what I believed. From there a long process of searching, questioning, studying and praying began. I can't really pinpoint when I first knew of myself that this is Christ's Church. But all of the combined spiritual experiences and learning have built my testimony into what it is today. As a simple example, there have been countless times when I have read the Book of Mormon and felt the Spirit of God impress upon my mind that what I was reading is true; that it really is a book of scripture written by inspired prophets of God. From there it follows that the man (Joseph Smith) who brought out the Book of Mormon was also a prophet of God. My belief in this church continues to be strengthened because of how much sense its teachings make to me. While this can't replace what the Spirit has taught me I believe that God wants us to know and understand His plan in a logical and sensicle way. For example, it makes sense that if God called prophets in one age or place then why not in another? We believe that God did indeed reveal Himself to prophets in ancient America and that he continues to do so today. I also love that the Church has ultimate respect for individual freedom and responsibility. It is one of the fundamental tenants of Mormonism that each person must choose for themselves the life they will live and each of us will be accountable to God for our decisions.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to constantly improve myself. I believe that is the purpose of life. I occasionally teach in my congegration's organization for men. I visit the homes of 3 families on a monthly basis and teach them a gospel message and try to help them in any way I can. I try to serve, be friendly, give to charity, be a good father and husband, study the scriptures, read and learn useful information, pray, and be a good example to those around me. I usually come up short but some day, through the Savior, I'll get there.