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Hi I'm Dachelle Martin

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of four daughters. Dad's a cowboy, Mom's a school teacher. Raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I have always loved the idea that we are children of God. I spend a lot of time outside and in nature and every time I just look around me I know without a doubt that this earth was created by a God. Growing up in Nevada was interesting because while the church was known, I was still a pretty big minority. I had the opportunity to explain to my friends what the church was and try to help them understand my standards. Now I've lived in a lot of different places where I've been one of many members, or one of almost no members. I now live and work in a very small community where the church is well known. Teaching is is one of my passions. I love to teach about the cowboy way of life I as raised in, as well as use my degree in English Education. I consistently have a book I am reading, even though I spend most of the daylight hours working on the ranch. I also have many hobbies. I braid rawhide and leather, I sew, cook, crochet, weld horseshoe furniture, and pretty much anything else I can do with my hands. One of the most important things to know about my though is that I have sacrificed for my testimony.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but now I choose to stay in the church. Growing up "Mormon", I had to make some decisions. I had to decide if I was going to obey my parents' rules, if I was going to follow the Word of Wisdom, eventually I had to decide if I wanted to keep going to church...each decision I made for different reasons. Sure, I was baptized when I was 8 years old, but I remember very clearly making the decision to join the church. I didn't quite understand everything that would come with deciding to be a member of the church, so I've had to remake that decision repeatedly since then. Sometimes you come to a point in your life when the only reason you keep coming, despite the plethora of reasons not to come. You continue because it is right. It's right and you know it and could not live with yourself if you lied about it. That's where I've been. But here is where I am.

How I live my faith

Part of my job involves being around many different kinds of people from all over the world. Many of those people don't really know what the LDS church stands is. Some have never even heard of it. Because I am a teacher, I have to be careful not to impose my beliefs on others. However, I can try my hardest to live the standards Christ taught. I also look for every opportunity to answer questions those around me might have about our faith. I am a teacher in the Relief Society, as well as a general substitute teacher for our small ward.