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Hi I'm Dalton Brough

I'm from Arizona. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life could be summarized by the following quote from Leonardo da Vinci: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." From the clothes I wear to the car I drive, I try and live my life in the least complicated way possible. This is the very reason why In-N-Out Burger is my favorite restaurant - it is the epitome of simple. I am currently a full-time student majoring in human resources. Specifically, I want to enable people with the resources, knowledge, and motivation to be successful at whatever they do. I am part of a family that has enabled me with those very things, and I feel it is my life mission to create those opportunities for others.

Why I am a Mormon

To me, there is a difference between why I became a Mormon and why I am still a Mormon. Many people often conclude that I am simply a Mormon because my parents were Mormon, and so it's all I know. It is very true that if my parents were not Mormon, chances are that I would not have been baptized at the age of 8. It has now been 15 years since I have been baptized. I can truthfully say that I do not go to church on Sunday because my parents are Mormon. I am no longer reliant on their testimonies to sustain me. I am still an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have gained a testimony for myself of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What I love about this message is that ANYONE can find out for themselves.

How I live my faith

There are several things that I have done for the majority of my life to live my faith. These include: *Praying daily *Reading from the scriptures, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon *Contributing 10% of my income to the Church I have also lived my faith by serving in various positions within the Church for specified amounts of time, such as: *Volunteering as a missionary for two years in Australia, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every person I met. *Serving in a presidency where our purpose was to ensure every member of our local congregation was taken care of spiritually, physically, and emotionally. *Teaching a Sunday school class once a month. One of the unique ways I am living my faith (it's still a work in progress) is proactively talking about the Gospel and my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in casual conversation with friends, co-workers, and my fellow students. I have seen how in turn this has helped these people to open up to me about their own convictions. It is almost always a positive experience.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Dalton Brough
In order to understand what the Book of Mormon is, I think it is important to talk about what the Bible is as well. If somebody were to ask you, "What is the Bible?" what would you say? It is an ancient record of God's dealings with the inhabitants of the old world, as revealed to His chosen prophets. In the exact same way, the Book of Mormon is also an ancient record of God's dealings with His children as revealed to His prophets. The only difference is the Book of Mormon takes place in another part of the world- the American continent. We believe that God loves all of His children equally, and He desires all to return to live with Him. This can only be done through learning and living faithfully the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the scriptures. God loves His children all over the world, and the Book of Mormon is simply evidence of that love. He did not only want His children in the old world to know what they must do to gain salvation, so He called and spoke to prophets all over the world to teach them also how they can be saved. I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know of its truthfulness, and I promise that any person who sincerely reads it will come to know that it is true too. If the Book of Mormon is true, it is all true! Show more Show less