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Hi I'm Dallin

I grew up in Arizona. I like to play soccer. I am studying biology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am one of six children. I am a biology major planning to go to medical school. I enjoy spending time with my family. Whether it be enjoying a good game of soccer or ultimate frisbee, swimming in the heat of summer, or just spending good time together. I served a mission for the Church in the beautiful land of Argentina. I learned a lot while teaching and serving with the people of Argentina. I have been married for almost two years to a wonderful woman.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents began teaching me about the Restored Gospel as a young child. They too were born to parents that were members of the church. It has been such a blessing to my life. My parents taught me that I if I would obey the commandments and follow the counsel and guidance of living prophets then I would be happy. At times I have thought, "How can others command me what to do? That doesn't seem fair" However I have come to learn and be grateful that Heavenly Father loves me enough to give me guidance. He wants me to reach my potential and He has shown me the pathway that helps me become the best I can be. The teachings of Jesus Christ help me to live a just and moral life. I am even more grateful that through His son Jesus Christ, my faults and shortcomings can be made right. I have come to know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Church that God has put on earth once again. I know this because I have learned through study and prayer that the Book of Mormon is scripture from God. I am grateful for this knowledge and know that everyone who asks God, in sincerity, if it is true will receive an answer. Heavenly Father really does guide us back to him in this modern time like he did anciently with the people of the Bible.

How I live my faith

Just because I am a member of the restored church doesn't mean I have a membership in heaven. Having faith requires action. I live my faith by keeping my covenants. I am by no means perfect, one of the reasons I go to church each week is so that I can be reminded of my faults and repent.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Dallin
Shortly before returning to His Father, Jesus Christ commanded his disciples, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations." (Matthew 28:19). He still extends that same invitation. The Church has setup a missionary program which allows us to partake in the joy of spreading the news of the restored gospel. Missionaries may begin serving a full-time mission from the the age of 18 or 19 and generally serve for 18 months to 2 years. It is a voluntary service and does not come with any form of monetary reimbursement. During this service missionaries teach and help people to come unto Christ and live his teachings. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Dallin
As I have learned about the life sciences there are many things that tell me there is a God. It is amazing to learn about how the body works and see development occur. My wife is pregnant right now and it is amazing to learn about what is happening with her body and the developing body of our soon to be child. I think much deeper than this my knowledge and belief in God has increased as I have put His invitation to the test: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (Matthew 7:7). As I have asked God different questions throughout my life and sought his guidance he has shown me that He is aware of my needs and has helped me. It is easy to feel insignificant and doubtful in a world where so many billions of people have lived. However as I have sought to learn about Him, I have come to know that He lives. I know that if people will turn to Him they can also gain this assurance. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Dallin
In the Bible many prophets warned and prophesied that there would be a falling away from the truth. This is something we call the Apostasy. In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 Paul told the people that Christ would not return unless there had first been a falling away. In Amos 8:11-12 the prophet Amos prophesied that there would be a famine, "not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord." We know that the Bible teaches us about Jesus Christ and his gospel but when Christ and His apostles were no longer on the earth the church became corrupted. Without prophets and apostles there was no authority to administer the covenants and ordinances of Christ's gospel. Many of the most important and sacred ordinances of the gospel were lost and forgotten. Over the years people tried to use what truths were left in the Bible to find the truth but without a church established by Christ it is impossible to know the whole truth. When Christ re-established His church on the earth he taught the Prophets and Apostles those things which had been lost and gave them his authority to conduct the church. Jesus Christ continues to guide the church today through Prophets and Apostles. Show more Show less