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Hi I'm Dillon

I like mountains. I love the Discworld. For some reason, some people ask me if I'm albino. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Cache Valley, Utah, which I think is a fantastic place to live. I'm a student at Utah State University, with a major that will probably change a couple of times before too long. I'm a news junkie, I like pc games, and I enjoy reading good novels- I love the Discworld books and good old school science fiction.  I also love hiking. I love being out near real nature-- someplace that hasn't been paved over or landscaped yet. It's great to see something that hasn't been tampered with. When it comes down to it, I'm a person that enjoys life and I believe that enjoying life is a choice we make. Life is what we make of it, and I've been fortunate enough to be basically surrounded by people that make life good.

Why I am a Mormon

My knowledge of gospel truth has come from experience. I grew up in the church and have been able to watch how the restored gospel of Jesus Christ changes people and helps individuals and families. I have been fortunate enough to watch others gain peace, joy, happiness, patience, and every other desirable virtue through learning and living what Christ and his servants have taught. I have felt the love of God in my life as following the gospel has made me a better, happier person. Really, my experience with learning that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored is fairly simple. It came bit by bit, line by line. Over time, different things clicked here and there, and after a while, I looked back and saw the truth around me, the blessings that come from correct principles, and the companionship of the Holy Ghost. HIndsight is 20/20, and that's how I learned of the truth of the gospel. I had to test it out first. It may sound pretty simple, but I think that's how we learn most good life lessons. They come over time, not all at once. As we are ready to take in new things, they come to us, and at the end of the journey, we have great clarity about why things work the way they do. It's like each good experience is a brushstroke going towards a larger picture. Each one individually may not be completely clear, but the picture as a whole fills in with each lesson.

How I live my faith

I have served for the past two years as a full time missionary for the church in the Florida Orlando Mission, and try to live every day in such a way that I'm a blessing to the people around me, rather than a burden. In the church, there are many opportunities for serving others, both within the local congregation, and to the greater area around you, and I've been able to be involved in such service. Following the teachings of Christ encourages me to help others as I meet them and see them, to be kind, to stay a little longer to make sure everything ends well. Living my faith brings joy. The question I ask myself is "If I met myself, just as I am, and didn't know who I was meeting, would I want to be friends with this new person?" I feel that trying to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life will make me the kind of person that I would want to be around.