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Hi I'm Dalyn R. Erekson

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost I'd say that I'm a member of a family. I have a great family that brings a lot to the table. Of course, not all of them are good. We learn from each other and grow with each other as we travel through this life, together. Recently, we bonded most when my older brother committed suicide. It was hard. But that was the turning point in my life. I now prepare to leave on my mission in the next few months and it is all because of the people in my life. I have had many people come and go but they have all helped me to become me. And they have all helped me to learn to trust in the Lord in everything I do. Even going to school. I was able to do a year of college before I leave to serve and it has made all the difference. I haven't always followed the paths of righteousness, but I have learned that that is where I need to be. I have a future ahead of me that is full of potential and the greatest part is that I can choose what it can be.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of my family. They have impacted me since my childhood for the better. I have been born in raised in and LDS home, but I have had to make my own choices; I have had to find my own conversion. Not once was this religion forced on me and I think that that's why I haven't fought it. It wasn't until recently that I find my conversion. When my world came crashing down around me, I found that I needed someone to lean on. My parents were struggling to get by by themselves so I couldn't rely on them. The rest of my family was coping at our loss in their own way. I had no where else to turn. So that's when I found Christ. That's when I discovered that He is there. That's when I discovered that we experience trials to build us up, so we can help others. My brothers suicide was devastating. But it was the push I needed, the push towards God. And since then I have found the happiness that comes from struggling to stay upon the path of righteousness in a world trying to drag you down. I have found that I can make it. All I have to do is put my trust in Christ and have the faith to follow His counsel. I do not know all that lies before me, but I do know this: That He lives. He loves. He is there for each of us when we need HIm most. He died for me and for you. And we can live for Him. He has given us all that we have and has in store for us the majesty of His mercy. This gospel is true. It was restored through Joseph Smith to the earth and it is the same today as it was when Christ was upon the earth. We have a prophet who feels for us and loves us. He counsels us so that we may know how we can return to the One who loves us more than anyone else. And we all can be there one day. Together, united in the love of Christ.

How I live my faith

The biggest thing that shows my faith I guess would have to be wanting to serve a mission. It's hard thinking of all that I'm giving up. I won't see my nieces and nephews grow up for a few years. I won't see the people I love for two years. I won't be able to finish with school early with all my friends. i won't be able to live my life how I want it to be. But that's okay. And the only reason I'm able to do this, to give my life and my time, is because it is going to the greater good. It is going to helping my brothers and sisters that are here with me to find the happiness that I have found. And what's better then that? This is why I am giving two years to Him. So that I might find the joy that He has every time one of us accepts Him and follows His example. I am giving my life to the One that gave it to me.