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Hi I'm Dylan Hansen

I'm a missionary, writer, pianist, Aspie, and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Syracuse, Utah. Currently, I'm serving a two-year mission in Independence, Missouri. I'm a freshman at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I started studying English with an emphasis in professional writing. I wrote for the sports section of the Scroll, our student newspaper. Like many indecisive college students, I'm still trying to decide what to major in. Recently I've been thinking about economics or international business. I also enjoy reading, basketball, hiking, backpacking, watching sports, and playing the piano and clarinet. I come from a wonderful family of three older brothers and three older sisters. I love spending time with them, as well as my friends. Contrary to what some people believe, Mormons still love to have a good time while abiding by high standards. I have a lot of wholesome fun.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the Church in Utah. All of my immediate family belongs to the Church, and therefore, many people would say that being LDS is just expected of me. While I'm not exactly the minority around here, I've made the decision to be active in this church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Jesus Christ's church on the earth today. He has ordained prophets to serve as His mouthpiece to the world. It is very reassuring to me to know that a prophet still speaks of the peace that comes by following God's commandments. Also, and maybe most importantly, I've seen the difference that the gospel makes in my own life and the lives of others. I believe that the Holy Spirit radiates through certain people, people that have chosen to be Christlike. Their example led me to want that same attitude and outlook on life. I can promise that this is a better way than anything else, anywhere. This church is demanding, and yet rewarding. Although I don't know who will read this, I hope that all of you can find out for yourself that the Church is true and the only path to eternal happiness in our lives. In order to be converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ, we have to study the scriptures that have been divinely revealed to us. Reading the Book of Mormon daily has strengthened my testimony of this church. The best advice I would give to someone who wants to know if the church is true is to pray, study, and be Christlike consistently. Plant a seed.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a role model to the youth. I believe that the most important thing we can do is to teach others by our actions. I try to be friendly to everyone in the community. In church, I accompany hymns and help others play them as well. I like to be involved in my church and the world around me. Right now, I'm serving a two-year mission in the Missouri Independence Mission.