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Hi I'm Dustin

I live in Idaho and love anything outdoors, but what I love more than anything on this earth is my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just recently graduated from high school this spring, and I am ready for my next big step. I received a mission call about 3 weeks ago to the Brazil Salvador Mission where I will be speaking Portugese. I can not even begin to comprehend how immensely this experience will change my life. I am somewhat nervous to leave my family for 2 years, but I have no doubt that my Heavenly Father will take care of me while I am gone. I am overly excited to be able to serve the great people of Brazil here in a few months. In the meantime right now I am working at a golf course trying to save up some money for the mission and then, of course, college afterwards. Right now I find the idea of becoming a veterinarian very intriguing, but I could also see myself majoring in either electrical or computer engineering. I obviously have not made up my mind completely on that yet but I'm sure it will all come with time. As for my hobbies, I like a little of everything. One of my favorite things to do in my free time is play the guitar and sing. Music is both entertaining and relaxing to me and I have grown up around it my whole life. I also love to play sports. I have played soccer, basketball, baseball, and I also ran track and cross country. Another thing I love is basically anything outdoors like hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. These are just a few small parts of my crazy, but awesome life.

Why I am a Mormon

My family are all members of the church so I have grown up in the gospel. As a child I relied heavily on the testimony of my parents and older siblings. I just knew that if that is what they believed, then it must be right. As I grew older I began to gain a testimony of my own one little piece at a time and it is still being strengthened today every time I feel that spirit of our Heavenly Father testify of the truthfulness of this gospel. So being a member growing up I never knew the difference of a life without the gospel, but I have defintely had times when I did not feel the spirit as strongly in my life. And it is those times of darkness that make me realize how much I rely on this gospel and the happiness it brings into my life. I can't imagine where I would be without that knowledge. I have a testimony of Jesus Christ and His atonement for us, that through Him we may receive forgiveness for anything we have done wrong if only we would turn away from our sins and live the way He would have us live. I know that if we put all our trust in Him and our Heavenly Father that they will provide a way for us to overcome any trial or any hardship we may face in this world. I know that the prophet Joseph Smith saw God the Father, and His son Jesus Christ. I know that through him the only true church of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth and that he translated the Book of Mormon through the power of our Heavenly Father. I strongly believe the Book of Mormon to be another testament of Jesus Christ and that it goes hand in hand with the teachings and doctrine of the Bible. I know that this gospel is Heavenly Father's plan for us to be truly happy and that if we keep His commandments, we can one day live with Him forever in His kingdom where he has promised us all that He hath. I bear witness of the truthfulness of these things and I do so humbly in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ. His life was all about service and the love of mankind. He taught us that we must sometimes forget about ourselves and focus our lives on doing what we can to help others in any way we can. When we do this, we will soon find that everything else in our lives that we used to worry about will seem to fall right into place. I definitely do not claim to live my life exactly by these rules, but I do try my best. The way that I do this is by going to church every week and putting effort into my callings and responsibilities. Right now I go to a singles branch and I am responsible for teaching priesthood lessons to the men in our branch. I am also part of a commitee that plans all of our weekly activities and events. As a priesthood holder it is also my duty to hometeach certain people of the ward, so once a month I go and visit those people to make sure everything is going well for them and to see if they need any help with anything in their life.