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Hi I'm Dilan

I'm a wannabe Australian, public relations student, travel junkie, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 21 years old and was born and raised in West Jordan, Utah. I have a two sisters and amazing parents. I love music and would consider my major hobbies to be Apple Music and Spotify, haha. I also love to run. I'm a Public Relations student at Brigham Young University. My favorite place in the world is Sydney, Australia where I served a 2 year LDS mission. I love the outdoors, driving with the radio up and windows down, and spending quality time with quality people.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I always believed in God, but didn't see a reason to be have religion in my life. During high school one of my best friends committed suicide, which was the hardest experience I had gone through. I questioned so much about our purpose in life and what happens to us after we die, especially what happens to our relationships with others. With fear and frustration, I began to seek out answers to these questions, and obviously started to think about God a lot more. I looked up to a close friend, who was so much stronger with the situation than I was. I knew she was strong because she had beliefs that brought her comfort and peace. As I began to ask her questions about it, she invited me to meet with LDS missionaries. I grew up in Utah, and loved being different than all the high population of Mormons I went to school with, but for some reason I thought I needed to learn and see what they were all about. The missionaries taught me that God loves His children, and that He restored His pure and true Gospel back to the earth today. They taught me about Heavenly Fathers plan for His children, which allows us to learn and grow from our experience here on earth, and someday live with Him and our families forever. They told me I could see my friend again, and that God loved her. I thought these things were great, but I wasn't about to join a religion just because it fit with what I wanted to believe. If I was going to start keeping all these commandments and become a "Mormon" I needed to be confident that it was more than just nice, but that it was true. So I accepted to read the Book of Mormon, and pray to God to find out if it was true. One night, after reading a chapter in Alma, I kneeled and asked God if the book was true, and told Him I would be baptized if it was. I felt the Holy Ghost quite strongly testify to me at that moment that it was true. It punched me right in the heart. I was baptized December 27th, 2010. Five years later I'm happier than ever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to emulate our Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm far from perfect, but I know that I can become better and better each day as I follow His example, develop His attributes, keep His commandments, and serve others. I teach a class each Sunday in my congregation for people who are new or recently coming back to church, which is so fun!

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is what we know to be true, and it comes in all shapes and sizes. It starts off with knowing that our Heavenly Father lives and love us, that Jesus Christ is his son and our savior, that Joseph Smith was called as a prophet of God and restored Christs church to earth, there is a living prophet today named Thomas S. Monson, and that our church is the Saviors church. People each have their own individual testimony, which makes sharing our testimonies among each other such a beautiful thing. A testimony can be made by personal experiences that reveal truth to us. My testimony came from my own personal experiences and trials that I can't deny have shown me that these things are true. Show more Show less