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Hi I'm Dylan James Sablan

I am from Saipan and Philippines. I love to work hard and to learn. I am a dreamer. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I love to smile! This trait of mine is easily recognizable. Well, it is because I have many reasons to do so. First and foremost, I am very blessed to belong to a loving and charismatic family. After being born in Saipan (Northern Marianas Island), I was raised in the Philippines, and migrated to Seattle in 2009. Playing basketball, academics, helping others, and making friends are my passions. Watching sports is also one of my enjoyments. I love to work hard and to exemplify my best in every circumstance. My educational plan is to study business finance, economics, political science, and law. I can easily be happy in simple ways. "Looking the glass half full" and "life-long learner" are one of the philosophies I live by. I might be small in stature, but I dream big. Such dreams are having a dear wife and build a great family, a business, and to be politically involved. Serving and loving people in any extent are principles which are incorporated in such aspirations.

Why I am a Mormon

My desire to better know the Lord and my natural love for the scriptures led me to be a Mormon. Before I was a Mormon, I truly treasured and enjoyed studying the Bible. Couple of days after moving to Seattle in 2009, I was able to attend a youth seminary (scripture study) class. It was the Friday of that same week when I have met missionaries. Since then, the missionaries provided me lessons about Jesus Christ, and prepared me to enter into covenant (promise) with the Lord through baptism. In addition, I was introduced to the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ comparable to the Bible, and I eagerly and openly accepted it because it testified of the Savior. I knew and still know that it is from God and its purpose is to help us be closer to Christ. Consequently, I obtained more happiness, faith, and scriptural knowledge since I became a member of this church.

How I live my faith

My faith and testimony of God is the greatest gift I possess. Simply, the basic things sustain my faith on him: studying the scriptures (Bible and Book of Mormon), praying, reflecting, and attending church. However, none of the things I learn from such activities would take effect without acting upon it. "Faith without works is dead (James 2)." This principle is consequential to my love for service and for personal improvement, and I find in these things that God is not a grandeur idea, but he certainly lives. For instance, I currently am about to serve as a full-time missionary in Bacolod,Philippines, and is in Birmingham, Alabama for a temporary mission. This allows me to reach out for my brothers and sisters to increase their faith in God through my own conviction of him. Certainly, my missionary service truly gives cherish into my heart.