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Hi I'm Dallin

I'm from a little town called Slaterville. I play the violin. I also played football in high school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a freshman in college at Brigham Young University. I'm very close to and love doing things with my family. Some things that I enjoy doing are fishing, sports, and playing the violin. I have been playing the violin for about 11 years, and have performed in a group known as the Pizzicato Strings. In high school, I participated in track as a discus and shot put thrower. I also played football in high school. I have a big love of sports and like to play pick up games of basketball. I also have a great appreciation for the outdoors and love to fish, ski, and hike.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have been raised in the gospel of Jesus Christ by my parents. I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, so I always had the opportunity to go to Church and receive the blessings of being baptized and taking the sacrament. I always kind of took the gospel for granted, and relied on the testimonies of my parents. When I got older, however, I realized that I could no longer rely on my parents for my belief in the gospel. I knew that I needed to get a testimony of my own. I realized that I had merely been going through the motions and that I needed to have my own personal conversion to the gospel. I had always heard about the promise in the Book of Mormon in Moroni Chapter 10, that if you read the Book of Mormon and pray about it, the Holy Ghost will tell you that it is true. However, it took me a long time before I got the courage to act and actually do as Moroni 10 directs. As my eighteenth birthday approached, I realized that I had never actually read the whole Book of Mormon all the way through by myself, and so I set a goal to finish the Book of Mormon by my eighteenth birthday, giving me twenty days to do so. As I read, I felt the Spirit and God's love for me, and I knew that the book was true before I even finished reading it. When I finished reading, I prayed to know if what I felt was true, and I received the impression that it was true. I'm glad that I've had the blessing of being raised in an LDS family, but I'm also grateful that I could find out for myself if the Church was true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading my scriptures and praying every day. I also love to participate in church activities. In previous callings I have held, I have been able to serve by taking the sacrament around to the houses of those who are not able to make it to church every Sunday due to medical conditions. I have also been able to have the opportunity to speak several times in church, and give lessons in my Sunday school classes. I have had the opportunity to serve as a home teacher to five different families along with my bishop. I have also participated in the community as a boy scout, and am currently an eagle scout. Being a scout, I have had many opportunities of service around the community, such as yard projects for the elderly and park cleaning service projects.