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Hi I'm Darin

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work as counselor, consultant, and administrator of treatment programs for adults and youth with mental health and substance abuse problems. I find my work interesting and I really enjoy what I do. The best part of my week is time spent with my wife and kids. I've come to enjoy reading, something I didn't like as a kid. I read biographies and some fiction; I've really learned to love science and research. I grew up loving the outdoors and still enjoy hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and visiting different outdoor settings.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon brings me great happiness, its as simple as that. I have come to know that God loves His children. I also know that He has restored the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I have come to know these truths as I have studied the doctrines found in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. The Holy Ghost has born witness to me that both of these books of holy scripture are from God. God did not vanish at the conclusion of the work of the early apostles. He has called others to continue His work. He has restored the same priesthood power that these early apostles held. I have found greater happiness and prosperity than I could have ever imagined through the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that in a future day, if I am faithful to the promises I have made I can live eternally with Him.

How I live my faith

My faith is centered in Jesus Christ. I know He is the Savior of all man-kind, delivering us from the effects of both sin and death. Because of Him I can live eternally with my family if I keep the promises I have made to Him. These beliefs permeate all aspects of my life. That doesn't mean that I in anyway live a perfect life. I believe in the gospel of repentance. I regularly make mistakes and need forgiveness, both from those I have offended and from my Heavenly Father. That great blessing of being able to be forgiven is what makes my life so happy and hopeful. I attend church weekly with my family and we are provided opportunities to serve others who attend church with us. We teach each other the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and try to help each other follow the commandments given by the Savior. The Church also offers us many other opportunities to associate with each other in fun ways and to serve. We enjoy sports activities together, dinners, and youth trips. Also, the Church owns a peach orchard near our home and we frequently have the opportunity to plant, prune, thin, and harvest the peaches. All of the peaches harvested, more than 120 thousands tons per year, are given to the poor and needy; not just the poor and needy in our Church but around the world, regardless of faith or nationality.