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Hi I'm Dallin Beck

I'm a firefighter, I'm a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Dallin, but now you can call me Elder Beck. I have always been the one to try new things and push my boundaries and luck a little bit. I enjoy many hobbies, including dirt biking, hiking, climbing, camping, football, and firefighting. Yes, firefighting is as much of a hobby to me as it is a job. Its something I love doing, and is something I am going to do for the rest of my life. I won the state championship in a firefighting competition my senior year of high school, and then got second in the nation at the national competition. Its something that i have a real passion for, and something i want to continue doing. I like barbaque, Journey, and America. I like playing the guitar and pretending I am better than I really am. I am just a kid who's whole world was rocked with General Conference announcement about the age change, and I am doing my best to now answer the call to serve. I am currently serving a mission in Long Beach California, Spanish Speaking. It is the best thing I have ever done!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm sure that by now, you have read many stories of why we are all Mormons. I'm sure many of them either had their beautiful conversion stories, how they had people explaining the peace and love they feel as they live righteously. Now, im not trying to take away from any of their stories or their experiences, they are all very true and contain great amounts of personal strength. But I am going to tell you a different reason of why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I am also a sinner. Now let me explain. I am just a human, I make mistakes, and I am imperfect. I have felt unclean and inadequate, and I have felt forgotten. I have tried many things to make me feel better, and none of them worked. Some things have tried to bury my feelings, some try to mask them as happiness, but nothing really worked. That is nothing worked until I returned to my faith. I have felt about as small as can be, forgotten, and alone, and like I had no hope of ever feeling clean again. But just then at my lowest point, I returned to the faith of my fathers, and have fallen down in front of the savior in prayer. Through living the teachings of Christ, i finally felt like i had washed myself of my sins, like I was clean again. I felt loved by my Heavenly Father, and I have never felt alone since. Because I am a sinner, I am also a Mormon. Because it is through faith in Jesus Christ that I have felt peace, and that I can be forgiven. That is why I am a Mormon, because of how being one has given me happiness and love.

How I live my faith

I have been active in the LDS church my entire life. In my time I have had about every calling that a young man can have. I have been a president in many quorums growing up. And since I have been 14 I have been a home teacher with my Father. For me all of these things were easy, it always made sense to give the church your effort and time. However, I did find certain things difficult. I found that going to seminary everyday for four years was a very hard habit to keep. It was hard for me to accept that I was, in my mind, throwing away a class period every semester for no credit. It was something that I had to learn to love. And i learned that through a great Seminary teacher I had my junior year. I learned to love Seminary, and that it was important. So I turned around my whole seminary going experience, and graduated from seminary this last year. I know that its just one example of me living my faith, and that it isn't very extreme, but it was a big deal to me. Because of seminary i learned so much ,that without it, I would not be where I am. Right now I am living my faith by being a full time missionary for 2 years.