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Hi I'm Dallan Blotter

I'm 22 years old and am a student at Utah State University. I work construction, love spending time outdoors, and I am a Mormon

About Me

I was born and raised in Logan, Utah. I have a wonderful family, a very loving Mother and Father who always support me in all that I do, along with four awesome siblings. I served a full-time LDS mission to Mexico City, where I had some of the most wonderful experiences of my life. I still hold many of those memories dear to my heart and am forever grateful for the lessons I learned and the incredible friends I made. And yes, I still love tacos! I am an avid outdoorsman. I love hunting, football, basketball, fishing, campfires, canoeing, swimming, skiing, four-wheeling, (pretty much anything that keeps me outside!) I enjoy working hard, enjoy building, fixing, repairing and replacing things. I enjoy working with people with different cultures and backgrounds. I am studying to be able to work in the medical field someday. I love serving people, and would love to help people improve their quality of life by helping them overcome physical injury and illness. I hope to someday get married and have a family and I keep working hard every day so that I can achieve all these goals and be as happy as I can while I do it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that has always embraced the LDS church and it's teachings. I grew up learning about Jesus Christ and was always taught that following Him would make me happier than anything else that this world. I did not doubt them, because I knew that they were happy. However, during my teenage years, I had to find out for myself if these things were indeed true, and if they would really make me happy. I remembered seeing my peers and friends, some of them Mormons and some of them not, participate in activities that I had always been taught that we should not do. Many of these activities seemed enticing and I struggled seeing the harm in them. I began to have doubts and began to feel like God's commandments were just rules that restricted me from doing what it seemed that everyone else doing. However, since I had distanced myself somewhat from God, I felt alone. I was less sure of who I was, what my purpose in life was, or how to go about it. I began to see many of the consequences of poor decisions that I had made. I saw many of my peers that didn't live the gospel pass through trials and struggles from their actions. However, I witnessed that those who followed Christ in faith were truly happy. I began to pray and study Christ's example and began to once again feel His love and my knowledge of Him grow. I now know without a doubt that Christ lives. I know that God has a perfect plan for me. I know if we follow Him, we will be blessed and happy. He is the source of pure and enduring joy. I have seen it. I have lived it. While serving in Mexico as a missionary, I saw countless tender mercies from God, which has further strengthened my faith in Him and desire to follow. I continue to strive to follow Him and His example. I love the Savior and love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to always see everything with an eternal view. I know that God loves me, and loves you, and all of His children. I know that he sent His son, Jesus Christ, so that he could give us the perfect example of how we should strive to live our lives. I know that Jesus suffered for all of our mistakes, weaknesses, and infirmities. He did this willingly, so that he could know exactly what struggles we are passing through and so that he can help us through them all. I know that God hears us when we pray. He forgives us when we ask for forgiveness and try our best to change. God can guide us through our lives if we seek His guidance. Knowing these simple, eternal truths help me to live my faith. I try to love and serve everyone, just as Jesus did. I understand that everyone has their own struggles and weaknesses, so I strive to not be critical of others. Instead, I try to build people up and help them to see their God-given potential. I know I can make it through any struggles I may face, because God will not leave me alone. I know that I will always be blessed for whatever efforts I make to do what is right. Most of all, I live my faith with joy, knowing that if I do what God asks, I will be happy during this life and forever.