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Hi I'm Dustin

I'm a Husband, Father and a Firefighter. I love my family, Sports (Go Runnin Rebels), the outdoors...and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm just your ordinary guy! I love being with my family, even better is being with them doing the things we love. We love the outdoors, If I could spend my life fishing I would be content. I love being in the mountains and enjoying the peace and quiet found there. I love my sports, our family loves going to Runnin' Rebels games together, my kids yell louder than I do. I like to play basketball when I get the chance, go snowboarding, golfing, playing some slow pitch softball or pretty much any sport anyone's willing play. I like to build things, one hobby I would love to do more of is woodworking and finish carpentry. I am always looking for a good D.I.Y. project in my home. Something that helps me learn a skill and makes my home look better in the process. I don't like to pay someone to do a job that I could probably do if I just try. It may not always look as good, but you get a sense of pride when you can look at something and know you did it. I work as a Firefighter in Las Vegas and enjoy the opportunity to help others in need, and also the excitement that comes along with what I do. It is a challenge to go to someones home on possibly their worst day ever, and try to make that day a little bit better.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon, yet that is not the reason I am a Mormon. My family has a long heritage in the Mormon church, including many pioneers who were willing to sacrifice almost all they had at times. While this isn't why I am Mormon, it was always a strong testimony to me that my family and so many others long ago were willing to give up so much for something. Growing up I enjoyed going to church and learning of Jesus Christ and His Gospel. There came a point where I needed to know if what I was learning was real and true. When I was a teenager around 17 I finally took serious the challenge found in the scriptures to pray and seek a sincere answer. I didn't have an overwhelming crazy experience that told me it was true. What I did feel was an undeniable calm and peace that they were true, it just made perfect sense and I couldn't deny it. I was then able to feel the full power of the atonement in my life. While I hadn't made huge mistakes in my life to that point I was able to feel forgiveness for the things I could have done better.. That feeling of forgiveness is the greatest feeling ever, and one I will always be grateful for. To know the Savior has made that possible for us to overcome, if we will just humble ourselves before him. That is why I believe in this faith. I know God has prophets on the earth, we need them more than ever, and the teachings they provide have never drawn me away from my Savior. But, have only brought me closer to Him. The more I learn each day, the more I am able to see why those early family members of mine were willing to sacrifice so much, all if neccesary.

How I live my faith

At work I often see people at some of their worst and most desperate times. Although it is my job to be there I try to be the kind of person that can make those people in distress feel as good as possible. I may not always succeed, but I hope and try to always show compassion and empathy toward those I see. I hope to never be the kind of person that doesn't take serious someone else' problems, no matter how big or small. Something that may not seem big to me, may be a major crisis for them. If I make that worse then I feel I would not be living by my faith. I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to assist the members in my congregation in teaching the gospel to one another. I have the opportunity to help coordinate who is teaching and making sure they have all the resources to do that. It often allows me the opportunity to teach myself, most the time to the youth. It is a great experience to see youth who are desirous to learn of Christ, it gives me great hope for our future. Being a big guy I always get called upon to be a furniture mover when someone needs moving either in or out of our area. It's a simple task, but It's small things like that which make me feel like I can serve others in any way possible. Even something so small (or being big) can make a difference in any thing we are asked to do.