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Hi I'm Dallin

I grew up in Orange County, I play volleyball, I am servine a mission in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

Until July 17th, 2015, I will be on my mission for the church, and I will serve for two years in Santiago, Dominican Republic. In high school, I became an Eagle Scout, played basketball and volleyball, and helped out in the special education program. I love music, although I may not be the best at playing it. I just love spending time with my friends and family, who teach me to be a better person every day. After my mission, I will begin college at BYU in Provo, Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I have realized as I grow older that I am a Mormon because it is truly what makes me happy. When I keep the commandments and obey the teachings of the doctrine, I am able to see an improvement in the way I view the world around me. The church has opened so many doors for me in my life, spiritually and temporally. I have a purpose in my life, and I can follow the examples of family members and church leaders when I need someone to look up to. Also, the church's stress on hard-work, charity, and endless sacrifice for others has shown me a way to live my life. I am not perfect, or even close to that, in any of these aspects, but I continue to work at it so I can be a better friend, family member, student, and son of God. The direction I am given while living as a Mormon cannot be explained all that well, but I know that this direction is the correct one to follow.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best example of a follower of Christ in my thoughts, words, and actions. My goal is to have people say that Dallin, even though I may not support his views, was a great person and always stuck by his beliefs. I try and be friends with all that are around me, while I also attempt to stay away from all bad influences. They are everywhere in high school, so I stand as far away from them as is possible. As part of the first graduating group under the missionary age change from 18-19 for males, I am able to have my mission call in hand as a student in high school. In church, I try to be respectful and outgoing to all in my ward, while doing my best to serve my peers my age with love and respect as well.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The way that you can know if this church is true is that you must go to the source. God is listening and will answer any sincere prayer. James 1:5 says to ask God, and it shall be given to he who asks. Anyone who follows this council will recieve an answer. I recieved the answer that this was the right way to go, and I became excited because now I could put the pedal to the metal. Even though I was raised a Mormon, I still had to figure out if it was true just like anyone else. After much prayer, fasting, and pondering, I realized that this is the person that I want to be, but more importantly, that God wants me to be. I still have occasional doubts, then I must go through the cycle of prayer and fasting for that specific concept. It worked for me, and I know it will work for others too. Show more Show less