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Hi I'm Dustin

My name is Dustin Graham. I am currently in college studying accounting. And just recently had my first little girl.

About Me

I am a soon-to-be dad. My wife and I have been married for almost three years now, and we are expecting our first, which is a girl. I am a college student, and I love playing, watching, basically everything to do with soccer. I played collegiate soccer for three years, which gave me the opportunity of also playing against a few MLS soccer teams during those three years. I love the outdoors. I love going on walks when the weather is not too hot through the canyon with my wife. My wife and I are big movie and T.V. show watchers. I also really enjoyed reading the Harry Potter series, but I don't often tell very many people about that about me.

Why I am a Mormon

There are so many reasons why I am a Mormon, but the most obvious reason why is because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (i.e., The Mormons) is the only church on earth that holds God's true authority that allows families to live together forever. Recently a friend of mine got married. At his wedding, the person officiating the wedding ended by saying, "I now pronounce you man and wife, till death do you part." Those last words, "till death do you part," are never words I want to associate with my own family. I don't want to be married to my wife for only the short duration of this life. The love I have for her will never part, even with death. So when we were married it was performed by someone in the Mormon church who holds the priesthood authority, and he said to us when we were married, "I seal you for time and for all eternity," meaning our marriage wouldn't end after death. We would be together for more than just this short life. Once I learned this, life, with all of its trials and hardships, is easier to live and enjoy. I know that the time I spend with my wife will never be ended by anything, even death. Even though death brings a short separating, that separation is only temporary. In the Bible, Jesus said to Peter in Matthew 16:19, "Whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven." This Priesthood power was given to Peter, and is once again found in Christ's true church, the true church that bares His name. I promise that the honest seekers will find so many blessings as they humbly pray about these things. I know that this power is real, and that families truly can be bound for time and for all eternity. Christ has said, "Neither is the man with the woman, neither the woman with the man, in the Lord." Families are meant to be eternal and not just for the space of this life only, but for all time. This is why I am a Mormon

How I live my faith

The way I live my faith is described as: actively. I actively participate each week in church services by partaking of the bread and water and thinking of our Savior Jesus Christ and His role as our Savior and Redeemer. I also sing church hymns reverently throughout church meetings, and I also listen to the sermons that are shared and actively try and incorporate those messages and teachings into my own life and lives of my family. I have been given responsibilities at church. These "responsibilities" are referred to as church callings. One of my callings (responsibilities) is to visit two families, and share messages with them about Jesus and His gospel. By visiting with these other families, it is a great way to get to know other people of our congregation, so that my wife and I feel more a part of the church, as well as feel more welcomed. Another way in which I live my faith is through the choices I make. Since I am a soon-to-be dad, I want to make sure I set a good example for my wife and soon-to-be daughter, and all other future kids we might have. I want them to know that I am a follower of Jesus Christ, and that I do try and live the way He would want me to. I believe the way we live our everyday lives is an indication of our commitment to how we view and feel towards our Savior Jesus Christ. The more we know of Him and love Him, it will be shown in the choices we make, and in the way we live our lives. Because of the knowledge I have of Jesus, it makes me try and love others and view them the way He would, and does.