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Hi I'm Dylan Young

I'm a big brother. I'm a musician. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 21 and a half years old and the oldest child in my family. I was born and raised in the beautiful hills Spokane, Washington. My family loves to explore and see the world, especially by going on road trips. I love seeing the the beauty of nature and all of the amazing places in this world. Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. I pay the piano, clarinet, the saxophone, and even the ocarina (which I can play through my nose) and I enjoy listening to everything from classical music to funk.

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel has always been the greatest source of peace and comfort in my life. I know that God loves me, and all of His other children, more than we could ever imagine. Through the power of God, all of my mistakes and shortcomings can be taken away, And not just our actions but our very selves can be changed. But in a good way, you know? Living the teachings of Jesus Christ makes our bad parts good and our good parts better. Plus, I know my family can live together forever, by sticking to God's plan. I wish everyone knew that. But now you do! Yay!

How I live my faith

Being a member of this Church has given me many opportunities to serve others. Through this service, I have seen true joy and gratitude in their faces. I have also felt how uplifting an experience service can be, and know that serving others is the best way to lift myself when I am discouraged. Because of these experiences, I have decided to serve a 2 year mission in McAllen, Texas, helping others and sharing the message of the love of God. And boy has it been a blast! Nothing like 2 years of dedicated gospel living to really see how the gospel is given to us by a loving Heavenly Father to help us become the best we can be. I've seen it both first hand as well as in the lives of others.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Dylan Young
God loves all of His children equally, and wants all of them to return to live with Him. In order to return to our Heavenly Father and partake of His glory, we must be baptized by those with proper authority to be cleansed of our sins and receive of Christ's Atonement. Not everyone has a chance to hear the gospel of Christ and be baptized in this life, so God has provided a way for us to be baptized in the Holy Temples for our ancestors who have passed on. Not all spirits who are baptized for the dead automatically become a member of the Church; everyone must choose for themselves to accept Christ's gospel and commit to His teachings, even after this life. By performing baptisms for the dead, we provide the opportunity for them to share in the eternal joy and blessings that come with the sacred ordinance of baptism. Show more Show less