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Hi I'm Whitley Dixon

I was born and raised in Coalville, Utah. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I love it.

About Me

I come from a family of four: mom, dad, me, and my younger brother. Some of my favorite things to do are 4-wheeling, fishing, horse rides, hiking, snowmobiling, camping, working with animals, basically anything outdoors and hands on! I am going to college majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Agribusiness. I love animals and the agricultural industry. I really enjoy learning more and furthering my knowledge. I actually love math, science, history, and art. Art, interior/graphic design, and photography are hobbies that I like to do to just for fun and to relax. My family owns sheep, hunting dogs, goats, horses, and a crazy cat! I grew up showing lambs in 4-H and FFA, I love competing with them. I am friendly, outgoing, creative, smart, and optimistic! In October of 2011, I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I cannot believe how much this decision has benefited my life and made me SO much happier. I am so grateful that I was able to become a Mormon and learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I enjoy visiting the temple regularly and becoming closer to my Heavenly Father and Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up simply believing in God. I used to attend church when I was younger but I was never taught the Gospel Principles at home so I didn't understand anything at church. During high school for some reason, I started reading the Bible and Book of Mormon and praying each night. I didn't understand a lot of what the scriptures were saying, but I remember the good feelings I got from reading them, so I continued to read. There are 2 experiences that comes to mind when I think about the time before my baptism. One night I was praying for my lambs, and after I prayed I felt dumb. I just prayed for a stinking sheep! A few weeks later, I opened my Book of Mormon and stumbled upon Alma 34:17-27. These verses are all about prayer, I love them. Two of the verses talk about crying over your flocks, and when I read this it hit me just how much Heavenly Father loves us. I realized that it might have sounded silly to pray for a lamb, but it doesn't matter. If it's important to any of us, it's important to Him. This is where I really started to build a relationship with God. When I moved away to go to college, LDS missionaries came to my door one day. I agreed to start taking discussions with them and they asked me to be baptized. I told them I would pray about it. That night when I prayed, God gave me my answer. I felt the Spirit and KNEW this was right. After my baptism, I couldn't learn enough about the Gospel, I loved it!! The Gospel was helping me see things differently, change, and become a better person. It gave me so much happiness that I wanted to share it with everyone. I have had many Spiritual experiences since my baptism, and I KNOW God hears and answers prayers. He has performed so many miracles for me, one of which is being able to serve a mission. I am a Mormon because I know it is where I am supposed to be, it is where God wants and needs me. This Gospel and this Church are true. Find this out for yourself, ask God like I did and He will answer you! :)

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday and go to the activities that our Young Singles Adult Ward puts together each week. I have made a goal to visit the temple at least once a week and I LOVE going. I participate in my own family history, which I find very interesting and I love learning more about my ancestors. I have received callings such as ward greeter, visiting teaching supervisor, and Relief Society secretary. All of these callings required me to be friendly and outgoing, meet new people and sincerely get to know them, increased my responsibility and dependability, and encouraged me to always look for opportunities to help and serve others. I love visiting teaching and being able to get to know more Sisters and creating deeper friendships with them. I love serving others and being able to help them in any way possible. I study the Bible and Book of Mormon daily. I have daily prayers and love talking to my Heavenly Father, I know He listens and answers prayers. I love studying the Gospel and learning more about it. Institute was a great way to further my knowledge at college! I have recently received my call to serve the Lord in Vancouver, Canada. I can't wait to serve a mission!!!

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Whitley Dixon
The Word of Wisdom has been given to help us keep our bodies healthy and strong. A very basic definition of the Word of Wisdom is is that God has told us to stay away from tobacco, alcohol, coffee and tea, and illegal drugs. Along with these things, eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep can also be part of the Word of Wisdom. By keeping the Word of Wisdom, God has promised us physical and spiritual blessings. Some might not see why we are not to consume some of the items God has commanded us not to use, but He knows all things, and we must have faith and obey Him. Show more Show less