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Hi I'm Dakota

I am 18, I live in California. I have my mission call to the Germany, Berlin mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 18 years old, I just graduated high school and am working at a real estate company to make money until I leave on my mission. I have my mission call to the Germany, Berlin mission and report November 20th. In High school I played Rugby and was a part of a few church related plays.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught by the missionaries and baptized at 8 years old, however my family was not active at all when i was younger, so I never really attended church. Without the influence of religion in my life as I got into junior high and high school i began to choose the wrong friends and got mixed in with the wrong crowd. I began to make choices that i thought would bring me happiness but in the end they were simply choices that would bring me temporary happiness rather than everlasting joy. I knew something was missing in my life, and I began to fall into depression. But then my sophomore year in high school, I attended my cousins baptism and was invited to participate in our stakes musical that year. At the musical I felt feelings of overwhelming peace and joy, and knew it was what I had been lacking throughout my youth. I sought after these feelings and began attending church regularly. My final two years of high school were a tug of war between fear and faith but I have finally made it to a point in my life where I can serve a mission for the Lord.

How I live my faith

This past year I was involved with leadership for camps and activities for the youth in my area, I helped organize, plan, and run the activities for the youth along with the other seniors in my area.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

After Jesus Christ performed the atonement he appeared in America to the people who lived here in around 33 AD, he taught and ministered to the people much like he did in the Bible, the Book of Mormon is simple another testament of Jesus Christ and his works in his life. The Book of Mormon helps to clarify and expand on many of the doctrine that Jesus Christ taught in the New Testament. Show more Show less