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Hi I'm Dylan B

I'm a premedical student, a teacher in dissection, an athlete and a cycler. I grew up in Logan Utah. Im a Mormon

About Me

I currently go to college studying biochemistry & biology. I am leading a research team out of country soon and will be teaching advanced medical classes until then. I currently volunteer about 10 hours a week to teach high school students about the human body all throughout the state I live in, even some from outside he state. My family is not-active and I am the only one in my family who attends any sort of church activity or Sunday meeting. One thing that I learned is that there is no reward without great sacrifice. Although my family is supportive of me, I wish one day that I will have the opportunity to take them to the temple. Other than school, I love to rock climb, swim and competitively cycle. I am training currently for an IronMan triathlon (110 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run, 2.6 mile swim.) I love to compete and use the body God has given me to do the best that I can. Traveling is a passion, and living is wonderful.

Why I am a Mormon

I was exposed to the Gospel early on in life, and before I got baptized I prayed about it heavily. I began my journey in a small town in the United States, with missionaries that came to my door as I was a young boy. Several times missionaries stopped at my house, wanting to help me understand what was right in this world. I met over 7 sets on missionaries and it never felt right. I think it was because I had not prepared myself for it. After a few years, I met two elders that were able to relate with my situation, I was more than happy to be taught and with the support of my friends and members I got baptized, my family however, was not so excited. They are against some of the beliefs of the church and are not active. They are inspiring and guiding to me, but it is my life and my decision to get baptized. The love of The Lord will extend to me with faith and dedication. It may even extend to my family through the blessings of my faith and prayer. To this day, the most valuable object I own is a Book of Mormon that my family gave me on my baptismal date. I was baptized as on New Years Eve. What a great resolution. What a way to celebrate love and family. Serving a mission now in Japan!

How I live my faith

I currently serve in the church, setting up files and visiting with members and collecting contact information for the bishop. This information is then kept private and between the bishop and I, we call and set up people for callings and talks to be given. I love working with the bishop and the people of the ward because in them I see a light that I would not normally see in someone without the spirit. This glow is what brought me to the church in the beginning. I am a convert to the church in my early adulthood. There is nothing more rewarding in this experience than knowing that there is always someone there to help you in your time of need. God watches over us all, and loves us all. I am thankful for the courage I have to stand up against my family and convert into the church. I stand alone against my family, a man among giants. I know that god is real and he loves us. He would not have sacrificed his beloved son if he did not love each and ever one of us. With love in our hearts and faith in our being, we can have the strength to continue. Only with faith, can questions be answered by The Lord.