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Hi I'm Dawson Burrup

I am a college student, and I am a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in South Jordan Utah. My parents divorced when I was 2 and I grew up living with my dad and step mom and was the youngest of seven at home. My little brother Brock lives in California with my Mom. I love playing music. i can play guitar, piano, and bass. I am self taught which is another way of saying not very good ;). I went to Bingham high school and served in the best buddies of america organization. I plan on attending the University of Utah when I get home from serving a mission. The picture of me in my profile is me with my grandma! :)

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I didn't have a testimony of Jesus Christ or Joseph Smith. My parents split at a young age and I always wanted to live with my mom (who was not a member) because I didnt like church. My step dad died right after my sophomore year in high school and that is when I realized that I did not know what happened after you died. After his death my mom relapsed. She then moved to California because she thought it would be beneficial to her recovery. As a 16 year old you don't see it that way though. I felt like if my mom loved me she would stay as close to me as possible. This led to bad anxiety and depression. I decided I wanted to know if God was real and if I didnt get an answer I was going to commit suicide. I began to pray and my doorbell rang. When i arrived at the door I saw my bishop and stake president. My bishop was in tears and told me that they were there to give me a blessing of strength. I cant say that I know everything about the gospel, but i can tell with my life that God is real. Everyday I live reminds me of that fact. I promise if you are having questions concerning the gospel, pray. You will receive an answer. It may not come immediately, but I do know that God will answer you. I am so thankful to have a loving Father in Heaven. I testify personally of Joseph Smith, I have pondered and prayed many times about whether or not he was a prophet of God and I pray that you will do the same. Pray always and trust the Spirit of the Lord.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the teachings and example of Christ. I am not perfect, nor will I ever be, but I know that as I strive to follow His example I am happiest. I love the Lord so much. I am currently serving a mission in North Carolina, if you have any questions please feel free to contact/facebook me :)