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Hi I'm Dallin

I grew up in the Foreign Service, I've lived all over the world meeting all sorts of wonderful people. I'm a mormon

About Me

I am from Mesa, Arizona, but have spent most of my life moving around the world with my Father's work. In my time I've had the chance to live in many different places such as Belgium, Germany, and the Dominican Republic. This really was a great opportunity for me because it allowed me to see at an early age that people are the same wherever you go. They have all had hard experiences, whether they be economic, natural disasters, or loss of family members. Yet the most striking thing that I have found is that wherever you go, you find amazing people with amazing testimonies about Christ, whether they be Mormon or of other denominations. I am about to go serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the full name of the mormon church), and can't wait to help others learn of this great gospel and let them see what a great influence it has made in my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I first became a Mormon because my parents are Mormon so I was born into this church, but there came a point when I had to decide for myself whether or not I believed this was the true church of God or not. probably the biggest indicator to me that I have chosen the right church is in comparing my own life, upbringing, and overall happiness to that of people who otherwise live in the same situation as me. I watch my friends in high school go out on the town. drinking and smoking and "having fun" and realize that it doesn't even look like that much fun. Most of their "fun" involves sitting around and doing absolutely nothing, laughing at themselves and saying dumb things. SO that's one pretty big thing that I've just never been attracted to and am glad I've stayed out of it. Also, when I visit my friends' houses their family all lives very independent lives. People eat dinner on their own, do their own thing all day, and as far as I can tell might as well not live together a lot of the time. Not to say that ALL families lived that way but it was more common than I would have guessed. Basically I am a mormon because of how happy the Gospel has made my life, and that I have a great sense of purpose, and don't need to be worried about "what comes next?" because I already know what comes next, and that's extremely comforting. Particularly in the case of deceased loved ones, it is a great blessing to know that I will be able to see them again in heaven, and that we can be together for eternity with God. I don't know how I would live without this amazing gospel!

How I live my faith

Throughout the years I've had many different opportunities to serve in my church. Most recently I had the chance this past year to be a member of the so-called "social committee" in my ward. Basically my job was to help come up with ideas for activities we could put on to help people in our ward get to know eachother better and to bring everyone together in a fun, uplifting manner. At the same time I had the opportunity to be a home teacher, where I would visit a few members of the ward every month and catch up with them, making sure that they were okay, helping them out if they had any issues in their lives at the time, and generally helping them to feel appreciated and a part of the group, as well as leaving a spiritual message with them. Other than service in the church I'd say that the biggest way I live my faith is by how I act on a daily basis. I try to do the best I can to act like our savior Jesus Christ would, serving others, being kind, and in general just being a good Christian person. Obviously the most apparent way I live my faith is by going to church each week to learn from the speakers and lessons and try to find new ways to apply what I learn to my life. I've found that if you are willing to try, you can learn something new every single week and have it change your life.