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Hi I'm Dion

I live in Utah. I love games, building, designing, and creating. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'd say my mind works differently than most peoples'. I've always loved numbers, puzzles, out-of-the-box solutions, and most of all games. Games are my favorite pass-time and I love all kinds: card, board and tabletop, role-play, and video games. One reason I love games is because many leave room for players to design new rules, characters, mechanics, and objectives to allow for creative new ways to have fun. They are also an excellent way to get to know people whether they play aggressively or more passive, super serious or as a troll, highly skilled or simple and straightforward. Creating and designing characters, stories, abilities, mechanics, and worlds is something I love to do with in my free time and with friends. As a nerd I tend to enjoy nerdy things (in case you haven't already figured that out yet) like superheroes, learning, movies, and just a good story. Another passion of mine is music. I have sung in choirs all throughout middle and high school, some of which earned top awards at music festivals. My love of games, creation, and logic led me to college where I studied computer programming for a year. Currently I am preparing to serve as a missionary for The Church.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the Gospel because it has given me personal relationship with my Father in Heaven. I was blessed to be born into the Church and to have loving parents who taught me the Gospel from a young age. They gave me a strong foundation that has kept me safe from many of the troubles of the world. Even when the world came crashing in, I was able to push through and overcome many spiritual dangers. I used to have an addiction that had consumed me for several years and kept me from fully enjoying my life. It was a trial that I had fought against every day, but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't break free. It was only when I turned my life over to the Lord and accepted his healing and redeeming Atonement that I became strong enough to leave the addiction behind. Through Him I have grown more than I could have on my own and I have overcome trials and challenges that I myself was too weak to. The Lord has blessed me in ways I could not have imagined. Having His spirit with me has been perhaps the greatest blessing of all. It has brought me peace, guidance, hope, strength, healing, love, and light. I know that this life is difficult and many unexpected challenges will arise, but through the Lord we can make it through. I am a Mormon because when the Lord is on your side, and you are on the side of the Lord, everything will work out for the best. I trust in Him and I know that He will bless my life for the best.

How I live my faith

As someone who has been a prospective missionary for over 2 years, I have had a long time to serve the various wards I have lived in. I was the ward music director in my most recent calling. On Sundays, I would conduct the music for the congregation, and I was also given the responsibility to start and conduct a ward choir. I was blessed to be able to use my love of music to lead a choir and invite the spirit through music. My main calling has usually been as a teacher in the Gospel Principles class. This class is designed to teach all the basic principles and beliefs of the Gospel to new members. As a teacher, it prepared me to teach the Gospel to members and investigators alike as a missionary in the field. I plan to serve as a missionary which means I will leave my home and family for two years to teach the Gospel to the people of the world. Currently I have been called to serve in my home state of Utah, but I could be transferred anywhere in the world. Being a member isn't easy because a lot is asked of you including high moral standards, service and callings, tithing, and many other sacrifices. It isn't easy, but I wouldn't trade my religion for anything in the world because the blessings I receive far outweigh the sacrifices I make. The Lord seeks to stretch us and grow us into far more than we could have imagined on our own. I keep this in mind whenever I am given a new calling or an opportunity to serve because I know that Heavenly Father wants to challenge me for my own benefit.