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Hi I'm Dallin

I grew up all over the United States, with my Dad being in the military. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Dallin Snell. I was born in Oklahoma in 1994. My dad is in the United States military and as a part of his job our family moves around the U.S. somewhat frequently. I love to exercise—martial arts, running, weightlifting, swimming, you name it. I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my whole life. The Church has been a large part of my life. Ever since I was a young, I would attend Church activities and, as a result, I learned a lot about the gospel. When I was 11, I had an arterial venous malformation in my brain. An AVM is when an artery goes straight to a vein without splitting into capillaries—smaller blood vessels that distribute blood to the tissues. This puts the veins under incredible pressure—pressure they weren't built to handle. The cluster of veins that were malformed burst, causing internal bleeding. Surgery was needed. After a lot of prayer, we decided that we would go ahead with the surgery. I received a Priesthood blessing of healing from my dad before the surgery. I survived the surgery with no long-lasting effects. Because of prayer, faith, and the Priesthood, I was able to survive. Because of this experience, I now have a stronger testimony of what the gospel can do in our individual lives. At age 18, I chose to serve a mission—a period of two years where all I do is preach the gospel. My name is Elder Snell, I'm a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

After Christ was crucified, His apostles were eventually killed as well. That Priesthood authority that He had restored to the earth was once again lost. For centuries, people lived in spiritual darkness—a condition known as an apostasy—because they didn't have the gospel of Jesus Christ. But, because God is our loving Heavenly Father, He restored Christ's original church back to the earth in 1820. Through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Priesthood was restored through three of Christ's original apostles—Peter, James, and John. This Priesthood authority gave Joseph—and those whom the authority would be conferred upon as well—the ability to perform ordinances such as baptism, confirmation, and the blessing of the sacrament. These ordinances—or acts—are essential for our salvation. I'm a Mormon because the true gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored—with everything that was in the original Church. I know it and I bear testimony of it.

How I live my faith

When I was younger, I decided that when I could, I'd serve a mission. That I would give up two years of my life to bring the gospel to others. When I turned eighteen, I was able to take that chance. Right now, I'm serving in the Montana Billings Mission in the United States. It's been amazing to be out on a mission; to eat, sleep, and live the gospel every single day is such an incredible opportunity. One of my greatest joys is to see someone who has become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ want to come closer to Him by being baptized by the proper Priesthood authority of God.