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Hi I'm Dallin

I like to slap the bass guitar! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I’ve never really considered myself an especially talented athlete, I’ve jumped from sport to sport throughout my life. In the past five years, I’ve been a part of swimming, wrastling (with an “A”), and tennis teams—not so much to find my Olympic sport, but to stay active and make some good friends. I’ve also never considered myself an especially talented musician; however, I have spent a good amount of time playing the bass guitar! Sometime around my first year of middle school, a good friend of mine invited me to join her band! Initially I plunked out melodies on the keyboard, but before long our bassist quit the band. In that perilous moment I agreed to learn to play the bass! For the next couple years I practiced with the band as a bassist until my family moved from Colorado to Missouri. Playing with the band gave me the initial desire to learn to play the bass, and in Missouri I pursued that desire. I found a teacher, took lessons, and eventually joined the high school jazz band for the last three years of public schooling. I’m no prodigy at the instrument, but I know enough to have fun. I can enjoy playing just about any style of music, but I prefer to slap to funky rhythms!

Why I am a Mormon

I love the Bible! I know that the Old Testament and New Testament are true records. They describe real events and real people! The New Testament is an ancient record that testifies to all of us that Christ lives! Similarly, the Book of Mormon also provides a record of ancient people who endured difficult challenges and believed in Christ. I love the Book of Mormon! That record has been preserved to strengthen our understanding of and faith in Christ. It provides another witness that Christ is our Savior. These three testaments -- the Old Testament, New Testament, and the Book of Mormon -- have influenced me to be a member of the Mormon church. Many people, as I, accept the Bible to be the word of God, but few recognize the Book of Mormon as an inspired book. It’s true though! I’ll read powerful parts of these records and get feelings of peace, satisfaction, and joy! It’s kind of funny sounding, but really these feelings are something personal and sacred to me. In fact, the only reason I share them is to help others understand why I’m so passionate about the gospel. There’s a scripture in the eighth chapter of Romans that says, “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” I believe that the “Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit” with all truth. I’ve always felt that my own personal and sacred feelings, the feelings that come when I read the scriptures, are a confirmation from the Spirit that I’m reading inspired messages. This is what gives me the confidence to move forward, and help me feel that I am following Christ.

How I live my faith

Above all else, I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Both of my parents are Mormons, and I’ve grown up LDS my entire life! While I grew up, I didn’t think much about my religion. Reading scriptures, going to church, and praying were all sorts of things that I just did with my family; however, as I began doing these “mormony” things for my own sake—like reading the Book of Mormon because I wanted to know if what it was true, and going to church because I wanted to learn something—my faith in and passion for the gospel slowly grew, and continues to grow! There was never one gleaming moment in my life when an angel appeared before me and with thunder and lightning said, “This is the truth!” Rather, my personal devotion to my beliefs has accumulated over time.

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