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Hi I'm Dylan

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I really love anything to do with the arts, whether the beauty is visual or aural. As time progresses I usually find my self drifting into different areas of the visual arts, but right now I've landed on painting. I have to say that I love music the most though. I play the violin and piano proficiently and I can pick out some tunes on most other string instruments. I did a year of college studying the violin so far and now I'm postponing my music and education to serve a two year mission. I would really love to be a composer there's nothing quite like composing on an instrument. Eventually, I hope that a career in composition will lead me to scoring films. That's the dream anyway. Another thing that I love is to travel. At this point the farthest I've been from home is to Mexico. I love to travel along the west coast. If I could I would live there and take up surfing or something.

Why I am a Mormon

I wouldn't say that I'm exactly a convert, but my immediate family was definitely converted. When my parents got married my dad was inactive and my mom was not a member. About a year or so after my birth, my parents became divorced and my mom began to take care of me. About a year and a half after the divorce I got a little brother, whose dad died before he was even born. For a couple years my mom managed to take care of us two. Looking back, I could see that life for her had been pretty hard. We were always in and out of apartments and my grandma's house. Nobody on my mothers side of the family was religious at all, so everyone pretty much did their own thing and became very spread apart. When I was four years old, my mom began to date my step father, who was also divorced with two kids and was an inactive member. His dad invited them over for dinner and they had invited the missionaries as well. They began taking the lessons and by the time I was 5 or 6 they were married in the temple. I was baptized at the age of 8 just as all of the other kids. At that time I had developed a strong belief in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that my savior Jesus Christ lives and that he atoned for my sins and died for me. I know that this church was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and that it is the most true of any church in existence today. The book of Mormon and the Bible are truly the word of God. I have prayed and asked God myself if the scriptures were true and the answer is yes. Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of the Lord and he speaks the word of the Lord. On many occasions I have felt that my soul and my very life have been saved through this gospel. I don't know what I would be doing now if I didn't have the gospel, but I truly know that I would not be happy. There are many great opportunities I have had in my life, even music related, that can all be attributed to being a member of this great church. I can't wait to serve my mission

How I live my faith

Right now, I am on a mission in the MTC with only three weeks until I get to Germany. I love to attend the temple with my family and I would hope to get the opportunity to go as often as possible on my mission. Part of being a missionary is to help others every day. I am always looking for opportunities to serve others and to make their days seem a little brighter. Although I am quite the introvert, I have very much enjoyed my home teaching thus far. I am a bit shy at times, but I really do love others. I love the life as a missionary, it really is hard work but it is a joyful work.