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Hi I'm Dale Getz

I was raised in eastern Montana where there is lots of space. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

While growing up in eastern Montana, I, along with my brothers, hiked and ran through the "Badlands" of Makoshika State Park. These youthful running adventures helped form an exploratory awe for nature and God's creations. For most of my life, I have been traveling and exploring throughout the United States and world.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in Jesus Christ and His teachings. I have come to understand that His doctrine provide peace and hope. I also believe that the fulness of His doctrine can be found within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My study and practice of what Jesus taught have helped me and my family through many of life's challenges; I have learned through prayer and meditation that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and who sent His Son to not only teach us how to live but also to make an atonement for all of His children. Through this same process of study and prayer, I have learned, by the whisperings of the Holy Ghost, that God has chosen prophets who have communed with Him. One of these prophets is Joseph Smith who helped in restoring the fullness of Christ's teachings; this restoration included the publication of the Book of Mormon, an ancient record of the early inhabitants of the Americas, which was translated by Joseph Smith. I have read this record many times and know of it's divinity as well as the prophetic calling by God of Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

Part of my youthful years was spent in learning how to be of service to others. This included involvement in the Boys Scouts organization as well as in my Church; these opportunities formed a foundation of service which I have tried to maintain throughout my life. I have served as a member of a local school board, within community service organizations and as a member of my Church. I served many years in leadership within the Church; my most memorable and enjoyable service has been when I could work with individuals, who like myself, were working through life's challenges. But by far the most rewarding service opportunities have been within my own family. My wife and I have raised five children -- serving them has been exciting but also exhausting at times. We now have 14 grandchildren where we are learning to serve at a different level.