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Hi I'm Dallan

I'm a Mormon

About Me

Hi! I am a missionary whose biggest dream is achieving the goals I set for myself. I'm 19 years old, so I have a long way to go! My first and most prominent goal right now is completing a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I enjoy service, because I never come out of a service opportunity regretting what I did. My next goal is to enter college and earn an education. I say "earn" because I believe no solid education comes without a little hard work. I plan to major in biology, since the human body is my favorite thing to study. After I receive my degree, it's on to graduate school for me. Currently I'm looking at a career in medical research and/or post-secondary teaching. I can't wait to enter college, because that's where I learn best. As you can see, my expectations for myself are set high. Before my mission, I enjoyed listening to music, especially rock. I also liked watching anime (my favorite is D.Gray-man), reading, or simply chilling around at home. I always love to get along with people, and I see myself as a real friendly guy. I try to make people laugh, and puns are my favorite type of humor. But most of all, I love to live the gospel and spread a good influence to the world.

Why I am a Mormon

The doctrine of Jesus Christ is perfect. Since Christ meant for it to be incorruptible, there is no reason why there should be so many different churches and so many different interpretations of the Scriptures. We believe that Jesus Christ, through the prophet Joseph Smith, restored His true gospel on the earth after a period of time. I like the fact that there are Latter-Day prophets. God loves us, so He gives us revelation and guidance through servants of His choice. The organization of this church is set up the way Christ wants it to be, and He is our Leader. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches principles that bring us closer to Christ and shape us into who we ought to become. We are all sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, and we were sent here by Him to grow and learn and become like Him. I love learning more about Christ, the teachings of the prophets, and the scriptures. I am indebted to Christ, as is all mankind. He lived His life, and suffered and died, all so that we can become better. We show our appreciation for Christ's sacrifice by following His commandments. That's the least we can do. But Christ shows even more love and grace to us when He stands ready to bless us even further when we follow His commandments. The Church gives me hope that I can become the best person I can be, and I can return to live with my Father in Heaven once again.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite things to do is give meaningful service. As soon as I turned twelve, my dad would take me to help people from our church who were moving in or out. I felt great every time I did it, and I always look forward for more opportunities for that. I'm a pro at it now! I love the scripture given in the Book of Mormon "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God." I want to serve God for the rest of my life to show my appreciation for the love the Savior gives me. Since knowledge is so important to me, I love to study the doctrine of Christ. I recently graduated seminary, so I've greatly increased my amount of gospel knowledge. I love the Old Testament, especially how the Law of Moses is a type and shadow of Christ and His Atonement, and the symbolic nature of it. I love studying the prophecies of Isaiah, and the stories of people like Samuel, Gideon, Noah, and Moses. I also love the New Testament and the stories of Christ's life. He is the perfect example for everything we should strive to become. The Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants are also excellent books to learn fundamental principles from.