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Hi I'm Dalton John Harding

I am very blessed to be a Husband, Father, Grandfather and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a very traditional, small town, hard working, frugal, LDS home. Dad was a "old school" farmer with the simplest of machinery and a variety of crops and livestock. We had milkcows, chickens, and pigs. We grew sugar beets, wheat, barley, oats, and alfalfa. We hoed beets, hauled bales of hay by hand, moved the grain by shovel, and of course milked cows twice a day. It learned how to work hard, and be persistent. We ate simply and healthy. It gave me the right background to be a good athlete which became one of my joys in life. I played every sport that was available to me. The summer was spend working on the farm, but the winter, during school was the time to play volleyball, badminton and basketball. Volleyball became my sport and I went on to play at BYU where we placed 3rd in the nation and I was a Rookie All American and after returning from my Mission at University of Lethbridge. It was a lot of fun. Most young men in the LDS faith serve Missions when they turn 19. I had explored what the world had to offer attending church on Sunday but not living the Standards professed by a Latter Day Saint. The world held many enticing things that I had difficult resisting. However, I had some very special experiences where I knew that God knew who I was, that he loved me and that I needed to repent of the things I was doing. I decided to go on a mission to Florida and Alabama. I love the South. I am happily married with four children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the doctrine that the Church teaches. I believe that God spoke to a Young Man named Joseph Smith in 1830 and directed him to restore the Church of Jesus Christ back to the earth with the same organization and authority that existed during the Saviours Ministry. I believe that God knows and loves each of us and blesses us for the good that we do and that the desire to do good, comes from Christ, whether we recognize this or not. I believe that God is a God of mercy and justice, that we will be judged based upon the truth and knowledge that we understand and that this process will continue into the next life in the spirit world before the resurrection and final judgement. I am a Mormon because I believe there is truth, doctrine and principles taught in our faith that cannot be found anywhere else. We are a family focused religion. We believe that families are a central part of Gods plan and we will have an opportunity to renew our relationships in the next life. I believe that Families can be forever. This is an example of one of our doctrines. I can't believe that it could be any other way. Does it not feel like the next life should be a continuation of what we have learned in this life, and the relationships that we have developed and especially those relationships in a Marriage and family that are the most cherished. I feel very blessed to be a Mormon and to understand some of these truths and help me live a life that is rewarding and fulfilling.

How I live my faith

I have been involved in the Scouting program for many years and have lots of good memories helping boys enjoy nature, serving others and developing respect for women and girls. I have three daughters. They are strong determined girls that are now wonderful wives and mothers. My wife Sandra is a strong willed, faithful Mother. The most important thing in my life is my family. I have had a successful career as a Business Man and a Painting Contractor. But I measure the success in my life as a Husband, a Father and now a Grandfather. I know that all good comes from God. God is not a respector of persons or for that matter religions. As we strive to be an influence for good in this world we are rewarded ten fold. My parents and my wifes parents both went on Missions to India, Saskatchewan, Australia when they got older. I have had a goal for a number of years that I wanted to do the same. To take some time in my older years to give back. Sandra and I are going to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada this fall for one year. We are excited for the opportunity.