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Hi I'm Elder DaKota Aitken

Called to serve the Lord in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission. July 2015-2017. Grew up in Utah & Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I play all sorts of sports. In high school I played baseball, basketball, and football. I love anything outdoors whether it be camping, fishing, hunting, or riding dirt bikes. I grew up in Utah until I was 16 when I moved to the Boise Idaho area. I love watching movies and going on adventures with my friends. I have two sisters and one brother; we are all adopted. I cherish my relationship with my adopted and biological family. I love them and am eternally grateful for Heavenly Father's plan that I can be with them for eternity after this life.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this gospel and the joy and happiness it brings to me when I obey God's commandments. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and will do anything and everything it takes to get back to Him and our Father in Heaven someday and to live with my family for all eternity.

How I live my faith

Because I have been given much I too must give. While I was growing up I was always taught to serve a mission. When the time came I was more than willing. Stoked to be exact! I got my call to the greatest mission out there (Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission). I have loved every second of it. I meet amazing people everyday and am doing my best to bring them closer to Christ through His Atonement and restored gospel.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Elder DaKota Aitken
The Book of Mormon is an ancient sacred record of the inhabitants on the American continent. Like the Bible, it testifies of Jesus Christ as Savior and Redeemer of the world. Over thousands of years the Bible has been translated many times. During that, things have been mistranslated or lost but God still wants us to know those things so that we can get back to Him and live with our families forever! So He brought forth the Book of Mormon which contains the fullness of the gospel. Together, the Book of Mormon and the Bible give us everything that we need to know and do to make it back to Him and become like Him. Joseph Smith was shown by an angel (Angel Moroni) where the golden plates were. Moroni was the last prophet to write in the plates before he hid them in the ground to keep safe. When the time was right, God sent Moroni to get the plates and through the power of God he translated them into what is today the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Elder DaKota Aitken
Missionaries do what they can to strengthen the faith of those they meet in their Savior Jesus Christ. They teach of His restored gospel on the earth today, Heavenly Father's great plan of salvation for all of his children, and the importance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our daily lives. All of which is centered on the atonement performed by our Savior to strenthen, uplift, forgive, comfort, and guide us in paths of righteousness to lead us back to live with our families forever. Show more Show less