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Hi I'm Dallin

I'm an engineering student, a runner, and a traveler. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey, I'm Dallin! I a university student and I've always loved to learn how things work, solve problems, and make things happen. One of my favorite things is seeing a finished project that had some particular difficulty to overcome. I really enjoy long distance running along with swimming, both of which I did actively while in high school. When things get stressful, I like to read and often find myself sucked into the story of a book. One of my favorite things is spending time, adventuring, and laughing with my friends and family. I'm from the United States however I lived for three years in Curitiba, Brazil and two years in the southern half of Portugal and therefore speak Portuguese!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. Both of my parents are active members of the church and taught me the Gospel since before I can remember. I've grown up reading out of the Book of Mormon and the Bible and learning the teachings of Christ's Gospel. As I grew older I, like many others, began to question the existence of God. I sincerely believed and hoped it to be true, but I questioned it the same? I decided to pray and ask of God. To my surprised I didn't receive and answer; at least not the answer I expected. No pillar of light shown in my room and no heavenly being appeared to me. Rather I felt a comfort and peace that had been so common an occurrence in my spiritual upbringing that I did not understand or even notice its presence at the time, though surely I had received an answer. Through time, God patiently continued to answer my prayers as I read, pondered, and prayed attempting to distinguish the influence of the Holy Ghost (Moroni 10:4-5). Many times upon praying, asking if these teachings were true, I received the spiritual impression, "You already know." And I found that I did. I found that gradually, practically unnoticeable from minute to minute or day to day, my testimony had increased--not unlike the lightening of the sky at dawn. I know that the teachings of the Book of Mormon are true, that God does exist and does love me and everyone of His children. I also know the extent of the love He has for me in sending His perfect Son, Jesus Christ, to open the path by which I could return again to live in their presence.

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures and pray to my Heavenly Father everyday. In my ward I take the sacrament to those who cannot make it to church due to sickness or physical disability. I serve as a ward missionary and help teach others about the gospel and the plan of salvation. I always try to find ways to make other's loads easier and to serve others the best I can. I've found that service brings me and others happiness.

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

Missionaries may teach about many things, however their goal is to help you come to understand and follow Christ's teachings more fully. They teach about Christ's role in our lives, God's awesome plan which allows us to return to live with Him, and the steps we need to take to more fully receive God's help in our lives. Show more Show less