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Hi I'm Landon

I am from Springville, Utah, I am a dancer by profession, I am fascinated by the arts and cultures of the world, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born and raised in Utah! I have a cross-trained in dance for most of my life (jazz, contemporary, ballet, ballroom and hip hop). I am a college student at BYU studying Exercise Science, Family Studies and Spanish and am super blessed to be on scholarship dancing with the Ballroom Dance Company touring team. I love the outdoors and whole foods. I love athletics and art, so dance is the best mix for me! I like salty and sweet, so though it may not be the lowest on fat, peanut butter is the best ingredient on practically anything. ;)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a family of members of the Church, and I always knew that it was true. When I got older however, I had my doubts of whether Joseph Smith was a prophet and I heard things about him that sounded odd. I prayed and studied about those topics and prayed some more. I came to find many of the odd things about Joseph to be erroneous, and others, upon finding more information, actually strengthened my testimony that he was called of God. Then I noticed other things. When I read the Book of Mormon there was no denying that it was of God. As I put into practice all that I was taught in the church I was blessed and saw miracles. I notice how happy I am knowing that God has a plan for us and knowing what it is. Being a member of the church I have a sense of purpose--and a noble one at that. I also came to really appreciate the security of having a modern day prophet. It finally came down to a good few times when I prayed and asked for the confirmation from the Holy Ghost that it all was true. I got it! To this day I still find myself with questions searching for the answers in the same method of faithful prayer and study. I hope I continue to have questions so that I may grow in my faith and draw nearer to Christ. All the while nothing will shake my testimony that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that indeed it was translated by one who was His servant namely Joseph Smith Jr. and that the resurrected Christ is directing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today through a modern day prophet. All of that so that we can be happy and one day return to our Father in heaven.

How I live my faith

Living your faith is about what happens all 7 days of the week. It's in the small things. I strive to read the scriptures and pray everyday. This inspires me to be better and look for opportunities to serve, and it gives me the strength to withstand the daily temptations. The world can only offer us temporary pleasure. On the other hand God offers us eternal happiness. When I stick to my guns and remember who I am, a son of God who has taken the name of Christ upon himself to live a clean life and serve Him, I remember that nothing else is more important. I am so much happier when I do so. I think that in living my faith it is important to strive to maintain balance in all things. In my case, dance is something I try to keep moderated so that it doesn't interfere with my commitments to God. For example I feel better standing before God when I am modest in my dress and conduct which isn’t necessarily at the forefront of the dance world. Also, a while back I made the decision that in order to better follow the Savior I would not participate in dance competitions or performances that were held on the Sabbath day. In the church there is the opportunity to volunteer to fulfill callings (or assignments) in order to watch after the well being of the church's members. "Home-teaching" is where all men are assigned a group of members to look after and visit frequently (men and women, attending or not) from our congregation (called a "ward"). We are to do as Jesus Christ did, "love [our] neighbor" as ourselves: to be a friend and serve in temporal and spiritual things. The well being of each person is reported back to the Bishop monthly. Additionally in my newest calling as assistant ward clerk, I get to manage the membership records, statistics on attendance and finances of the ward's fun activities and humanitarian efforts. I love serving in the church because it really teaches you to forget yourself and do as Jesus said to Peter to "feed [His] sheep".