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Hi I'm Dean

I grew up in L.A, moved to Ririe Idaho. I'm a convert to the LDS church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to college, however I'm taking time off to serve a mission. My hobbies tend to be hard work and physical activities. I had several knee surgeries so my college sporting possibilities are over, yet I still think I can keep up with the other guys. My interests are the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I'm a huge believer in righteous and big families. I love everyone, especially my church leaders.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young, football came first and church came second. In big cities religion is somewhat a thing of the past, so I never learned much about it. Then I moved to Idaho where church is much more important to the people. I began to rise as a football star, until during the first game of my senior football career I blew my left knee out. Most of the tendons and cartilage was gone, and my hopes for playing college football were gone. My future had been wiped away by a surprising accident. I was alone, unable to walk, going to physical therapy every day wondering what to do with my life. Then a close friend of mine came to me, shared with me what seemed to be the most important thing in my life, something she can not live without: The Book of Mormon, and the entirety of the Gospel of JEsus Christ. It was as though at that moment I was suddenly ready to open my eyes and learn with real intent. It was as though my spirit was looking for something greater. As I read, my faith grew. I read with desire, I read because I wanted to know the truth. All of the answers of the Book of Mormon were given to me through faith, prayer, and scripture study. I then moved on campus to a college near my town, where I saw a man reading the Book of Mormon alone. I asked if I could read with him. He then asked "Are you a Mormon?" I said "No, but I would like to be, can you teach me?" I was then Introduced to two amazing Missionaries for the LDS church who taught me, and when I was ready, helped baptize me. One simple act of love from a friend has blossomed into friendships and amazing like experiences. I have learned SO much, and will continue to learn as I progress in the church and in my life. I have come to know Jesus Christ better than I ever thought possible. I have grown and unwavering amount of love for Him, and our Heavenly Father. I love them, and I love you. Please, take the advantage to talk with Missionaries. They are here to HELP.

How I live my faith

I'm a Ward Missionary and I help my ward come in contact with members and investigators that have shied away from the church. I openly and gladly home teach other members who are in need of advice and other resources that I have. I'm a big fan to participating in the community and in the college arena.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

This is a common misconception of people who have heard about the church. Polygamy is NOT taught or practiced but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are people around the world who do practice this, however you can not over generalize them based on a certain aspect of their life. I'm white, and I play football, that doesn't mean all white people play football. Show more Show less