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Hi I'm Dallyn

I grew up in the United States of America. I leave on a mission to Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina this September. I'm a mormon

About Me

I am a Young Man preparing to serve a mission in Argentina. I have had the opportunity to travel to many different places including France. I have grown up around many of my relatives helping me develop a close bond with my family. I was born into the LDS church, but I have grown to understand it and love it as I have grown older.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was already a part of the church, this allowed me to grow up in the church and gain a testimony from a young age. As I have grown and matured I have learned more about the gospel and I have been able to add to my testimony. My testimony is a part of me, it was with me as a child and it is still with me now, but as I grew up and matured, so did my testimony. My life in the gospel has not had any defining moment where I suddenly knew the church was true. It was much more like a tree where it starts out young and grows. Looking back at my life I notice differences in my testimony at different times of life, but it is difficult to notice any time it changed drastically, just as it is hard to notice any drastic change of a tree over a small period of time. The key to my testimony was time. My life is a testament of Alma 37:6 where it says that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass. It is the small things in my life that have got me where I am today, a young man ready to serve a mission. It is the small and simple things that have made me not only be a Mormon, but have helped me to live the life of a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As a priest I have been blessed with the ability to bless the sacrament in sacrament meeting. This is a duty I hold close to my heart and because of that I bless the sacrament every week I can. I also have been able to talk to others in my ward and also in others. In doing so I have been able to grow to love the people of the church, but I have also grown to understand the backgrounds of others. I live in an area where plenty of people are members of the Church but there are many others who are not. because of this diversity I have learned how to be understanding about others' thoughts and feelings.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Dallyn
Just as the Israelites did not worship Moses after being led out of Egypt, we do not worship Joseph Smith. We recognize the importance of his role in the restoration and we celebrate it, but we do not worship it. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Dallyn
As members of the church we believe that it is necessary to be baptized to be fully forgiven and be fully cleansed. We also believe that we must be pure to dwell with our Heavenly Father in heaven. As many were not baptized by the proper authority here on earth and are unable to in heaven, as they lack a physical body, we are baptized in the temple in the place of those who have passed away before us. We believe that if someone is baptized in place of a spirit of a deceased person, the spirit of the deceased person can choose to accept the baptism or not. By being baptized in their place we are not forcing the baptism, the spirit of the deceased still has a choice, and choices are a core to what we as members of the church believe. Show more Show less