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Hi I'm Dallin

I am a dance coach. I am going to serve the people of India for two years. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from the home of Napoleon Dynamite. I am a die-hard ballroom dancer and coach. I love to play racquetball. My passion is running; I'm a previous cross country runner. When I return from India I want to go to college for a degree in Business and/or Marketing, and from there go to law school. My dream job is to be a college professor of law, but I'm going to start out (hopefully) in corporate law.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a knowledge that our Heavenly Father, our God, loves me. He loves you. He does not love you less than me. And even so He loves us individually. He loves us personally. I didn't always know that. I was born to wonderful parents who were already members. Even so, I never knew how much being a 'Mormon' meant to me until I left for my missionary service for the church. There I learned how we teach those interested in the church and those searching for truth. And so I started teaching myself. I began with the motto that, "I would be my first investigator; my first convert". And I was. I started out small. I read the Book of Mormon, the most true of any book on earth, and just sought the peace that the missionaries promised. I began to pray for the same reasons. And a miracle happened. I felt that peace. I felt no longer alone. I knew from that day, to today, to tomorrow, and forever, that God lives and loves us. He does. He will never deny us any such revelation --- should we have the faith to ask. I testify that this is true, and produced of my own will and choice, and do so in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am a firm believer in service. I love to listen to people and help where I can. I am a firm believer in the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus Christ lives. I will tell anyone who challenges or asks me about Him that he does live. I know He and our Father in Heaven are separate beings of one purpose and, as a member and missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I hope that I can help that purpose be brought forth into the midst of the world.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Dallin
The answers for this question are endless. And for a purpose. God is infinite, all knowing, and all-powerful. Jesus Christ, His literal Son was sent to perform what we could not. His Atonement is necessary because we are all sinful beings. It is an all-reaching and never-ending gift, from Jesus Christ, given to each of us out of His godly love for all of us. The gospel, which means "good news", the message that Latter-Day Saint missionaries teach, is that Christ atoned for our sins. He lived a perfect life; not painless, not without problems and delay (see The Book of Mormon, Alma 7:11). He suffered all the pains of mortality, and then he went forth and performed the Atonement, suffered, and eventually left this life on the cross. The Atonement provided us two things: the surety of overcoming physical death, and the knowledge and ability to overcome spiritual death. We will all be raised up back to our bodies, even as He was after 3 days, to never die again. He also gave us the power to repent (change our ways) and allow us to live forever, never to fear the pains of this mortal existence. I know it is true. Like everyone that has ever lived, I need the Atonement. You need the Atonement. It is part of living here in this life. I love the Atonement. Through faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring, striving to follow Christ our entire lives, we can change and be made alive in Christ and know that we are the Children of God. Show more Show less