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Hi I'm Dean K. Nelson

I grew up in a rural community, and work in the almond industry. I love to travel, time with family, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my sweetheart for 36 years and blessed with 4 children and 7 (soon to be 9) grandchildren. We love the outdoors in any activity especially riding quads and spending time at the beach with our family. We are empty nester's love to travel and meeting people of other cultures and beliefs. We have found the world is full of An abundance of people who have good hearts and are now new friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon and like many adolescents, went to church because my parents wanted tme to. Then as a teenager I came to that point in my life where I had to know what I believed for myself. Through reading and studying the scriptures, that led to spiritual promptings, I came to understand my purpose here on earth. I came to know for myself that God is real and aware of me. I have also come to know of God's boundless love through the simplest and yet most powerful way possible...through kneeling in prayer and opening my heart to Him. It hasn't mattered where I was... or the circumstance I found myself in..when I would turn to him in prayer, I would always feel of his love for me. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ the purpose and direction of my life, especially in times of trial, has been made clear to me. I have come to realize more deeply that when I trust in him and follow His plan for me, and put my trust in his wisdom instead of my own, I am able to find increased peace, joy and freedom. Going through life alone...and facing life's challenges alone...or turning to Him is a daily choice that we each make...whether we realize it or not..we make that choice.

How I live my faith

I was taught at a young age to have faith in God and have had several experiences that have confirmed His love for me. Through various trials and struggles in my life, I have felt his comfort. I have found that as I strive to follow him, I am been blessed by the peace that only He can provide. When I try to follow His example and reach out in kindness to those around me (especially in day to day small things) I see the world much differently.