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Hi I'm Dayne

I'm an oral and maxillofacial surgical resident. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I doubt when my wife agreed to marry me that she expected that the next 12 years of our lives would be spent in school and residency training pursuing my dream of becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Ever supporting me, as one block of schooling was completed we would pack up our little family and move to the next training center (never located in the same state). I am the father of three wonderful children. Our oldest child is an inspiration to us all as she courageously battles cystic fibrosis. We have made it a priority, as a family, to be together with her during her daily treatments. Many laughs and memories have been made during these times. We adopted our next two children. We cannot imagine our lives without them. They have made our family whole. I love spending time with my family, and being outdoors. I love learning about different cultures and hope to someday travel and personally acquaint myself with many of these cultures.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because through the teachings of the church I find hope and internal peace. I have learned that families can be together forever. That death does not end our journey, or our relationships with our loved ones. I am so grateful that the church taught me this simple truth. It speaks joy unto my soul. I am so grateful to have been taught of Jesus Christ's great love for me and you. So great was his love for each of us that he gave his life as a sacrifice for our sins and shortcomings. To know that Jesus Christ has paved a road and prepared a path for me to return to God brings me peace. Knowing that you are never too far gone or that it is never too late to come unto Christ brings me happiness. I have often been asked by my friends if it is difficult to live my life as a Mormon. They will speak of certain commandments that we follow and state that they can't imagine living life as such. My response is always the same. I tell them that if they could feel the peace and happiness I feel while living those "difficult" commandments that they would then understand. I love being a Mormon, and I love what is required of us. The blessings that come with obedience to all of Gods commandments bring great happiness.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon to me is much more than just a Sunday thing. I serve in the missionary department in my ward. Every Thursday night I spend the evening in a white shirt and tie sometimes in scrubs if I come directly from work teaching and knocking on doors with the missionaries. I find great joy in meeting new families that are learning about the church. My belief in the church and its teachings is strengthened by those whom we teach. The church also teaches families to set aside Monday evening as a family night. In our family we look forward to Monday nights. We start our night with a church song and a prayer. We then have a brief lesson about a gospel topic like faith or repentance. Following the lesson we will then have a family activity planed. Our activities vary. Sometimes we will play games, or make a favorite treat together in the kitchen. To tell you the truth what we do doesn't really matter, it just matters that we do it together. Our relationships are strengthened and our love for one another grows deeper. An important part of living my faith is participating in service oriented activities. I love to take my family to the church on Saturday mornings when a well organized service project is planned. Our children have learned several valuable lessons while participating in service. There are certain life lessons that can only be gained after a kind act has been administered to someone in need.