A list of 10 ideas young men and women currently preparing to serve missions can focus on. Dustin wrote this list while he was serving as a full-time missionary himself in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He rediscovered this list in fall 2017 while sorting through and digitizing personal papers from his mission. Continue reading 10 ideas to prepare to serve a mission
A talk Dustin gave in the sacrament meeting of the Pineville Ward, Charlotte North Carolina South Stake, Sunday, 23 July 2000. Continue reading Preparing for a mission
I returned home from my service as a full-time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ten years ago today. Here I reflect on what those two years of my life mean to me—and remember that my real mission has only just begun. Continue reading True to the faith
My experience in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission was not only a time to teach but also a time to learn—to learn for myself the truth of this work and the blessing I have to be a part of it. Continue reading Do we realize what we have?
It was one of those thankfully rare moments that engrain in the minds of those who experience them the memory of the exact place and time they heard the news.
Dustin remembers where he was on September 11, 2001. Continue reading Where we were: Dustin
I thought it was a silly question. But the Spirit had something very profound to teach me. Continue reading Hearing with our ears—and our hearts
Those who receive calls to serve as full-time missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are asked to “send [their] written acceptance promptly, endorsed by [their] bishop.” A form is enclosed with the mission call that provides space for them to do so. This is Dustin’s completed Missionary Call Acceptance form, signed by his bishop. Harry E. Mahler of the Pineville Ward, Charlotte North Carolina South Stake. Continue reading Dustin’s Missionary Call Acceptance
A journal entry from the month I received my mission call reveals the mixed emotions of that day—and the Spirit’s confirmation that I was going where the Lord wanted me to go. Continue reading Receiving the call
The letter Dustin received calling him to serve as a full-time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission. The letter is dated 31 October 2000 and is signed by then–church president Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008). Continue reading Dustin’s mission call