Hi I'm Dan
I'm a husband and father of three. Professionally I work as a programmer in a software company and in my spare time I volunteer often in various functions such as leading a group of cub scouts, assisting others in their employment needs or as executive secretary to our local bishop. I love sports with European soccer as my favorite and NBA basket ball as a close second.
Why I am a Mormon
First of all I truly believe that I have chosen exactly the path that our Savior and Redeemer wants all of us to follow by becoming a member of his church. It is the only church that can provide us with not just bits and pieces of His gospel but in fact the entire package, the whole truth with all the teachings and ordinances necessary to return to His presence in Heaven. Anyone can know the truth of any principle for themself similar to how I have come to this conclusion through a very simple process. 1. Study the principle 2. Think about it. (Does it make sense etc.) 3. Pray about it. Ask your Father in Heaven for his insights. 4. Listen to the answer from the Holy Ghost who WILL tell you the truth of ALL THINGS. The church and the Gospel was introduced to me primarily by my parents who had joined the church independently from each other years before they met. As it is for all kids, there comes a time in your life where you want to decide if the path of your parents is right or not for you. So it was for me and, though I never had much of a rebellious side, it was important for me to know for myself what I was committing to. I so appreciate that the above listed few steps have never failed me ever since I learned about them and put them into practice. Life doesn't become a walk in the breeze because of that, however it does provide a great sense of comfort, assurance and direction. I know that I have the tools at my hand to be the best that I can be.
What is hope and what do you hope for?
Hope is longing for something that you consider good and beneficial for yourselves and others. Hope is a very strong motivator that leads to action and ultimately success. It is what drives most people to learn more, to reach higher and to search deeper and more intensely. I hope more than anything else that I can provide what is needed for me and my family to lead good lives that will takes us back to our Father in Heaven and Eternal Life with Him.
How I live my faith
I love the many different opportunities that I get to use and develop my talents in various church responsibilities. Recently I have worked with a group of 9 year old boys as their bear cub scout leader. It has been such a great setting and program that allowed me to share some of my life experiences with young boys who with good direction will become great leaders and contributors to society. I have also enjoyed assisting new and old friends emprove their employment situation. My upbringing within this church has taught me to serve wherever and whenever I can. I learn so much when I'm helping others. In my opinion it is one of the most gratifying ways of life.