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Hi I'm Dannielle

I'm a teacher, traveler, and taco connoisseur. I love life and being a Mormon!

About Me

I'm the oldest of 5 kids-2 girls 3 boys. My parents are both from Idaho. We have moved around a few times in my life, from California to Texas to Qatar to the United Arab Emirates. Yes, you read that right. The Middle East. And it's amazing. It's home for me. I'm in my last year of college at Brigham Young University, I'm studying Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. Eventually I would like to work more with Hispanic children and families. Being the big sister, I love kids, and ever since middle school I have studied Spanish- I got hooked and never could quit. I've visited 5 of the continents, and I've lived in 3 of them. It's really hard to pick a favorite place. They are all amazing. I served a mission for the church in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I just recently returned, and it was such a wonderful experience. It's kind of an indescribable experience. I loved everything about it. I'm pretty shy, but once you get to know me I can be a loudmouth. I love laughing, movies, traveling, concerts, playing the piano and singing, good food, and just having fun. And the gospel of Jesus Christ is the best thing I have in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon home. My parents were married and sealed in the Boise, Idaho temple. Some of my ancestors walked across the plains on the Mormon trail. But, just because I was born into the church doesn't mean that I wasn't converted to it. I was able to recognize the spirit and the truth of the gospel from a young age. I don't ever remember not having a testimony of the gospel. I remember the first time I finished reading the Book of Mormon cover to cover. I was so excited! I think I ran around our house and did a lot of jumping up and down. The sprit had witnessed to me the truth of that book. My testimony has grown a lot since then. I have learned that being close to the spirit and aligning my will to God's is invaluable. I wouldn't be the same person without the gospel. I know that my family will be together forever. I know that we have prophets today who preach the word of God- they communicate with Him and say what He wants them to say.

How I live my faith

It's a daily effort, and it's definitely not easy. But it's all based on my belief that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. I try to serve others daily, just as Jesus did, and to live in a way that people will recognize that I have the truth in my life. That involves being a good example and having high moral standards, and not being afraid to share about my beliefs with anyone. It's a way of life that has brought me so much happiness and peace, and I know it is the same for all that try to live this faith.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is simply your beliefs in the gospel. You gain a testimony through the witness of the Holy Ghost. A foundation of a testimony is a belief that Heavenly Father lives and loves us, and that he sent His son, Jesus Christ, the Savior, to atone for us. Also, it means that we believe that Joseph Smith restored the church to the earth today, and that we have a prophet of God to lead and guide us today.It is to believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church on earth- the church of Christ. Show more Show less