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Hi I'm Daniel

I'm a Native Texan. I studied math in college and I've worked many different jobs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy learning about almost anything. I frequently seem to be thinking about the deeper meanings and symbols (thanks in part to a great teacher) that are all around us. I love to contemplate and discuss eternal truths. I like technical things. I play piano a little. Like to play disc golf (or other sports) when I get the chance. I am extremely analytical. The biggest blessings I have been given on this beautiful earth (after my Mom & Dad) are my wife and my two daughters.

Why I am a Mormon

I first decided to be baptised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after a few very powerful experiences. The first was when I was taught about Joseph Smith. Something told me he was an honest man. I was truly excited as I learned about new communications (revelations) between God and man in more recent times than the New Testament. It affirmed in my soul that God still loves us in these times and he is still interested in us and has things to tell us! At that early point, I don't think I was ready to join a church. As I read The Book of Mormon, though, I received a more lasting witness of God's hand in this restored Gospel. Reading and feeling the powerful influence of the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) testifying to me that it was true was the most important reason that I joined this religion. It is difficult to describe the experience of the Holy Ghost, but I can at least say that it feels like a calm, yet powerful, assurance of truth; a feeling of love for everyone; an element of enlightenment, as in I am being taught something by a higher power; and a testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ. The good thing is that I don't need to communicate that feeling to anyone because the Holy Spirit will accomplish that with anyone and everyone who humbly seeks the truth. No one must trust on the testimony of another. In fact, we all have a responsibility to gain a testimony, and that comes straight from God. The Savior taught: "Seek, and ye shall find." One of things we can find is truth about God's will for us and his plan for our salvation. What keeps me in my faith is the positive nourishment I get from living the Gospel. Keeping the commandments, going to church regularly, and following the counsel of prophets and other inspired leaders gives me joy and fulfillment. Simply put, I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and further that the Church is led by men inspired of God. I have made covenants, or promises, with God and I intend to keep those covenants.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always striving to keep the commandments and improve myself, including avoiding the wrong things, and pushing myself to do the right things. On a weekly basis, I renew my committments at Church. In all the places I have lived, the local congregation has always been an assortment of men and women, boys and girls of different personalities, interests, and ages. This is the body of Christ. When people unite behind a common standard, and reach out to each other, everyone's needs can be met. There are many jobs in the church, and I have been asked and accepted the call to do such things as teach, keep records, plan and organize activities and service projects, assist leaders, and help others when they have a difficult task or cannot help themselves. I have also been the grateful recipient of the service of others. The counsel of an inspired leader and the sincere feeling of brotherhood are two things that are of inestimable worth.