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Hi I'm Dan

I have a beautiful wife and four wonderful kids. I'm a member of the media. I love living in the desert. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up, I was a city kid and a small town "hick". I moved all over the U.S. and attended 11 schools from Kindergarten through high school. After I served a mission for the church in Peru, I returned home and married the love of my life. We have four beautiful kids. As a member of the media, I try to keep my public image consistent with the values that I try to live privately as well. In my spare time I love to play basketball and tennis and I love to watch movies.

Why I am a Mormon

Back in 1970, my grandparents decided to become members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They had known Mormons for years and finally decided to see what all the fuss was about. My dad was 15 years old at the time so he and his older sister also decided to be baptized as well. For this reason, my brother, sister, and myself were all born into the church. There was no soul-searching necessary from the beginning for us to decide to be baptized when we were eight years old but from that point on, I have made the conscious decision time and time again to stay true to my faith. I believe that Joseph Smith was telling the truth when he described his vision. I believe the Book of Mormon is an ancient and inspired record which contains God's word and helps support and clarify the Bible. I believe the faithful saints and pioneers who came before me, including members of my family, were persecuted, shunned, and bled and died because of something real and important. I don't blindly follow what my church teaches but I follow the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because my eyes have been opened to the truth of their words. Jesus Christ guides and directs his work on the earth today as he did during his mortal time here.

How I live my faith

The best thing about the church that can be measured in a practical sense is that we all try to help each other to live better lives. As an active member of the LDS Church, there is no sitting on the sidelines. I have served in a number of roles within the church from teaching two dozen high school students about the New Testament at 6:30 am to taking care of babies and toddlers in the nursery during church services. Everyone accepts a responsibility so that the load can be lifted and become lighter for everyone else. We work as janitors to clean our church buildings on the weekends and we use the facilities for recreational activities. By attending a congregation that stems from the people within the surrounding neighborhoods, we create an atmosphere of community and welcome all, even those of other faiths, to worship with us.