Hi I'm Danyelle
I Blog. I Create. I'm a Wife and Mother. And I'm a Mormon.
Creating and making my home a happy place is how I spend my days. I love learning and progressing, trying new things and perfecting my chocolate chip cookie recipe. I love my Savior and endeavor every day to be a little more like Him.
I was not raised in a religious home and neither of my parents attend church. When I was a small child my mother and father allowed me to attend various congregations. I would catch a bus to the baptist church, the local christian assembly and the catholic parish. None of these places felt right for me. I always had questions that would go unanswered and many times, when I attended these congregations, more questions formed. I didn't learn about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints until I was in high school. Many of my friends were Mormons and I was impressed by their example. They were happy, seemed to know who they were and appeared content. All things I had been striving towards since I was a little child. I'll never forget when I met with the missionaries. For the first time in my life, I was told that I was a Child of God. That I had a Father in Heaven that loved me, that knew me. I learned of the Prophet Joseph Smith and how he spent much of his childhood feeling the same way I had been feeling. He was searching for the truth and through the power of God, translated the Book of Mormon and restored Christ's church back to the earth. I learned that families can be together forever. A few short months after completing the missionary discussions, at the age of seventeen, I was baptized. So, why am I a Mormon? I am a Mormon because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Lord's church. I am a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. I am a Mormon because I believe Joseph Smith is a prophet. I am a Mormon because I know there is living prophet on the earth today. Finally, I am a Mormon because I spent the first part of my life searching for the truth. And I found it.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are given special opportunities to serve those within our congregation and our community. Currently, I am serving the young girls age 8-9 as the Activity Day Leader. Activity Day is a program where young girls gather twice a month to work on personal development and to form friendships. I teach the girls skills such as cooking + time management. We organize service projects like pulling weeds at a local elementary school. Recently, all of the girls and I created an original piece of art and hosted a "gallery night" for their families.