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Hi I'm Daniel

I'm an Air Force officer, a doctor, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm married to my wife of 8 years. We have two wonderful daughters and a spunky dog that we adopted. I'm a self proclaimed "geek", getting a degree in physics. I then joined the Air Force and went to medical school. Now, I'm a psychiatry resident who enjoys movies, cycling, hiking, camping and just relaxing in the hammock.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a mormon, but as with everyone, conversion is a personal process. When I was a teenager I was a fairly lost puppy. As I started realizing that my lifestyle was making me unhappy, I turned to the Book of Mormon to find comfort and answers to my question. As the years went by, the Spirit helped me come to know that the Book of Mormon truly is a revealed book of scripture. My knowledge of the Savior's love for me was increased and my willingness to follow him grew. Through the pitfalls of my life that I have experienced, the gospel of Jesus Christ has been an anchor to me, and he has helped me to get up and continue on. I have continued to follow his gospel, in some way, I guess, to thank him for his great mercy and love. I know that in this church you can feel his love for you.

How I live my faith

Before I moved, I enjoyed working with the Venture Scouting program. Now, I get to work with children teaching them the truths of the gospel. It's at times challenging to keep them interested, but I'm always amazed at how well they understand and they often teach me important things.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Mormons believe that grace is absolutely necessary to salvation. All people are imperfect, and I know for a fact that I'm imperfect. With the divine help, or grace, of a loving Savior we are saved. There is no other way. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Faith is believing in something that is true, even without tangible evidence of its truth. Faith is something we're all familiar with, but it's easier to apply to some things in life. At work, one does a job with the faith that at the end of the pay period they'll be compensated for their labors. In the gospel, we have faith in Jesus by demonstrating a willingness to follow him, with hope in the promises he has made. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Young men are encouraged to serve missions, as are young women, but the blessings of the gospel are not reserved for those who serve missions. That said, however, accepting a call to serve as a missionary is a singular opportunity in one's life to come to know the Savior through full time service. I'm glad I served as a missionary in Argentina, and plan to serve a mission again some day. Show more Show less