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Hi I'm Dan

I'm a Mormon. I am from Idaho. I live in Utah. I am married to a wonderful wife. We are the parents of eight children.

About Me

I was born and raised on a farm in Idaho. Because of this, I learned many valuable life lessons. Oh the stories I could tell... I was raised near both grandparents and many family members. Mostly, I am blessed to have parents that taught, cared for, and love me. I served as a missionary in Spain. I attended college at Brigham Young University. I met and then married the love of my life just after my freshman year in college. I was blessed to add my wife's parents to my life. We were blessed with two children while we were still in school. Eight months after graduation, I received a job offer and moved my family to California. We added our third child there. After nearly two years there, I received a job offer in Utah and moved back. We added our fourth through eighth children here in Utah. I would say my number one hobby now is my family. I really enjoy sports - any sports. I played football and tennis in high school. I have helped teach and coach youth tennis over the years. I also enjoy making things and writing.

Why I am a Mormon

There are two reasons I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or Mormon. First, I was born into a wonderful family that have been Mormons for generations. My ancestors embraced the teachings of the truth and made great sacrifices to join the Church for which I am always grateful. Secondly, although I was raised as a Mormon, I needed to become converted for myself. I spend much time studying Jesus Christ and His teachings. I then took my questions to Heavenly Father in prayer received my own witness through the Holy Ghost that the Church of Jesus Christ is His church, the He is our Saviour Redeemer, that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, and that prophets are on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I have been actively involved in community and church service for many years. Understanding God's plan for us to return and live with Him helps me to understand that this is not a race. It is a journey of life with beautiful sights along the way. True joy is found in helping others along this journey. Some parts of the pathway are difficult as well, as they have been for me and my family. Life has not always been easy. I relate it back to sports. You cannot achieve a high level of success without hard work, dedication, and pushing limits beyond existing capabilities. Heavenly Father loves each of us and know what it takes to return to Him. He has created customized "workouts" for each of us to increase in faith, knowledge, humility, and strength to get us where He wants us to be. As a perfect, all-knowing, loving Father, He always has our best interest in mind. He provided a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, to redeem us from sin as we repent and choose a better way, to overcome death through the joy of resurrection, to provide peace and understanding during the difficult times of life.