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Hi I'm Danny

I am a Platform Engineer and love to hike and play ultimate. I have 15 nieces and nephews, and I love them all.

About Me

I grew up in Texas until I was 10. I loved Texas! When we first moved to Utah, I hated it. Ha ha After a while I grew to love it here; the mountains, the people...my home is Utah. I played tennis in high school and worked at the local Library. I served a mission in San Bernardino California and love the members out there. I love to hike, play racquetball, basketball, and ultimate frisbee. I play everything but am a master of none. :) When I got home from my mission, I started working for a tech start-up company 5 days later. I was employee number 5. I started working full-time but the spirit told me to get an education. I started going to school full time but kept working part-time to pay for school. I was lucky to make it through school without any student debt. I graduated in 2008...a time when most people were looking for a job. However, my previous part-time job smoothly transitioned into full-time employment. I am still with them today. Who has ever heard of someone in the tech industry working for the same company for 9 years :) I still love technology but my joy comes from spending time with family. I love spending time with my nieces and nephews. I revel in the fact that I am loved by them and love them too. That love comes from growing up and living with a family who loved one-another and still are friends even though we are all "grown up."

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to church each week and learning of the doctrines and principles of the Mormon faith. I learned faith in God. I learned about Christ and His sacrifice for us. I learned the importance of following the prophet. I learned the importance of charity. It wasn't until I grew older that I started to learn the importance of the gospel for myself. As I grew older, the frequency with which I turn to God increased. I learned that peace in this life is only to be obtained by following the plan that He has set out for us. I have had times which try my faith...where I couldn't feel the peace of God in my life. However, through these times, I have had the privilege of praying to my Father in Heaven. Oh, what would I do without prayer?! God has spoken to me through a feeling of peace and comfort at the hardest moments in my life. He has not always given me the answers to my problems, but he has given me peace and the courage to move forward with faith. I am a Mormon because I believe in God. I believe that Christ died for me. I believe that I can be forgiven of my sins as I look to Christ and ask for forgiveness through Him. I believe that life is part of the bigger plan. We are here to learn and to grow. We each have individual talents. I believe that we are meant to strengthen our existing talents and learn to develop others. Ultimately there is only one reason that is most important. I believe because I have been lifted up by Christ and felt his power in my life.

How I live my faith

I am a member of a Singles ward. This means that the whole ward is made up on unmarried 18 to 31 year olds. In that ward, I have the responsibility for an Elder's Quorum. This quorum is a group of brethren who worship, serve, and have fun together. One of the most important ways we serve is through Home Teaching. Home teaching sounds like having a Sunday School lesson in your home but it is different. Home teaching involves having a friend in the ward; someone you can call if you need help, comfort, or strength (physically moving furniture or spiritually through a priesthood blessing). It is one of the highest privileges of an Elder to be able to give blessings. As in ancient times, God has again given the power to act in his behalf to those on the earth. With that power, which I consider a sacred privilege, I am able to lay my hands on the head of those in need in order to give them a blessing. By striving to say what God would have me say, I have come to know of Gods love for all His children; and for me individually. I often visit with people who have had a hard time with life. Invariably, the knowledge of God and His plan for us blesses their life. What is the purpose of life? Why are we here? Where did we come from? Where are we going? The answers to these questions are what gives me hope. They help me to understand the big picture and to know that God is in charge. He leads and guides us and we can feel the influence of Holy Ghost if we will listen. I have faith that he does talk to us today. His plan is the only plan that will bring happiness in this life and in the world to come.