Hi I'm Daniel Amos
I am happily married to a beautiful woman and have four great children. Outside of the routine, I like to play golf (usually with my boys) in order to relax and have some fun. (I need a sense of humour when I play) I spend a large slice of my time with my family. We swim together, read, joke, and do those good things which help make a family succeed.
Why I am a Mormon
My parents joined the LDS (mormon) church in the 1970's so I grew up with the things I needed to build upon later in life (when I figured out I needed to do better). One thing which was important to me was feeling satisfying peace and warmth from being in the right places at the right time. For example, going to church with my parents helped me feel this way. That peace has increased through the years and remains with me as I try hard to choose the important things which God has revealed to us through prophets in the scriptures and in our day. Greater fulfillment has come into my life than anything else through living the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that what the church teaches about our relationship to God and each other is true. I feel the peace of God in doing good and keeping God's commandments. It is a little difficult to describe how I know but it is similar to the feeling we often get when we sincerely help another in need. These elevated feelings come from God because we are His children and they help guide us in today's complex world.
What is hope and what do you hope for?
Hope to me is believing or knowing something is worth putting in the effort so we can continue it throughout eternity. I sincerely believe, even know, that living the gospel of Jesus Christ as administered by His church is an anchor to our souls in these days of confusion in the world. I hope that my children continue to live the gospel throughout their lives because it is worth the effort.
How I live my faith
Well, church is on Sundays, a family evening on Monday evenings, youth activities for the children on Tuesday evenings, and some other meetings or activities occasionally. Also dating my wife is important to me. It's also the only way I would want to experience my life. I also have a responsibility in the church like many active members. But it's more than my formal assignment or going to church. It's woven into each day, allowing me to experience an enriched life. A bit like the aerodynamic dimples on a golf ball, it's often the smaller things which make all the difference to me.