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Hi I'm Dan

Hi, I'm an athlete, a youth leader, I love the outdoors, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Arizona. After serving a 2 year church mission, I lived in Utah and California before returning to my roots in Arizona. I'm a computer programmer by profession but love a chance to get outdoors. Camping, hiking, swimming, running, and biking. The summer is prime for wakeboarding and the winter for snowboarding. Occasional travel helps me appreciate the world more.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family with loving parents, good values, and strong faith in Jesus Christ. In my early years, I began to ask myself, "What do I believe?". I understood much of what I had been taught, but how sure was I that I was truly the son of a loving Heavenly Father? Was the true gospel of Jesus Christ restored to the earth today and led by a true prophet of God that I should be following? How did I know that I would be happy living high standards? I had to know for myself. I heard the confidence others had in the scriptures and that God is really there and answers prayers. The answer to my prayers came in a very personal way and the peace I felt was unmistakable. I feel a great love and appreciation for my Savior Jesus Christ. It has made all the difference.

How I live my faith

I am a simple guy. I work hard, play hard, and want to make a difference. I've seen how a little effort by others has made a big difference in my life. Although my mark is small, I hope to share some of the same. I spend a lot of time with youth and help plan large group activities for them such as community service projects, overnight camping, Boy Scout camporees, and other constructive activities. You can see light and hope in their eyes when they have accomplished something for the first time, especially those hard things they didn't think they could do. They are the future. I hope and pray they will be in a good place and around good people so when they wonder about their own beliefs, they will know they can turn to God to know what is true for themselves.