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Hi I'm Dan

I'm living this life just like you and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are the proud parents of 4 daughters and a son. I enjoy deer hunting, camping, fishing, hockey and westerns by Louis Lamour. I was born and raised on the Iron Range of Minnesota and I am still a Minnesotan. Professionally I work as a Deputy Sheriff. My greatest joy though is my family.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was raised in the Mormon faith. For me it has always felt right, yet I have not taken it at face value. When I was 12 years old my oldest sister died from cancer. I remember the day she died vividly for two reasons. The first being the obvious sadness and feeling of great loss. The other reason is of much greater importance to me. That was the day I learned for myself that God lives and that we are his children. I remember praying and directing my hurt and anger towards God and wanting to know why this had to happen. He didn't answer why, but He gave me something much greater, comfort and peace. I knew then, as I know now, that God exists. He is real. He heard and answered my prayer. So how does this fit into my Mormon faith?  Because of this experience I shared of prayer, I have faith that I can take anything to God in prayer. I know that he will truthfully lead me if I am willing to follow the answers I receive. This is the pattern I have followed in regards to the Book of Mormon and the doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The core doctrine being the one shared with all Christian faiths, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Savior of the world. He lives, and we will all live again because of his great love for each of us. Through study, prayer and pondering, God has revealed these truths and many others to me. As I have strived to follow these truths in my life, God has blessed me with peace, knowledge and happiness. 

How I live my faith

 The most important way in which I live my faith is by striving to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, for that is my faith. As a father, I feel a great responsibility to teach my children about Jesus Christ and his gospel. As a family we read from the scriptures, talk about what we are reading, and pray together on a daily basis. We also attend church regularly and our kids participate in the youth and children programs that are available to them. Everyone in the Mormon faith has several different opportunities to serve and help each other out at church. I currently work with the young men of the ward congregation I belong to. On Sundays I teach a Sunday school type lesson to young men aged 16 to 18 years old. I also help them plan and organize their weekly youth activities. As I've taken these opportunities to help strengthen others faith, my own faith has been strengthened and that has been a great help to me in my life.