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Hi I'm Dan Willis

I'm a husband, a recent "empty-nester" dad, a friend, and a dedicated professional. In and through them all, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have a wonderful wife, three fantastic sons, and three of the best daughters-in law ever. Our oldest son recently graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree; our next is currently in his Doctorate of Pharmacy program at the University of Utah; and our youngest is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering. When I'm not busy with my profession in the senior living industry, I enjoy staying in shape by running, biking and working out in the local gym -- and participating in a few selected races through the year. It keeps me feeling young and energized!

Why I am a Mormon

I have parents and grandparents who have given me a strong legacy of faith and who taught me the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but it was my own study, pondering and prayer regarding the Book of Mormon that led me to be converted in my heart and soul to Jesus Christ. Now as a husband and father myself, I am truly grateful for the Gospel and the impact it has had on my life and that of my family. I am grateful for the knowledge that I am a son of a loving Heavenly Father and that, through our Savior Jesus Christ, I can overcome all of my imperfections and sins, as well as all of my earthly trials and challenges. I know that because of Him, if I continue to strive to live the principles of the Gospel, that my family and I will be together forever. The promise of eternal families is a tremendous blessing and comfort in my life!

How I live my faith

I don't consider my religion a Sunday-only occurrence. Every day, I read the scriptures and the words of living prophets, pray both alone and with my family, and try to be a good Christian in all that I do. I strive to be honest, trustworthy, hard working, and someone of high moral character. My wife is a great example of Christian living, and I love her with all my heart! I enjoy being a good friend, and can't help but share with my friends the most valuable and meaningful thing in my life: the Gospel of Jesus Christ! In addition, I have been asked by our bishop to work closely with the 14- and 15-year old young women and young men in our congregation, so I am with them on Sundays as we study the Gospel together, and at activities during the month as we have fun and serve others. The 14- and 15-year old young men participate in the Varsity Scouting program. It is fun to help them grow in their faith and self-esteem as we progress in Scouting and prepare for challenging physical events -- we recently completed the 204-mile Seattle-to-Portland ("STP") bike ride together!