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Hi I'm Dan

I like math, girls, longboarding, and the Gospel. Not in that order.

About Me

 I'm taking time off from college to plunge into the world of freelance software development. I got back from my mission to Korea three years ago and am now spreading the gospel of Korean food. My roommate and I and whatever girls we can talk into it make music videos of dubious quality that we think are hilarious. I can play the piano upside-down, backwards and underwater---all at the same time.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of members of the church. So I grew up in the Church. I was never much of a rebellious kid and it was easy to go with the flow. I thought I knew the Church was true, but it was something of a moot point because there wouldn't have been much to be gained for me by leaving in my teens. Right before my mission, though, I knew I had to be sure. Two years is not something you throw away lightly "because it's the thing to do." So, as I knew the missionaries taught investigators to do, and as I had attempted half-seriously in the past, I prayed according to the promise in the last chapter of the Book of Mormon---I asked God with a sincere heart if it was true. Half-hearted attempts were no longer enough---I had to know for sure this time. I prayed all night until I fell asleep, asking God in prayer and searching my feelings for some sign. When I finally fell asleep, I had still not received an answer. When I woke up, I knew, beyond my ability to deny, that the Book of Mormon was the word of God, and that Joseph Smith received it the way he said he'd received it. There are many, many things that make it easier to be a member of the Church, but that experience is the core, fundamental reason that I am a member.

How I live my faith

I attend a ward for college students that all live in the same tight area. I'm in charge of organizing a regular Sunday night activity for people to get to know each other and socialize. We meet in the parking lot under my building, for any announcements, and then head off to whichever apartments I've previously asked to open their homes to eat and flirt. About four times a week, my three roommates and I have a 10-15-minute-ish meeting where one of shares a scripture or spiritual thought, and then we pray and head out for the day.