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Hi I'm Dan

Since my late 20's I''ve been a Mormon convert.

About Me

I grew up in a small town with my parents and two brothers. I had a real desire to play football and basketball in school. My spare time was spent hunting and fishing with my father and two brothers. I was not affiliated with a church at that time. My wife and I have six children, five sons and a daughter. We have been a close family and do things together. Our children have their own families now. I completed school and earned an engineering degree in college. Uncle Sam grabbed me just out of college and I spent to years of active duty in the Army testing missiles. After the Army service was over I spent 48 years as an engineer working for the Navy.

Why I am a Mormon

While in the Army I was most impressed with the men that got up early on Sunday morning and went to their church meetings. I decided to look into joining a church when I finished my tour with the Army. I wanted to get settled down and situated in an engineering position that would provide financial security. I also decided that it was time to start thinking of getting married and raising a family. I was introduced to a beautiful young lady who asked me to go to church with her. We really clicked and decided to get married. I liked the church and agreed to take the lessons that would give me the basic beliefs of the church. I had ideals of what life should provide and the church had all the answers. So, I was baptized and became a Mormon. The church provided the way to be married and sealed for time and all eternity just like I had always felt it should be. I wanted to have my family sealed to me and to be sealed to my parents. I wanted my family to be free from tobacco, alcohol beverages, and the many chemicals that were coming into play at that time. The church provided a Word of Wisdom that gives us the things that are good for us and the things from which we should abstain.

How I live my faith

By following the Gospel of Jesus Christ I have had a wonderful life. I have read the scriptures, attended to my church commitments and church meetings, listened intently to the testimonies and lessons given and often prayed to my Father in Heaven. I have been honest in my dealings and helped others in need. Since we lived in a Naval community we had people moving in and out often. We as church members would go over as a group and help in the moving process. If someone was replacing a roof or some other project we would again go over as a group and help. This kind of kinship was always a fun and fruitful experience. Since we had six children growing up I often was called to work with the youth groups. That gave me prime time with my child. Our Father in Heaven has provided a Plan of Salvation for us to follow. It includes enduring to the end. So, in order to get the blessings of the gospel, I give it my full attention. My wife and I have constantly strove to get our youth to get a college education, go on a church mission, have an eternal marriage, etc. as the church encourages. This has provided harmony in our home. Even with five big athletic young men bouncing around often it was a well planned strategy to have those goals.