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Hi I'm Dan

I'm passionate about living the American dream. I'm a Project Manager - I make things happen. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live and work in the Pacific Northwest, but never get tired of the 320 days of rain we get every year. I grew up in the subburbs outside of Seattle, went to college at the University of Washington in Seattle, and now own my house just outside Seattle. I'm a Seattlite through and through. I currently work as a Project Manager/Business Systems Analyst at AT&T. I have several hobbies, but without a doubt the most interesting are trying new foods, traveling, playing sports, yardwork, and being a bee keeper!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up outside the Church, I had a strong faith but looked for a way to strengthen my relationship with Christ even more. When introduced to the LDS Church, I found an overwhelming sense of happiness and great peace in my everyday life. I came to love the Book of Mormon, its message, and the hope it brings to many lives. Having read the Bible my whole life, it was also wonderful to see it as an integral part of the LDS Church and it's teachings. I chose to be baptized not only because of the wonderful experiences I had with the Church and the doctrinal principles that are rooted in what it means to be a true disciple of Christ, but also because of the exceptional people that went out of their way to show me true happiness that can only be found in Christ's Church. I am a Mormon today and always will be because of these reasons and experiences.

How I live my faith

As an adult convert, I wasn't able to serve a full-time mission abroad for The Church of Jesus Christ. However, I am very fortunate to serve my ward in a capacity that is similar to being an official missionary. My church assignment gives me unequivocal opportunities to serve our full-time missionaries in all capacities, encourage other members to be better disciples of Christ, and to help bring the light of Christ to those who are searching for it as I once did. I also take advantage of other service programs our ward does throughout the year such as feeding the homeless, doing yard work for others, and building small projects for those who need help. I am very grateful for the opportunity I have to help serve others and my life has been blessed beyond my own comprehension for it!

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Dan
I grew up thinking, at one point, Mormonism was cult. I made this assertion based on nothing but hearsay, and didn't actually know any tenets of the LDS faith. Now, as a person who has thoroughly investigated the sincerity and divine truthfulness of this Church, I can resoundingly say that the Church of Jesus Christ is by no means a cult. I find that the major reason why people think Mormonism is a cult is simply due to a lack of understanding of the Church. For instance, not many people really know that Mormons believe in and strive to be closer to Jesus Christ we believe Him to be our personal savior and redeemer of the world. We read the Bible and know it to be the word of God. We take communion. We have an unpaid clergy. We live to serve others as Christ would have done. When people take the time to understand what Mormonism is really all about, like I did, they will understand that Mormons are normal people with normal problems, and each of us relies on God to be a better, more Christlike person. Show more Show less