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Hi I'm Danny Mann

I am very happy with the knowledge that comes with being a Latter-Day Saint

About Me

I was raised in the church and had great examples for parents. I served a two year mission in the Michigan Lansing Mission. I served from 1997-1999. I try to be the best person and husband I can. I am a father of three beautiful children and one on the way, one boy and two girls. I have a beautiful wife who loves the gospel and loves me. I like to go fishing, camping, and hiking. I also like to go to sporting events, mostly baseball cause tickets are not to expensive. I read books but not a lot. Most of the things I read relate to being a Latter-Day Saint. Book of Mormon and Ensign mostly. I do read leadership books, this is to try and improve my position at work and be a good leader overall. I have attended some college, but nothing to spectacular. I love the church and have a testimony through several trials and experiences that have solidified that testimony in our Savior Jesus Christ and his atonement.

Why I am a Mormon

There are many reason why I am a Mormon, Latter-Day Saint. Not only did I grow up in the church, but I also have had many experiences that let me know that our Savior, Jesus Christ knows who I am. I did not always have the strong testimony that I have now. Growing up I liked the social scene of teenagers in the church, playing basketball and going to different activities throughout the summer, youth conference, and youth temple trips mostly. But as time goes on you ask questions and then when you make the decision to go on a mission, you really have to know what you are talking about. This is where I actually gained my conversion to the gospel. I was in the Missionary Training Center in Provo UT, with one week left before I went to my area of service for two years. I was not wanting to be there because I did not really know whether I believed this whole "mormon" thing. I was ready to pack up and go home and get on with life, but I had a very inspired teacher who noticed that things were not right with me and not being excited to serve. We talked for a bit after class and she challenged me to read some scriptures in the Book of Mormon and really take the challenge that was given by Moroni, a Book of Mormon prophet, in chapter 10 verses 3-5 of his writings. I read those scriptures and prayed with every desire of my heart to gain my own testimony about our Savior and his church. As I prayed I felt an overwhelming joy enter my heart and a big smile was on my face because I knew then that what I was doing what the Lord had intended me to do. I also gained a strong knowledge of the restored gospel and testimony based on truth and light. I knew that the Book of Mormon was true, that Joseph Smith was called as a prophet and that Jesus Christ knew who I was and that his atonement was real and was for me personally and for everyone who ever lived on this earth, still lives on this earth and will live on this earth. That is why I am a Mormon, Latter-Day Saint.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live the gospel to its fullest. I have served in the church in many different areas. I have taught the youth in the church. I have coached our youth basketball team. I have also helped in the teaching of the adults in the church, this is called Sunday School. I have also helped with the little ones in the primary, teaching the kids getting ready for baptism, age 6-8. I have also taught the babies, 18 months to 3 years old, called the nursery. I have also been in leadership positions for the priesthood brethren. My favorite service is going home teaching to some of the families in the church. There you really get to know them as a person and as a family. I have shared many moments with these families that I will cherish for the rest of my life. The families I home teach are amazing in the strife to live the Faith, too. I cannot explain how great it is to share joys and sorrows with your friends, who are your neighbors. You get to be involved in their lives and really know how to help them as they come seeking advise or just have questions about what is going on in their lives. I love being a home teacher and serving my friends of the ward. There are several other ways that I live my Faith. I like to go and serve in the temple. There are amazing experiences that are waiting for those that serve in the temple. I am not ashamed to share the gospel with anyone who will listen with real intentions. I know that our Savior is real and that he loves all of us and I am grateful to be one of his children. These are the ways I live my faith and show my love for the gospel of Jesus Christ and live his teachings.