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Hi I'm Daniel

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About Me

As a young man I loved to play sports. I played baseball since I was about 8 years old and through highschool. I played catcher and outfield. I also played football in highschool and for a small college in my home town. I played defensive back. After my mission to Paraguay, I learned Spanish, some Portuguese and Guarani. I'm now married to my beautiful wife and we have five awesome kids; four girls and one boy. I still love to play sports, but I also like to make goofy home movies of my kids. I enjoy a good challenge, and find it an honor when others ask me to take part in theirs.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the church and taught me many gospel principles. I would always go to church on Sundays, the activities during the week, I studied the things that I both saw and heard. As a young man of 16, I realized that soon I would be taking control of every aspect of my life. The natural question arose to my mind, how would I live it? At that time, memories of my childhood church leaders filled my mind. They always invited us to pray to know that the Book of Mormon was a true book of scripture that contained the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The implication of that being true was that the Lord had restored his gospel and organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through modern day profets and that I should live my life obediently to the gospel principles taught therein. I also remembered being taught that the Holy Ghost would only testify of things that were true and that upon praying, the Holy Spirit would bring that knowlege to me. I had already read the Book of Mormon at that point and new it to be good; and so I began a spiritual struggle. After a period of prayer, deep thought and further gospel study, The Holy Ghost witnessed to me that it was true. I was not convince of man, but I knew then from God as I still do today, that the Book of Mormon contains the word of God and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the restored Church of Jesus Christ that had been established in ancient times.

How I live my faith

In the church, I assist one of our leaders in organizing meetings, interviews, conferences and other such functions. I love to share with those around me at work or at play about my beliefs and enjoy hearing about theirs.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

To the question, what are Mormon women Like, I say, my wife is a Mormon woman. To describe her is a pleasure. She is strong, carrying, thoughtful, responsible and capable. She is a fierce friend and pointedly honest. She has many talents that she uses to serve me, our five children, friends, neighbors, church members and community members. She has blessed me in more ways than I can count. One such way is the love and trust she gives me. Among evidences of her devotion, I can see her love and trust through my children. When they express how important they feel I am to them I sense my wife's sentiments reflecting towards me. It has been an honor for me to provide the necessities, counsel to determine direction, struggle to overcome challenges and rear children with so beautiful a woman. As for equality; It's obvious to me that there is no person on this earth more worth while to love and serve. She certainly treats me that way. "neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 11:11) Show more Show less