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Hi I'm Dan

I'm a convert to the LDS Church.

About Me

I came to San Antonio in October 1965 for Air Force basic training and was stationed at Brooks AFB. My claim to fame is that I trained rhesus monkeys for medical research for 11 years. I joined the LDS Church while I was an airman at Brooks. I retired from Air Force civil service in 1999. I am intersted in WWII history and aircraft and have been involved with black powder shjooting since the early 1970's. My eyes are getting older so it is not as easy to see targets now. Our son, daughter-in-law and two grandaughters live three blocks away from us, which is a real blessing for us. We adopted a puppy in April and are learning how to be dog parents again. I enjoy reading, working crossword puzzles and can remember stories I read forty years ago.

Why I am a Mormon

There were three LDS kids in my junior high schoool that I remember to this day. There was something different about them. I was in one young lady's home three times and felt something warm there that was not in my home. I also attended a couple of LDS services with her and her family and felt something thre. I remember as a teenager standing on the steps of the big Protestant church I attended and t;yring to feel somelthing. I also did not know one person in that chapel and not one person knew me. So I quit going. While I was stationed at Brooks AFB I felt the need to join a church and remembered my three friends and the feelings I expereinced. I called the missionaries and asked them to come and teach me. I knew when they walked into my barracks room that what they were going to teach me was true. I was baptized two weeks later. I have always felt the warmth and fellowship of LDS members and the neat feeling in meetings. I have lived here so long I can go into just aboutl any LDS congregation in the city and see someone I have known and served with and share fond memories of our association.

How I live my faith

I have served in many positions ovfer the last 45 years. I served as the bishop or ecclesticial leader of our congregation from 1977-1979, was cub master, scout master, varsity coach, and explorere advisor. I have taught adult sunday school (really, really enjoyed doing that), have about 14 years' experience as clerk for our local units. I now serve with a g roup of other men and have the responsibility to oversee our local family history center where members and non-membes come to do genealogical research. My wife and I also managed our local bishops' storehouse - essentially a one-room food bank for members who need food and home products. I ama home teacher and have several families that I am responsible to visit and check on every month. I have always felt closest to those whose homes I have been in and provided service to.