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Hi I'm Helen Danielson

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Phoenix, AZ and grew up in Mesa, AZ.

About Me

I am a mother of 4 grown children and a grandmother of 3 children. My husband and I are close to retiring, but still employed full time. We attend the Temple weekly and are busy with work, and our church callings. I teach full time and I love working with the children and seeing them grow. I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, going to the gym and cleaning my house and yard. I started going to the gym about 2 years ago and love it! I have been able to lose weight and just feel more energetic. I enjoy Zumba, and Pump class. I love to read. I just finished a Danielle Steel novel when we went on our vacation. We had a long plane ride and I love to read when I am on a plane. My children are grown, but we still have one living at home. I love spending time wth my children. They are all busy, but we do get together every Sunday. I look forward to that very much.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the best thing I ever found. I didn't go to church very much as a child, but I loved it when we did attend. I went to many churches and I always liked their friendliness, but I did not have my questions answered. My grandfather died when I was 5 and I wanted to know what happened to him. Where did he go? Why did he go? I guess I was looking to know more about the plan of salvation. I finally learned more about the church when I attended Seminary my senior year of high school. I loved it! I just couldn't stop reading and studying. I finally found the answers to my questions and I felt happy inside. I felt like I had found out who I was and why I was here. I knew that God did exist and that He did answer my prayers. I knew that I had a purpose here and I knew that I wanted to go to the Temple someday. Since then I have been endowed in the Temple and I have lived the gospel every day of my life. I love being a mormon because I love feeling good about myself. I love serving others and doing what is right. I feel better about life because I know why I am here and I know that I have a responsiblity to share what I know with others. I love my family and I love being a part of a family. I feel fulfilled and I feel like I have my priorities straight. There is a lot of responsibility in knowing all those things, but there is also a lot of peace. I know that I have a Father in Heaven and that Jesus is my Redeemer. I am not perfect, but I know that as I live my life in accordance to their teachings that I will feel closer to them. That is what I want to do. To live my life so that I can return to live with them and my loved ones someday.

How I live my faith

I am a member of a Ward with a variety of ages. My husband and I are called to be Ward Missionaries and so we visit those that are inactive. We do our Home teaching and visiting teaching together. We love to visit our families and we see them often. Sometimes we go more than once a month. We have gotten to know them and their children. We try to show others the love our Savior would show them if He were here. When I bake a treat I try to share some with someone in our Ward or even someone who is not in our Ward. At Christmas time we invite our neighbors to see the lights at the Temple. We welcome new families in our neighborhood. We try to be good neighbors and friends. We participate in Ward activities and community events. We use to be very involved with our neighborhood block watch and feel a need to get it going again. When we stopped, the program seemed to stop also. I like to write notes to friends and acquaintances. I also like to send emails to people and let them know that I am thinking of them and wishing them a good day. I attend the Temple regularly and go to church every week. I try to live my life in accordance to the teachings of the Church. We have very high standards and I try to exempify that in all that I say and do.

Are Mormons Christians?

Helen Danielson
Yes we are defiinitely Christians. Even the name says The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We believe in Christ. We revere Him as our Savior and we try to emulate Him in the way we speak, act and in our associations with other people. Show more Show less