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Hi I'm Dan

From the Midwest, living in a small town where the Church is not heard of very much, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a conservative, small town person who basically likes "small town things". My profession is communitations/records for the Police Department. I handle police/fire/911 calls. I work nights and that can make going to Church hard on Sundays, but I have found that going to Church is more important and makes it easier to go than not. I feel better when I do go. So I can understand working night shifts, as I work 12 hour shifts 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. It can be hard, but is well worth it. You have to "feed your spirit", and no better way than going to Church and remembering Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church for 13 years now. My story started with missionaries knocking on my door wanting to share a message about Jesus Christ. I was not one to allow strangers into my home, but that day I did, and it has changed my life. There was a period of time when I did not go to church and a period of not attending reguarly. Not that my problems went away, but I know now I have a Heavenly Father who I know loves me, he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, who died for me and rose again, making the way possible to return to His kingdom and glory, that He lives! I know He can help me handle all things and if I am overwhelmed I know I can take it all to the Lord and give it all to Him. I know He will take away my sins and pain. He has experience in all things and knows each of us intimately as brothers and sisters. There are no words for what I want to convey, but I urge all to look at the Book of Mormon, read it, and pray. I took 3 questions to the Lord before I became a member of His Church. Is the Book of Mormon true, is this Church true and should I become a member. And before I finished my prayer, I had the answer of yes! I know now that knowledge was conveyed by the Holy Spirit, which is available to every person! The only way to describe my "answer" was the most peaceful, convincing, overwhelming knowledge that this is the Lords true Church, that the Book of Mormon testifies of Christ, teaches of Christ, preaches of Christ. It left me without a doubt as what to do next. I would urge all to read, ponder and pray what you read in the Book of Mormon, read intently with a sincere heart and pray about what you read. The Lord wants to hear from us, and wants His children to be happy. I testify to you with all my heart, that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ restored again in our day with all the privileges and authority as it was when Christ himself was on the earth and set up his church. Jesus Christ lives!

How I live my faith

I go to a small branch that is not in the town I live in, so travel 25 minutes to church. Even though we have a small branch, the Church is the same there as in large wards where many people may attend. We have the added benefit of being an "extended family" which makes things easier and more familiar. Being a member of the Church has responsibilities but those responsibilities can bring freedom. I have made choices that to some are not understood, but to the Lord and my beliefs, they are necessary in order to return to His heavenly kingdom. We follow as best we can the commandments, but as we are imperfect, we have the most wonderful gift of the Atonement of Jesus Christ that will make up the rest. I try to read my scriptures every day, and there are days I don't, but when I do, it makes me feel my day is more complete. Reading my scriptures conveys so much of the Lords words and thoughts, His actions for his people who follow Him. It brings me closer to Him in many ways. You can feel of His love for each of us. I feel we as a church have so much, the added Testament of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine & Covenants and of course the King James Bible and many, many books by biblical scholars from BYU and other universities, as well as leaders in the church. Prayer is a large part of daily life, I like the idea of talking to my loving Heavenly Father who I knows hears me and you, and cares deeply for each of us. I know He answers prayers and provides all we have.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Dan
No one can convince you by telling you the church is true. You can know however, by asking your Heavenly Father, who will answer by the power of the Holy Ghost, and by that answer of truth, no one can convince you otherwise, leaving you with the overwhelming feeling of peace and serenity. You can come home to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Experience the love of of our Savior and Father in heaven that they want us to experience and have with us always. Show more Show less