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Hi I'm Daniel

I live in AZ, own my own appraisal business, have a wife and 3 daughters, and play softball recreationally. And, I'm a mormon.

About Me

Family: I've been married for 7+ years. My wife and I have 3 daughters and work from home. We own an appraisal business. We work hard, but love the fact that we can still spend time with the kids. Hobbies: I play in a recreational softball league with my brothers and some friends. We're probably a little more competitive than necessary, but it's (almost) always more fun when you win. I used to snowboard regularly, but I'm not as young as I once was and have been forced by life to become an adult (kind of).

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church and was baptized at 8 years old. I've always had a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. But, in the last few years my testimony has grown in key areas. A primary principle of the gospel is that families can be sealed together for eternity in the Temple. My wife and I were sealed together when we were married, and therefore sealed to our children born thereafter. My parents were also sealed together when they were married, and I am therefore sealed to them. As long as we are worthy, we will remain a family unit forever (including the life to come). My mom died of cancer a few years back. And I miss her. She was an excellent example to me and my brothers. When she died, I was sad (as is to be expected), but also certain that she had lived her life in a manner pleasing to our Heavenly Father. I KNOW that if I follow her example and live my life inline with the principles of the gospel as she did, I WILL see her again and we will be reunited as a family. And, now I have children of my own. I love them so much. And, it brings me peace to know that Heavenly Father has promised me that we will be together forever as long as we keep the commandments that he has given us. I have a testimony of the principle of forgiveness and the awesome power of the atonement. I have a testimony of the power of prayer. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I know it is a true book of scripture. In answer to a prayer (not even my own, but my daughter's), I recently received further confirmation from God that it is true.

How I live my faith

I served a LDS mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina when I was 19. It was a wonderful experience. I no longer go door-to-door preaching the gospel, but I still try to share it with those around me. I try to teach my children basic principles of the gospel. I have also been a part of many of the LDS church's youth programs and have helped teach the high-school-aged youth in several courses, including both Old and New Testaments of the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and even taught a missionary prep. class for young men and women preparing to serve missions for the church.