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Hi I'm Dan

I'm a husband & father. I love cars. I own a small business helping people build legacies, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and have two little girls. I have always been a huge car fan, and I currently own a 1974 BMW. Aside from cars and my family, my passion is helping families and businesses build legacies. I gain great satisfaction from meeting new people and helping them feel important.

Why I am a Mormon

Every person sooner or later searches for purpose. I have been fortunate enough to be taught true principles and our purpose. Applying these principles led me to learn how to converse with our Heavenly Father, ask if He is there, and be ready to act on the answer I received. This is my foundation, and building my life on this foundation has given me the method to finding answers to all my questions. When my children ask me where they came from, who God is, what faith is... I can give the answer. What's even better is I can teach them to use the same method of gaining confirmation themselves that those answers are true. Everyone has the opportunity to build on that same foundation.

How I live my faith

Many friends have asked me why we don't use the cross as the symbol of my religion. I try my best to follow Christ's example so my life is the symbol of my religion. Making a daily habit of scripture study, prayer, and weekly church attendance has laid a firm foundation for my life's choices. I have served in a few roles in congregations throughout my life. I currently serve as the music director and I also am in a leadership role working with the men in the congregation. The latter has provided opportunities to learn how to better serve my friends and neighbors in a variety of ways. It has also allowed me to facilitate classes at church in which we discuss principles that will help us become better husbands and fathers.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Dan
I've run into this question quite a few times (I've lived in TX, AL, and FL), and I like to use analogies. Let's say I have children and teach them right from wrong. I then proceed to promise that I will make sure they don't have to be responsible for their bad choices if they believe that I can bale them out later... Is that how we teach our children to be responsible adults? No. We all know it is essential for our children to learn that we are each responsible for our decisions and for the consequences of those decisions. Actions always follow desires. I cannot expect to live with God in the next life if I am not willing to change myself for the better throughout my earth life. The purpose of this life to to become like Him by following His example and commandments. Only then am I worthy of his atonement and sacrifice. All of God's children may be cleansed from sin through the Atonement of Christ, but this cleansing is conditional upon our willingness to change and follow His perfect example a little better than we did yesterday. Show more Show less