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Hi I'm Daniel

I'm currently serving a mission for the LDS church. I love music and anything outdoors... oh, and I'm Mormon!

About Me

I was blessed to grow up in household full of love and the appreciation of music. My mom, being a piano teacher, thought that all her children should learn to play, and most of us did haha. However, when you´re forced to play an instrument you have a hard time learning to love it. I tried the trumpet later on in school but that didn´t fit my fancy either. It was before my sophomore year in high school that I picked up the guitar and started to really enjoy creating music. Sure I learned some popular songs but it wasn´t short after that I started writing a little of my own music. For some reason in my High School being a part of the choir was a pretty big deal. Choir concerts received just as much attendence as did sporting events. It was through this Choir that I found my joy for singing and the power music has at relaying a message. After high school I joined a few LDS choirs that toured the country singing songs that gave praise of Jesus Christ and truely touched people. I know this becuase the Music truely touched me. The other side of me is a little more wild. I love anything that has to do with the outdoors. Camping, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, backpacking, canyoneering, Jeeping, and the list goes on. Aside from the rush that comes from doing some of these activities, I really love being in the outdoors becuase it gives me a change to see and appreciate God's creations. For me it's another expression of how much the Lord truely loves us.

Why I am a Mormon

Let's start from the beginning. I was born into a family with two loving parents that even today continue to be wonderful examples of what living the gospel means. So, I was brought up in the church but at one point just like everyone else we ask ourselves: "Is it REALLY true? Does God REALLY love me? Is this REALLY the true church of Christ? or am I just following a family tradition?" Many people talk about there own conversion by mentioning a specific moment or an event that helped them know without a doubt that God does exist, that he loves us and that the church is true. I spent alot of time searching and waiting for my "moment" but it didn't come... Despite all the influences that I had around me I still experienced somewhat of a falling away. The moment did come however that I WANTED to change. I had a deep desire to be TRUELY happy. I began my own personal repentance process and was able to access and exercise the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I quickly noticed myself finding things to be thankful for, appreciating all the blessings in my life and having an overal better happiness from day to day. Conversion isn't a "moment" but a lifelong process, however, like every process, it does need to start somewhere. I know God exists and Loves us. He wants us to be happy and to return to live with him someday. He sent his son Jesus Christ to save us and show us the way. The commandments don't strip us of our freedom but protect us and guarantee us happiness.

How I live my faith

There are several ways in which I strive to live my faith. One of the most important ways one can live their faith is by example. I try to set a good example for those around. I'm nowhere near perfect but I've realized that an example can be everything. Thanks to the examples I've had in my life I've been able to steer clear of alot of the worldly dangers that present themselves daily. I really like the scripture in James 1:22 that says: "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only..." James made it clear that we need to act. Later James states in 2:17: "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." In other words only by action can we actually live our faith. It's not just enough to have faith; we need to put it into action by words and deeds. Another way that I strive to live my faith is by sharing the Gospel with others. At age 24 I made the decion to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. A two years sacrifice that has turned out to be one of the greatest blessings in my life. I want people to know what I know to be true. I want people to know of the Joy and happiness I've found in coming unto Jesus Christ. That Jesus Christ DID atone for our sins so that we can be made whole. That God does have a plan for us and that there is so much Joy to be had in this life!