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Hi I'm Daniel Klein

I am from the Midwest, a father of four, and now live in the Southwest. I grew up in a Jewish home. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a proud father of four children; three boys and one girl. All but my youngest are now married, and I have two fantastic grand daughters with another on the way. I enjoy all sports, but especially soccer...as does my entire family. We have traveled all over the United States attending tournaments and other soccer events. My oldest son even played in Europe on a National Team from the USA and AYSO Soccer. I personally have never played the game, but have refereed from the youth leagues all the way through NCAA Division 1 as a NISOA Referee. I still referee youth games and adult leagues. My college refereeing days are over. I met my wife in college. She has been a member of the Church all her life. We met one week before I was baptized, and engaged three weeks after we met. It was one of those "love at first sight" things with us. Our family loves to camp, fish, have family parties and BBQ's and enjoy being with each other. I am self employed and have been for over 23 years. I started a commercial printing and advertising company in my father-in-law's garage with him as my partner. He is now since retired. I also have a satellite television dealership and a residential and commercial alarm company. I have of late become a family history enthusiast, but have a long way to go to find my side of the family. My real father was adopted. His father (my grandfather) came from Russia. Wish me luck with this family background.

Why I am a Mormon

This is a very special story and journey in my life. It all started my summer break between my junior and senior year in college. I got a job working for a company that took kids camping...not going to camp. At night I would talk with the owner of the company about the church. You see, I was raised in a practicing Jewish home. The stories told to me around the camp fire by the owner (who was a life long member of the church) were really interesting to me. I had no intentions of being baptised, but wanted to know about the Mormon religion. I had the opportunity to take a tour through the Salk Lake City Visitor's Center at Temple Square during that summer and got a copy of the Book of Mormon. I read it cover to cover that summer. When I got back to college I went to the office of my Business Law professor and asked him if he was a leader in the Mormon Church. He indicated that he was, and asked me why I was asking him that question. I told him that I want to get in touch with the missionaries to learn more about his religion. I was introduced to the two missionaries (both from Canada) who taught me the missionary discussions. The first at my professor's home. Being Jewish I didn't believe that Jesus was the son of God. In the Book of Mormon in Moroni there is a promise to all who read the book. If we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, with real intent to know the truth, He will let all know by His Spirit. I prayed in the name of the "Savior" as all Jews believe that he is yet to come. I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was a true book of scripture, and if the Mormon Church was the true church on the earth...and if I was to be baptized. I received my answer in a dream that night. I had the same dream ten times that night...exactly the same way. I was standing in a baptismal font being baptized. Each time as I was brought out of the water I woke up. I knew in the morning that the Mormon Church was the true church on earth and had to join.

How I live my faith

Ever since I was baptized I have given of myself to any calling (assignment) that the Lord has given me. As a new member of the church I was called to serve a Stake Mission. This is a mission of finding, teaching and baptizing others into His church. It is a part-time mission performed in your own community. This was my very first calling in the Church, and I was a really scared to be a missionary, but this assignment taught me so much more about the Lord's church. I have served three of these missions in my 30+ years as a Mormon, as well as in the mission presidency of my stake (a large geographic area). I have been a teacher for both the youth and adults. I have served with the young men's program (14 - 18 year olds). One of the most fun callings has been a Cub Master with the 8 & 9 year old scouts. I currently have been serving the older group of men (for the past 5+ years) and have loved every minute of it. The program of "watch care" enables us to see to family and individual needs are met. I also serve in the Mesa Arziona Temple for almost three years now. I have the opportunity each week, two days a week, to be taught by the Holy Spirit of God in His Holy House and to serve others. I have come to know Jesus Christ even better through this sacred work, and understand the Father's plan of salvation clearer by doing so. He loves each one of us and wants us to return to him. I know He lives and loves me, knows me, and has a special plan for me and my family. I know that His church was restored through the devine guidence of His Spirit by a young man who later became one of the most couragous men who has ever walked on this earth, even Joseph Smith. I know that through the holy priesthood ordinances of the temple I have been sealed to my wife and family for all eternity...not just unto death. I know that he knows each of us and is always with us. I know if you read the Book of Mormon and pray to know its truth you will have this same testimony as I do!

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Daniel Klein
Mormons are first Christians and follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus showed love and compassion to all...not just to those who believed what he believed and preached. He gave service to anyone in need. This is the same principle we today follow. Mormons help all who have need...not just their own faith. This is following the example of him who loves all. Show more Show less