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Hi I'm Daniel

I'm an Artist, a Musician, a Car Lover and a College Student. And I'm a Mormon

About Me

I really love to draw, whether on paper on a tablet computer. I'm attending Brigham Young University in hopes of entering their Animation Program because I love a good story too. I also really love movies. Going to the movie theatre has always been one of my favorite activities and its fun to see the stories and characters. I also like to listen to all kinds of music. I like everything from Classical to Trip-Hop to World Music. I grew up playing the piano and taught myself to play the electric guitar and I really enjoy them both.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. Life with the church is a lot easier because of the divine support I get. My parents joined the church before I was born and I was raised with it in my life. When I was in High School, though, I had a lot of opportunities to go away from what I raised on. I didn't really know which way to go and so I knelt down one night and asked God what I needed to do and if the life I was living was the right one. I felt his love that night and he answered my prayer that the church is where I need to be. Since then, I've been able to see his hand in my life. He's guided me through the hard times and given me rest when I needed it. I'm a Mormon because I know that its true and I've been able to see it in my own life and in the life of others. I know that there's a true prophet on the Earth today and I know that Christ is my Savior. I know that through the teachings of the church, we can be be happier, both in this life and in the next.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to uplift others. I used to work with the other Young Single Adults in the area where I lived and planned out activities and parties for us to go to and have good, clean fun. In our world today there's a lot of people who believe that you have to get drunk to have fun or do drugs, but through the church, I've learned that I can enjoy life without those. I've also been able to share the gospel with others. I worked with the missionaries back home to help other people find the same happiness that I've found in the church. I'm continuing that now by serving a mission in Nevada. Its been a great opportunity that I've had to help others improve their lives and come closer to Christ.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Daniel
In reading the scriptures, we invite the spirit into our lives and can better understand God's plan for us. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Daniel
No, but church members are encouraged to participate in their government when they can. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Daniel
Yes, we are. We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and offered himself as a sacrifice for our sins so that we can be made spiritually clean. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Daniel
No, we do not worship Joseph Smith. We respect him and acknowledge him as a prophet. We Worship our Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Daniel
Its not secret, but sacred. Those who enter the Temple have committed themselves to live the teachings of the Gospel of Christ. In the temple, members of the church are taught and form covenants, or promises with God. In the Temple, members can be sealed as a family or perform baptisms, by proxy, for those who died without getting the opportunity to receive the gospel. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Daniel
The tithing that we pay is used to help others, build meeting houses and temples, fund missionary work, fund education, and purchase materials used by the church such as instruction manuals etc. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Daniel
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, his divinity, his atonement, and his resurrection. It is a record of a group of people who left Jerusalem around 600BC, by a commandment of God. This group included a prophet, Lehi, and his family. The Lord led them here, to the Americas, where they stayed and created a civilization. The highlight of the Book of Mormon is the coming of Christ to the people and the teachings that he taught. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Daniel
Every worthy male in the church can receive the priesthood. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Daniel
We believe that our religion is not a new one, but a restoration of the church that was set up in the days of Christ. The restoration of the church began in 1820 when Joseph Smith knelt down to pray about which church to join and received a vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ, who told him to join none of the churches. Joseph Smith was chosen by God to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ to Earth in its fullness, and since then, the church has grown and spread throughout the world. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Daniel
Serving a mission isn't required, but it is encouraged. Missionaries usually begin their missions from 19 to 21 years old and serve for about 2 years. This service is completely optional and the missionaries are not paid for it. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Daniel
The mormon lifestyle is a happy one. We keep God's commandments and strive to be a positive influence to all those we meet. We serve others, study the gospel, and participate in the activities of the church. Show more Show less