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Hi I'm Daryl

I am a mechanical engineer, an artist and a robot programmer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Texas and Oregon. As grew up I developed an unquenchable desire to Learn, Serve, and Create. These desires have leaded me to become a Mechanical Engineer with hobbies such as art and building\programing robots. I am always learning new things. I currently work in the solar industry and work for a company that develops utility scale solar power plants.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents taught me the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ and have raised me as a Mormon. As I grew up I discovered an interesting thing. As I lived the principles taught by Jesus Christ and through the writings of prophets contained in the Bible and Book of Mormon, I was happier and better able to handle the challenges that I faced in life. In addition, I felt a great peace as I read and applied the principles in the scriptures and Book of Mormon. I also realized that the sacrifices that the Jesus Christ has asked us to make through His prophets are really not sacrifices at all. They are a GREAT blessing!

How I live my faith

I live my faith step by step. I know I am not perfect but I am striving to be like Jesus Christ. I do this by developing my relationship with my Heavenly Father by studying and pondering the scriptures, prayer, weekly church attendance, and striving to treat others as the savior has taught. I try to serve others the best that I know. On a monthly basis I visit two families to teach the gospel and make sure their temporal needs are met. I also am a Volunteer Employment Coach, teaching people principles to help them find employment. Putting the “Do’s” aside, I live my faith is a constant attitude of worship every second of every hour of every day.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Self-reliance is a deeply spiritual and important subject to me. As I am better and more efficient in providing my own needs the easier it is to help serve other people. In my own simple way I can emulate Jesus Christ’s life of service and seek to bless other people’s lives. Self-reliance to me is more than providing for my own employment and financial needs but also includes appropriate education, personal health, home food storage, and spiritual strength. By living principles of self-reliance, when personal challenges or disasters come, I am better able to meet those challenges with faith and thanksgiving. Emergency preparedness is a subset of self-reliance. When a disaster happens on a large scale people will be praying for someone somehow to come and help them. If I am prepared I might be able to be an answer to someone’s prayer and share the Saviors love with them. Show more Show less