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Hi I'm Daniel-san

I'm a Martial Artist, an entrepreneur, a return missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been doing Martial Arts my entire life. I used to go to sleep in my bed and wake in the dojo because my dad would carry me in my blankets and let me wake up on the mat. I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. I am helping to run a Martial Arts and Fitness Academy and enjoy training and teaching. I'm from Orange County and also enjoy surfing and golfing. I go to Disneyland way too much. I have a ridiculous obsession with love and have believed in true love ever since I can remember.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the faith, but when I was 12 years old I stopped going. Most of my family is not part of The Church so I've had lots of opposition. As I was in college I really searched for the truth. I read the Bible looked at lots of things to try and disprove the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but couldn't. People and websites would say one thing, then I'd find evidence of the opposite. Finally, I decided to stop following man's wisdom and learning, so I picked up the Book of Mormon read and prayed. It took time, but when I was ready, Heavenly Father let me know that The Church and Book of Mormon were true. I had a feeling of peace, and of love, and of comfort that nothing in this world could have given to me. I am a Mormon because the Holy Ghost has born witness to me that it is true. Jesus Christ leads this church. As Mormon himself says, "Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life" (3 Nephi 5:13). I'm a Mormon because I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ, He is my Lord and Savior.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by following the example of my Savior Jesus Christ. I teach Sunday School and enjoy learning from the scriptures and the Holy Ghost as I do. I enjoy giving service where I can, whether it's pulling over to help someone change a tire, or teach someone Martial Arts who can't afford it. Even after being a full-time missionary I seek to share my beliefs with others and helping them come unto Christ.

What is the priesthood?

The priesthood is the authority God gives to man to act in His name. Without the priesthood, man does not have permission from God to do various things such as baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, directing the affairs of the church, or sealing families forever. With the priesthood God directs the affairs of His church through revelation, which is God revealing truths to someone. If God didn't reveal truth to His chosen priesthood holders, then what they would be relying on is their own wisdom and learning and not God's will. God gives the priesthood so there is organization and direction to what Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ truly want, "the immorality and eternal life of man." Show more Show less