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Hi I'm Dan

I work in auto insurance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married since the summer of 2010, and absolutely love marriage. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in May of 2011 with a business degree in Finance, and am starting my new career. I love to run and play raquetball, and my wife and I try to go hiking and camping as often as we can.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this faith, and for that I am so grateful. The pattern of life that I learned as a child of daily prayer and scripture study shape my daily life. I was a reflective child, and the times I spent sitting in a tree and thinking about my Savior and the eternity I get to spend with and near Him brought me closer to Him than almost anything else I have done in my life. I know He can be found in nature, and in personal reflection and prayer, as well as in the scriptures. I also struggle with Crohn's Disease, and have found real lasting comfort in the Savior. There have been several times when I have felt Him remove my pain to help me sleep, or give me the energy to keep going. I am so grateful to have Christ's healing and enabling power as a part of my daily life, and I know that He will always be there for me. Since we got married in the summer of 2010, I have been facinated to watch and feel Christ's influence in our marriage. I am touched by how often he blesses and guides us, especially as I try to be a better husband and to prepare to be a good father. Even though our marriage is far from perfect, I feel His approval and reproval as needed. I think husbands need reproval once in awhile. Perhaps the greatest blessing I have felt in my life as a follower of Christ is a constant feeling of peace. Of knowing that He is guiding my life and that He will help me along the way if I just ask. I couldn't ask for a more patient guide and friend. He is the center of our home, and always will be. Recent media attention to our faith has brought me back to the roots established during my childhood. As my faith is challenged or even degraded, I find myself turning to the Savior for strength. Christ is always there as a positive influence, and the scriptures and testimony of others are His gifts to me, keeping me rooted in Him.

How I live my faith

Currently my wife and I are youth Sunday School teachers for the 14 - 16 year olds. They're a fun and talkative bunch, and a fun challenge to teach. I've taught in the church for almost 10 years, and it was definately and adjustment to start teaching with my wife. It's been an interesting challenge and real blessing to learn to teach about the gospel in unity. We've fallen in love with our class, with all their unique comments and personalities. There is something to be said for being called to work with the youth. I'm impressed every week by the insights they have, and by their questions. It's interesting to hear a student ask a question about a basic Christian teaching that they don't understand fully, and then hear that same student make an insightful comment later in the same lesson. It's so fun to help with their development, and it gives my wife and I a new feeling of excitement as we prepare for our worship services each week.