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Hi I'm Daniel

I live in Houston area and was home schooled from K-12. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm attending a local community college system, and I am currently working on my Associates Degree. Since I was home schooled I had time to invest in the Boy Scouts of America and was able to achieve the highest rank in scouting called Eagle. This is the equivalent to graduating from Boy Scouts. I have also been able to grow up in a family that consists of ten children, including myself, and two parents.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to have parents who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints before I was even born. Naturally, they saw to it that I never missed church as I was growing up. Over a period of time I realized that this was not enough, I had to have a testimony of my own. So I began to pursue my own testimony by searching the Book of Mormon, studying the life of Joseph Smith and putting the promises of the prophets to the test. One of these promises that I am referring to is Mormons promise that if you study the Book of Mormon and then pray about the truthfulness of it with faith enough to act upon the answer that you receive then the Lord will testify that the Book is true. I want to bear witness that I have a testimony that this promise is true, and therefore the Book of Mormon is true, and Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church on the Earth. I testify of these things in the name of Jesus Christ amen.

How I live my faith

I serve the members of the church by organizing some of the men who are members and live in my community into a service. This service that we do is we go out in groups of two and visit other members, both those who come to church regularly as well as irregularly. When we arrive at their door we visit with them and see if they have any spiritual, physical, or financial needs that we can help them meet. Before we leave, we share an uplifting message with them from the words of the prophets. If any of these men see any needs they report them to me and then I see if there is anything that I or the other local church leaders or members can do to help them. I also serve in another capacity. The church in my community sponsors Boy Scout Troop 1495, and I happen to be a volunteer leader in the troop. I work specifically with the 11 year old Scout patrol of the troop. This is a really exciting way for me to serve because, as I mentioned earlier, I am an Eagle Scout, which means that I am leading these young men on the same path that I so eagerly followed.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

I'll tell you how I know that there is a God, because I have witnessed his craftsmanship. As I have explored and pondered on the vast universe, I have learned that there are so many things that could not have happened accidentally. Such as the movements of Celestial objects, planets, stars, the detailed designs of insignificantly tiny organisms, and many other things. I have also seen how people have abandoned God and what it does to them. They are so miserable, they long for happiness and seek it out through so many ways of life, but they can not find it. My heart yearns to help these people as does the Lord, but he can not help us if we separate ourselves from him. I have seen others who have devoted their lives to seeking Christ. They are filled with so much joy and peace knowing that they are making themselves eligible to have a claim on the atonement of Christ, and that they are making it available to others, through their actions. This testify's to me that the promises of the Lord are true, and if they are then God must be true. Lastly, I know that there is a God because of me. I am witness that there is a God just as a compass witness's that there is a North. I have seen miracles that can be seen outwardly as well as inwardly. I know my redeemer lives. Show more Show less