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Hi I'm Daniel

I'm from Venezuela, I love music and making people laugh, and I'm a mormon!

About Me

I enjoy making people smile, I love to cook. I took a photography class in school, and I enjoy how beauty can be found everywhere. I like making things with my hands and spending time with my friends... I'm also obsessed with quotes... and a few other things. I mean what I say, and I say what I mean.

Why I am a Mormon

From an early age I've had a believe in God and Jesus Christ, but it wasn't until my teen years that I learned of a need for a Savior. The knowledge that I've been able to gain that there is someone who died for me out of love, that loves me perfectly, that understands me 100% is something that brings me great joy! One is never too old to continue learning and knowing that Jesus Christ is my Savior is a believe that continues to grow and develop, it is something that I share with others because I know that without this knowledge my life would not be the same. I've come to learn and appreciate that change is not always easy, but it's always worth it. Change for better things, makes this world a better place to live. I have a high believe of standards, that I know have blessed my life, it is who I am... and I like being me!

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving full-time for two years! and so far I have learned so much from others and myself that I have never regretted my decision to follow Christ. I have sacrificed some things... yet in giving up the good for the better, I've come to see that it is so worth the change! I love being able to help those in need in any way possible, and be able to see that joy that shows in their countenance as we try to be more Christlike.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Daniel
We have all come to this world because we chose to progress... we are here to learn, grow and have joy! Even though so much more happens, that is what is intended. Along the way, we realize that there's someone who lived perfectly, left an example for the rest of us... as we follow the examples of Jesus Christ and make promises with our Father in Heaven to obey so he can bless us, we can all inherit all that He promises He will give us, that includes happiness that can last FOREVER. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Daniel
We're not fashion police. Everyone is welcome to come and worship with us however they feel comfortable. Men usually wear white shirts and ties, some wear suits. Women wear dresses or skirts, and children dress up too. The reason we dress up is because it helps us keep a reverent environment as we learn more of Jesus Christ and of who we are as children to our Heavenly Father. Some take is as symbolism, I wear a white shirt and tie because it represents that I want to be clean, and that I honor the priesthood that I hold. Many people think we don't celebrate anything, but if they were able to attend one of our 'get togethers' they would soon find out we're all about food and having fun! We love Christmas, there are even special broadcasts transmited that time of the year to commemorate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I specially love birthdays, they're a big thing for me, and there's no better birthday than that of our savior. We love to celebrate life! any holidays is a great time to be with family, life was meant to be enjoyed, and it's also common that we often hold dances at our buildings to have fun and get to know one another. Show more Show less

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

Daniel
God gives us scriptures so that we can learn more from him. It is like a communication, we talk to him through prayer; and he answers us, often as we read his words. All scripture is given through revelation to a prophet, and all that is recorded is for our benefit, as we read, ponder, and study the scriptures we have, we better understand what he expects of us, and how we can be closer to him. All He wants to do is bless us, only he can understand completely, and bless us however we may stand in need of. To me, reading from the scriptures is a blessing because it shows us that we truly do have a father in heaven who hears, comforts, cares, and wants us to be happy! The Old Testament shows me that God has always been there, and will continue to be there, as He has before. The New Testament gives the account of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. It is full of his perfect example, and it is a wonderful testimony of the Savior that can increase our faith in him and his atonement, which can give us strength in our times of need. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, has helped me clarify things that are not as clear in the bible... I've found that the Book of Mormon helps me apply the truths that are found in the bible in our day and age. It has been a constant book of answers for me, it helps me be a better person, and receive guidance. From it I have found answers to questions about life that I've always wondered about, each time I read it I learn more. Show more Show less