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Hi I'm Danica

I am learning to give my all to Jesus Christ and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hi, I'm Danica! I love my life! I have lived in San Luis Obispo, CA; Santa Clara, UT; Folsom, CA; and Locust Grove, Virginia. Every where I have lived I have met amazing people who have positively impacted my life! My family are my closest friends ever! My mom and dad have always been there for me, I've always been able to tell them anything and know they will be understanding. Their love is truly unconditional! My older sister Erica has always been an amazing example to me. She is so full of charity and love. Growing up, even when we had our own rooms, we had sleep overs every night, because we always have so much to talk about when we are together. We can make each other laugh until we cry! I am a sophomore at BYU-Provo and love learning. Before I came out on my mission I finished my first year as an Art Education major. I have loved art my entire life, but now I am considering changing to Art Education minor and majoring in something else. Every class I have taken at BYU, I have loved, so when I finally decide what to major in, I know I will be extremely happy with whatever I pursue! I grew up singing and playing guitar. Music has been such a great outlet in my life. I also love playing sports. I played basketball and tennis competitively and also love to play volleyball and soccer. I love to eat food, especially things I haven't tried before. I love spur of the moment adventures and lazy days with friends. I love being a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I believe with all of my heart that this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. God has not forgotten us! He has appointed apostles and prophets on the Earth today who can guide and direct us. The Book of Mormon compliments the Bible beautifully, and I know Joseph Smith, who was a simple man, had the help of God to translate it from ancient records. This religion is unlike any other, it is truly complete in doctrine, and with living prophets we get continuous revelation from God. I am so thankful to have a knowledge of this wonderful gospel an be a part of this great church!

How I live my faith

Currently, I am serving a full-time mission in the Texas Dallas Mission. As a missionary I give my all to help others come closer to their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel. I have never worked harder and never have been happier! I love being a missionary! I am slowly discovering myself and realizing how God's plans for me are much greater than my own.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

I promise you, that no dead bodies are involved! We believe that baptism is needed for exaltation and that everyone should get the chance for baptism. There are many who have passed who have never had the chance, so worthy members get to do the ordinance for them in temples. A priesthood holder can baptize someone else using the name of a deceased ancestor or anyone else who needs the ordinance done. There is a lot of work to be done, but we believe everyone will have the chance, either on earth or in heaven, to be baptized and receive saving ordinances. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Mormons are called Mormons, because the Book of Mormon is what differentiates us from other forms of Christianity. Not only do we believe in the Holy Bible, but in the Book of Mormon and other forms of modern revelation. We believe that God cares about modern people just as much as He did ancient people and provides clear direction for us. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Nope! We are encouraged to vote and be active in our community, but we can choose what political party we are a part of. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No, but for those who decide to go, it is one of the best decision they can ever make! Being on a mission is the best thing ever! I am a missionary in the Texas Dallas Mission and I am loving every second of it! Show more Show less