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Hi I'm Danny

I'm from California, I love soccer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in southern California. I'm the fourth of five kids. I love to play soccer, hang out with friends, and discover new things. I'm currently serving a full time mission, Spanish speaking. Before my mission, I attended college for one semester in Utah. I'm not sure what I'd like to study, but I've got a few years to figure things out. I love my family and I can't wait to see them again. That's my life in a nutshell.

Why I am a Mormon

Socially, I inherited my faith from my parents. Spiritually, I found it for myself. For much of my life, I just went to church because it was what my family did on Sundays. I didn't gain a solid testimony until my last year of high school. I reached a point in my life where I knew I had to make a decision. I could no longer pretend to have a testimony because I trusted in the testimonies of my parents. I put the lord to the test, received a confirmation of the truthfulness of His Gospel, and committed myself to living up to that testimony from that point on. I know that God listens to our prayers and anxiously waits to answer them. I know life can be difficult and that the only lasting relief comes from personal application of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He suffered for us so that we can lean on Him during our periods of affliction. The fullness of His Gospel has been restored in these latter days, along with the authority necessary to administer in His name. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is led by a modern prophet under the direct guidance of the Lord. I am grateful for this Gospel and the love shared freely by a Father in Heaven. I dedicate a brief periof of my life so others can find happiness through this message for eternity.

How I live my faith

My full time missionary service is the most recent and most obvious demonstration of a decision to live my faith. Still, I'd like to think it's just part a pattern I've tried to create in my life to live my beliefs for everyone to see. While still in high school, I participated on councils at church where we planned youth programs and activities. Beside that, I tried to always make it a priority to be sure peers were aware of my beliefs in other spheres, such as school and athletics. Though small actions, refraining from swearing or playing sports on Sundays helped people recognize the standards I stood for and made it progressively easier to stand up for myself. I'm still young and have my whole life ahead of me, but that pattern of living my faith is something that will hopefully continue to guide me.