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Hi I'm Dan

I play the Bass, exercise, and sing. I have 2 sisters and I am the middle child at 20yrs. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am 20 years old and graduated high school in 2010. I am a Sophomore in College: I play the bass guitar in jazz combos and the upright bass in an orchestra. I play just about any music in any style and love to pick things up by ear. I like to exercise and study nutrition. I also enjoy getting to meet new people and learn about people in general. Writing is one of my favorite things to do; I really enjoy writing descriptive essays and creating an image and an intense feeling from words. There are 5 in my family- Mom, Dad, and two sisters who sandwich me in age. There are 8 years between my older sister and me, and 5 1/2 between my younger sister and me. Despite the large age gaps we are very close and, discounting normal family feuds, we have become 3 very good friends. Sometimes Mormons are thought of as judgmental or self-righteous. That is not the case with me. Individuality makes this world exciting; yet, I know that living by the teachings of Jesus Christ will make anyone into an even better individual. Come as you are, and become who you want to be. That is my one sentence summary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church).

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am a truth-seeker. I tire of hearing half-truths and getting the run-around; I think we all do. The Book of Mormon gives a us a promise: if we read it with a sincere heart and ask God in prayer if the book is true He will let us know that it is. I have tested this promise and felt the assurance of a loving Father (God). This faith provides answers to questions we hold in our hearts because the world tells us there are no answers. I was raised Mormon, it's true, but I have found answers to my prayers here and I have discovered that among all the religions of the world this is the only one that has ALL of the truth. There is truth all around us, and in other religions, but nowhere else is all of the truth combined in this way. No greater peace can be found in this life, and living by the teachings of Jesus Christ is the only way to receive lasting happiness, in this life and a life yet to come. Christ invites all; I invite everyone to read the Book of Mormon, come to our meetings, find out for yourselves why we are so eager to share our faith with others.

How I live my faith

To me faith is different than belief. A belief may be a passive thought that something is true or correct, but to have faith is to show it. I do my best to live my faith by following the example of Jesus Christ. I'm not that great at it because I'm just as human as anyone else. However, by following His teachings we become more like Him and are able to feel His power in our lives. We don't believe that we can work our way into heaven, but we see that to accept what Christ has done for us we have to do our very best to bless the lives of others, including our family members, associates, and those who may or may not like us. Being kind and lifting others higher is the only way to gain lasting happiness and I try my very best to be the type of person that drops my concerns to help someone through their concerns. Christ said that if we lose our lives in service we will find them again.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

This is kind of a trick question to me. It is our belief that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the restored version of God's true church. This true religion was restored by a man named Joseph Smith who was called to be a prophet. The scriptures show us the pattern of God revealing his truth to us through prophets, we believe that because God is unchangeable He still works by calling a prophet to lead his church so that we are not "tossed about on every wind of doctrine". We can all receive answers to our prayers; however the prophet is in communication with God for all of the earth. We believe that to act in the name of God, or to establish His church, we need to have His authority to do so. Show more Show less