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Hi I'm Daniel M. Christensen

I'm a business owner, family man, sports fan, cinnamon roll enthusiast, and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of six children. Because I lived on a farm, there was always something to do, some adventure to be had, and someone to play with. I look back at all the blissful memories with a smile. I have always loved playing and watching sports: basketball, baseball, football (especially college), volleyball. I am a student right now at BYU-Idaho studying business management. In January 2012 I asked my sweetheart to marry me. She even said yes! We are excited to be together forever and take on the challenges that lie ahead.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, going to church was just a way of life. Personally, I feel that this is proper and necessary; being affiliated with a good organization that teaches and expects its members to be clean morally. As most teenagers do, I started to question everything. I started asking why. Spiritual experiences started happening to me, most of them being small. I learned that while the world has seemingly infinite knowledge, it is but infinitesimal compared to that of our Heavenly Father. When God told me something, I knew that it was a fact. He speaks to my heart as well as my mind. When a peer or even a friend told me something, I could never be completely sure that it was true, unless backed up by the Spirit. When God speaks, it is truth. In the Bible we read that the truth will set us free. How true it is! Not only do we experience MORE freedom when we are obedient to the commandments, we are also happy. I never wanted to be without this happiness, so I read and pondered much about how I could capture it. I concluded that there was only one way: I had to know if all of it was the truth. I prayed, and prayed, and prayed. Then I decided to pray some more. While many of the experiences are too personal and sacred to share, I can say that I believe and know that the church is true. It has brought me closer to Jesus Christ, which is the object and design of our existence. Without him, eternal life and happiness could never occur. This is his church, and I will diligently work to be an example of Him and his mission. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I was always very involved in the youth group of our church. Not only did it help strengthen my faith in Christ, but it taught me many practical skills as well. As a leader, I had to plan and carry out activities, make phone calls, and record things that happened. I also learned and practiced the dreaded art of public speaking. This helped my confidence in school and other organizations of which I was a part.There are hundreds of skills that I can attribute to my various positions in the church. I live my faith by always striving to be a good example of a true disciple of Christ. Service, kindness, and respect have become my goals as I learn more and try to be more like the Savior.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Daniel M. Christensen
I am currently engaged to the most wonderful person I know. I love her with all my soul. To hear that we could only be together for these short earth years would break my heart. A loving Heavenly Father would never want to see couples pulled apart after a life of kindness, respect, and affection for each other. Thus, He has provided a way for all of us to be united eternally as husbands, wives, and children. This is possible through sacred ordinances in holy temples. By the restored power of the priesthood, we can be sealed with our loved ones for this life and the life to come. If we are and remain faithful in this life, we can be guaranteed complete happiness in the next. When I look into my sweetheart's eyes, I can see eternity. Show more Show less