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Hi I'm Dan.

I'm a father. I'm a law student. I'm a fly-fisher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the second of four children. I grew up in small college town in Oregon. Due to the abundance of great outdoor opportunities and dedicated scout leaders I became an Eagle Scout at the age of 13. After high school I spent one year studying at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I then served a mission in the Philippines. At BYU I met my wife finished a degree in International Relations. I am currently in my third year of law school. I am the proud parent of two wonderful boys. I spend my free time with my family or on a beautiful piece of water fly-fishing. I hope to return to the Northwest to work as an Attorney.

Why I am a Mormon

I'd say the primary reason I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is because it is truly God's church on the earth. Christ's complete gospel has been restored through modern-day prophets and is found only in the Mormon church. That is a bold statement, but one that I can confidently make after the many witnesses and impressions that I have had from the Holy Spirit. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Mormon church has blessed my life in more ways than I can possibly express. I have developed a very personal relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ. I have learned to rely on Christ when times are tough. Perhaps most importantly, I have found true relief from the burdens of sin. Through my membership in the Mormon church I have also found strength and purpose. I know who I am and what I'm supposed to become in this life. I know where I am going when I die. I have found that living the teachings of the Mormon church have brought peace to my mind and heart. I am happy with who I am and the life I lead. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The most important way I live my faith is within my own home. My faith helps me be a better husband and father. Because of my faith I am a more kind and patient person. My wife and I are able to have hope for the future even when times are tough. By living the gospel of Jesus Christ my wife and I have been able to build a strong, safe home for our children. Our faith brings us close in a special way that is difficult to express. I also live my faith by serving as a Cub Scout Cubmaster for the boys in my church ward. It has been a challenging but rewarding experience. I also have the opportunity to teach Sunday School each week to a group of youth.