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Hi I'm Daniel

I'm a scholar, an organist, a tenor, a civil engineer-in-training, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old and I am attending Brigham Young University to study civil engineering. Most recently, I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nashville, Tennessee. I loved living with such an amazing people (not to mention their cooking is fantastic!) I also love music. I participated in my high school's choir and competed as a tenor in the Washington State solo contest. I played the organ for our local congregation for the past two years and I love it. My goals in life is to become an accomplished engineer and to have the most amazing family in the world!

Why I am a Mormon

All throughout my youth, my parents raised me up going to church. I liked learning the scripture stories, singing the songs, and being with my friends. Yet as I grew older, I started to ask questions (as I believe we all should). When I was 18, I prayed to know for myself if the Book of Mormon was the true and after several moments, I heard a small voice. "It's true." Since that time, I have looked for the fruits of the Mormon Church (see Matthew 7:15-20). One of the biggest "fruits" to me is the Book of Mormon itself. If it is true, then this is the true church. If the book is not true, then this is a false church. There is no middle ground. With the experience when I was 18 and many other small and simple witnesses over the years, the Holy Spirit has confirmed to me that the Book of Mormon is God's word and I invite all to read it and to follow the principles it contains. I do so, and it gives me great joy.

How I live my faith

I firmly believe that it is through the small and simple things we do (Alma 37:6) that help us live and build our faith. Reading my scriptures, praying daily, and treating my family and friends with love and respect help me feel the Holy Spirit and bring me closer to my Savior. Before I left for my mission, I had several responsibilities in the church. During our worship services, I would play the organ and bless our communion (which we call the sacrament). I helped in our Priest's Quorum, a group of 16-18 young men, where I organized activities and assisted the development of each young man. I was also a home teacher, where my companion (my dad) and I visited several families in our area to see how they are doing and share a gospel message. Serving a mission in Tennessee was probably the most faith-promoting experience I've ever had. Being able to share the gospel with others and fulfilling Christ's commandment to "...Teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:19) brought great joy in my life. Even now, after my mission, I try to do my best to help bring people closer to Jesus Christ.