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Hi I'm Dan

I grew up in Connecticut, and the only person in my family to attend college. I have an Internet Business. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of six boys. I have no sisters. I like music and art, especially creating original works. I like history and various cultures are interesting. I am currently single, but actively looking for a worthy woman with whom I can create a loving family. It's not easy finding someone, but I am hopeful that with my high standards I keep, I will be successful. Collecting coins & tokens from around the world establish a closer link to these unique aspects of our diverse population. I attended Southern CT State University and earned a B.S. in Computer Science, and later The University of Bridgeport to earn a M.S. in Instructional Technology. In my Youth, I earned Eagle Scout Rank, and currently help with our local Scout Troop. I am developing a Health & Wellness company, as well as creating an Education-based Internet Venture. I'm hardworking, considerate, and caring. I was originally Roman Catholic, and joined the church in 2005.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church in February 2005. My story is rather unique. In early 2004, I was looking at items on eBay, and I found a 3-Disc Bible Study program that I thought will help me greatly. However, I was unemployed at the time, so I intended to use a portion of the proceeds from my paycheck to purchase this Bible Study program. However, by the item I was ready to purchase a few months later, the product was no longer available. Fortunately, I was able to find that was on this expanded product, and build my own Bible Study library off the Internet! In fact, I not only reached my goal, but I was able to far EXCEED my goals. I decided to expand the scope of this library, and I found advertising for LDS. It decided to request a copy of the Book of Mormon and meet the missionaries. I was fascinated by the idea of a living prophet and an open Canaan. I met with the Missionaries and got baptized.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by setting a good example. I always hold high standards and I encourage others to work hard to reach their goals. I help out my church as a leader with our youth. I also help out as an adult leader for our Boy Scout troop. I may seem strange to outsiders, but I do not smoke, drink alcohol, use street drugs, or even gamble. I have been hurt over the years by these vices other people in my life have had, and I serve as an example how I fight hard to make things right.

What is the difference between attending a church and attending a temple?

Dan
Our churches are dedicated public places of worship where Mormons and visitors can meet to pray, study scripture, partake of the sacrament (similar to the Eucharist or Holy Communion in the Roman Catholic Church), and continue to learn their responsibilities as children of God. Guests are encouraged to come to see for themselves and to feel the spirit. The temple is literally, as it has been throughout history, the "house of the Lord" (see 1 Kings 6:1, 37). The primary purpose of the temple is to provide a dedicated place where sacred ordinances needed for eternal life can be performed. Because of its sacred nature, attendance in the temple is limited to Mormons who obey God's commandments and therefore are worthy to enter. In other words, simply being a member of our church does not guarantee admission into these sacred places. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Dan
You can be forgiven of your sins through the Atonement of Jesus Christ by the process of repentance. I realize I'm not perfect, but find it very reassuring that I can repent when I make a mistake. Because Heavenly Father knew we would sometimes make wrong choices, He provided a way for us to be forgiven of our sins (John 3:16). He provided a Savior, Jesus Christ, who suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross so that when we sincerely repent, we can be forgiven (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 4:6). When we sincerely repent, we: Confess the sin to both God and anyone who has been harmed by our sin. In cases of serious sin, confession needs to be made to the proper priesthood authority. Ask forgiveness from God and from anyone we have harmed. When possible, repair the damage we have done. Forsake our sins. Strive to keep the commandments. Sincere repentance brings peace and forgiveness. God has promised, “Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more” (Doctrine and Covenants 58:42). Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Dan
Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which was organized in 1830. As of 2014 the Church had a worldwide membership of approximately 15 million people and growing. The Church headquarters is in Salt Lake City Utah. Mormons believe the Bible and Jesus’ teachings in revelations to modern-day Apostles and Prophets. Mormons believe that their church is the same as the original church Jesus established when He was on the earth (see Ephesians 2:19-20, 4:11-14). The name ‘Mormon’ is a nickname because of the Church’s belief in the Book of Mormon (ancient scripture revealed to and recorded by prophets in the Americas during the same time the Bible was being written in the Old World.) There are several "break-away" factions of the Mormon movement, but those factions are not part of the church. This is what I would call the "main line" of LDS. Factions such as FLDS, RDLS, etc., are break-offs from the Church and are not part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less