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Hi I'm Danny

I am a father and grandfather. I love classic cars, traveling, and reading. I joined the Church as a young man in Louisiana.

About Me

I love country and western music because of my grandfather. I love 50s and 60s rock and roll, from Fats Domino to Herman's Hermits and Creedence Clearwater Revival. I love classic American muscle cars and hot rods. I enjoy building with wood. I hope to restore an old car someday, and I would like to build simple furniture for family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was twenty one. At the time, I was in college and wanted to find a church that was consistent with all the teachings of Jesus. I enjoyed having the missionaries teach me where I came from, why I am here on earth, and what the hereafter is like. I love the Bible and the Book of Mormon. The Church has blessed me by taking what I knew about God and Christ and adding beautifully to it. Looking back, my life is more fulfilled, more peaceful, more happy and more hopeful than I ever could have imagined. Truly, I have found the Savior's restored church.

How I live my faith

I love to discuss the gospel with others. I love to learn more through scripture study and prayer. I try to serve others in my family, my church, and in the community. I also enjoy contributing to the humanitarian efforts of the Church that bless lives throughout the world.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Danny
The Bibles is not one book, but many books collected and compiled together as an Old and New Testament of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament includes the interactions of Christ with mankind prior to the birth of the Savior in Bethlehem. The New Testament teaches about Christ during His mortality and the contination of the Church of Jesus Christ following the Savior's death and resurrection. Peter, James, and John and the other apostles carried the Church along as far as they could. But as apostles were martyred, the continuation of the true Church could only last until the original Christians had all died. Without a restoration of the original Church, there was no authority for ordinances or covenants. Through the prophet Joseph Smith, and line upon line, precept upon precept, the true Church of Jesus Christ was once more on the earth. One reason for the Restoration is so that we could prepare the world for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Another was to give us the authority, keys, and power to administer saving ordinances for the living and the dead so that families could enjoy eternal life together in the presence of our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Another reason is to gather Abraham's descendants and others who come unto Christ into the unity of worship and the body (church) of Christ. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Danny
The Bible is a collection of writings of ancient prophets and apostles. It was compiled into one book and testifies of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the Savior and Redeemer of the world. The Book of Mormon is also an ancient record, but it discusses God's dealings with his children who lived in the Western Hemisphere centuries ago. It complements the Bible, as the Bible complements the Book of Mormon. Each holy book witnesses that God is no respecter of persons, and that the gospel of Christ is for everyone. Both books testify of each other. The Book of Mormon came forth in our modern times to eliminate confusion about religious doctrine and bring all souls to Christ, who will return to earth again. Each book is valuable, but together they give a more complete picture of God's plan for us. Show more Show less