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Hi I'm Dani Ward

I'm a junior in college, majoring in Elementary Ed. I paused my education to serve a mission. I love my family! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to learn and I love to help kids learn. I enjoy wakeboarding and water skiing behind my Dad's boat in the summer and drinking hot chocolate with my roommates in the winter. In college, I am involved in student government. I love planning big events such as dances and tailgates and helping students enjoy themselves while they are learning. In my spare time, I love to play lacrosse, make bracelets, and make food with zucchini. I just received my mission call and I am very excited to serve the Lord and share the gospel with those around me!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised with this gospel in my life. I have prayed to know of the truth of the Book of Mormon and this gospel and the Holy Spirit has confirmed it's truthfulness to me. When I pray to Heavenly Father, I know He is there and He listens to me. I have felt His boundless love for me and all of his children. I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that I lived with Him before I came to this earth and I know I can return to live with Him again one day soon. I know Joseph Smith was a Prophet who translated the Book of Mormon through revelation and I know that President Monson is a living Prophet who receives revelation today. I know Jesus Christ is my older brother and has felt everything I have felt. I know He suffered for my sins so I can return to live with God again one day. I know that we have Temples on this earth today in which we can complete sacred ordinances which will prepare us even more to return to God. I know that without the ordinances we receive in the Temple, we will not be able to reach our full potential. I know that this Gospel brings a hope and a happiness to my life that I would not have without it. I know without a doubt that this Gospel is true.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I am a Sunday School Teacher. I teach principles of the Gospel to members every Sunday. This calling helps me become closer to God as I grow and learn while I'm preparing and teaching my lessons. I strive to have the spirit with me daily. I invite the spirit into my life by praying, reading the scriptures, and remembering to be thankful for all of the blessings I have. I am definitely a happier person when I have a good attitude and have the spirit with me. I recently received my mission call and I am very excited to be able to share the Gospel with others. I want to serve a mission because I know the light the gospel brings into my life and I can't imagine life without that light. I want to bring that light into others' lives.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Dani Ward
Mormon missionaries proselyte because they've been given a great gift. This gift is the Gospel of Jesus Christ! We want to share it with everyone we meet and one way we can do this is through proselyting! We have an overwhelming sense of joy, peace, and purpose that comes to our lives as a result of this Gospel and we want everyone to have the opportunity to accept it for themselves. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Dani Ward
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the official name of our Church. We are often referred to as "Mormons" because we read from the Holy Bible and we also read from a very important book, called The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. Just as the Bible, it helps us to grow closer to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as we read it. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Dani Ward
We believe the Bible is the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly. We know it is the word of God, given by revelation to prophets and apostles. We typically use and refer to the King James version of the Bible because we feel that it is the most accurately translated version. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. Show more Show less