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Hi I'm Danny

I grew up in Utah. I have a gorgeous wife and four beautiful kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm interested in a lot of things: Sports, fitness, music, singing, dancing, art, business, politics, leadership and more. I've always had a hard time deciding what to do with myself; there's just so much available! I changed my college major four times, eventually getting my degree in Mechanical Engineering, with two minors: In Business Management and Japanese. An entrepreneur at heart, I've spent most of my career in small companies, but am currently working for a large building materials company. My greatest joy is my family. I love spending time with them, playing, talking, laughing, learning or just hanging out. I met my sweet wife at college, and she's been my anchor ever since. She's a great mother to our children, and a wonderful example to me.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in a household where both my parents were members of this church, I, like everyone who is serious about their salvation, eventually came to a point where I had to know for myself whether what my parents had been teaching me my whole life was true. After all, I reasoned, if it wasn't, I didn't want any part of it. On the other hand, if it WAS, it was the most important thing in life, and I simply HAD to know. So at the age of 15, I read the Book of Mormon earnestly for the first time in my life. I pondered its message, and asked God if it was true. I felt, through the Holy Spirit, the unmistakable answer that it was, indeed, the truth. The Book of Mormon is the Word of God, as is the Holy Bible. The man whom God selected to translate that book, Joseph Smith, is a prophet of God. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's church. Truth is not relative; it is eternal, as is God. As the Apostle Paul said, there is indeed "One Lord, one faith, one baptism," and I know to my core that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that one faith he spoke of. This same knowledge is available to all who diligently seek it, with real intent. If you TRULY want to know whether this church is the "one faith," and if you are willing to follow the direction you are given, I exhort you to read the Book of Mormon, ponder its message in your heart, then ask God if it is true. He will give you what you need.

How I live my faith

My faith is my life. There is literally no distinction in my mind between my life in general and my journey on the path back to my Heavenly Father. The Gospel of Jesus Christ gives my life its purpose,direction and meaning. Part of that journey is serving my brothers and sisters around me. As a Mormon (a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), my greatest desire is to model my life after that of the Savior. As our church has no paid ministry, we all contribute on a volunteer basis to ministering and administering. I serve as a Seminary teacher for 13 teenagers who live in my area. They all come to my house every weekday, and we meet from 6:00 to 6:50 am, before they go off to school. Their faith and dedication to learning about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and living it every day is truly inspiring. I am humbled to be a part of helping them along their journey through life. By far the most important area which my faith influences,however, is my family life. My conscience and my heart confirm to me that families are ordained of God, and that they are meant to last forever; not just "till death do us part," but into the eternities, without end. This knowledge guides and informs everything I do. Not that I do any of it perfectly, but because I know my family will outlast everything else in my life, I know without a doubt where my priorities should lie. I remind myself often of the words of a modern-day prophet: "No success can compensate for failure in the home."