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Hi I'm Daniel

I am a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints. Some people call us Mormons.

About Me

I am a part-time graduate student at Mississippi State. I am studying agriculture and extension education. My wife is a full-time graduate student. I spend most of my time keeping our household running smoothly. I have 7 children whom I love and enjoy. My wife is my best friend and I would rather spend time with her than anyone else. I enjoy doing laundry (except folding), grocery shopping, taking kids to and from school, home repairs, eating dinner with my family, visiting the temple, serving in my church calling, studying everything about callings and church administration that is available on lds.org, researching how machines work, history, wood working, working on anything with a small engine, repairing appliances, building my own tools, inventing useful gadgets out of anything I can get for free, climbing trees (with a rope and harness of course), driving on long trips (but I hate vacations), thinking of ways to improve efficiency in machines and systems, talking/theorizing about human behavior, and much more. I love learning, all of my recreational reading is either researching online, or from the scriptures, Preach My Gospel, or handbook 2. My favorite book of scripture is the old testament. I love how everything in it testifies of Christ, how merciful God is, and how much He wants to bless us and make us happy. I enjoy the subtlety of the symbolism used to teach about the Savior, God's plan of happiness, and His love of all mankind.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a simple person when it comes to what I believe. I know that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior. I know that there is no way to have true happiness and joy except through His atoning sacrifice. I came to know my savior first through the example and testimony of my parents and grandparents. My personal testimony of Jesus Christ began when I was a child and I was taught the stories of the prophets in the old testament. I felt the power of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as I was told the stories of Noah, Moses, Elijah, and the other old testament prophets. Throughout my teenage years I learned to love the Book of Mormon. I appreciated the uncomplicated way the teachings of Jesus were taught by the prophets of the Book of Mormon. As my testimony of the divine mission of Jesus Christ matured I was drawn to the writings of his life and ministry in the New Testament. Jesus is in the Old and New testaments as well as the Book of Mormon the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. Because of the power I feel when I study the scriptures I know they are true. I have come to know my Savior through the teachings of the scriptures. I have learned to make the enabling power of His atonement part of my life each day. I am not perfect and make mistakes everyday, as my wife and kids can tell you. My mistakes and character weaknesses do not leave me hopeless because Jesus saves me from myself all day everyday. I don't need anything else and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I look for every opportunity to serve all of the people I see everyday. I stop and do yard work, rake leaves, trim trees, haul limbs, shovel dirt. I do simple home repairs for most people. I have cut down trees, hauled fire wood both to and from homes. I help people load and unload moving vans. One of my favorite things to do is to surprise people I know are having challenges with a homemade dinner delivered to their door. I try to do most of my service anonymously because I think it helps me to keep my motives pure. I am always looking to make the lives of people around me easier through the talents and resources that have been given to me. I know it is hard to ask for help so I rarely wait to be asked. If I see a need that I can meet I will show up and go to work.