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Hi I'm Danielle Maxfield

I live in Utah, I have 8 siblings and one gorgeous niece, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Pretty much I'm brilliant, well I wouldn't say that but my friends say so. I'm a rocket scientist, I've climbed Mount Everest 17 times, I've lived in Antarctica, I can fly a kite with no wind, I make plants grow even in the dead of winter, I turn bugs into chocolate, and I write novels in seconds. Now you're probably wondering how this can all be true, well it's not. In reality I'm just a normal boring college student. I have lived in Utah for twenty years leaving the state only for vacations. I have attended the University of Utah for the past year and a half taking a break to go on a mission to Budapest Hungary (Yes, I'm hungry to get there, and I better eat all the food now because I'll soon be Hungry...) I am in the business school at the U and most days my backpack outweighs me. If you have ever seen that weirdo running across campus, well it was probably me. And no, I will not be offended if you laugh, trust me I would too. I LOVE Ice cream and try to make sure I get a serving a day to make me strong and fit (at least fit to go to the gym). I have 8 siblings and our names spell CASA DE DIOS, which means House of God in Spanish, if you can add there are 10 letters, the extra letter is taken up by out sister-in-law or my little brothers middle name. I have a niece who was born in October and is the cutest girl in the world... and I mean the world. Other than that I like to rock climb/hike in Zion's National Park, Sleep, Eat, do weird crafts, and dance with the Wii.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, my parents are Mormons, my grandparents are Mormons, my great grandparents were Mormons, and my great, great grandparents were Mormons. You might think that being a Mormon is just expected of me, but despite all the people I could rely on for my testimony, I CHOOSE to be a Mormon. I don't choose because it is a tradition, I choose because it brings happiness. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Good News that Our Savior, and Lord, Jesus Christ suffered, died, and then awakened. He overcame the world that through him we might do the same. He died so that we can live again and we live to share this glorious news with others. Throughout the ages Heavenly Father has expressed his love to his people by establishing his Gospel on the earth, so why not now? He has reestablished his church on the earth and wants each person to partake of it. He wants us to be happy. So, why be a Mormon? Well if you're not convinced yet... pray about it. Trust me, the Holy Ghost will reveal the truthfulness of the Savior's Gospel, which is reestablished today in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

For the last two years I have participated in primary. I started out with Nursery, which is where the children aged 18 months to 3 years old go. I spent a year and half with these children and that is where I realized the power they have and the sweet spirits they are. I loved spending time and learning from these beautiful children of God. After that I moved to playing the piano in primary, where I basically became a spectator in the world of youth. I learned so much and had so much fun just being with these incredible, smart, talented youth. I also have had the wonderful pleasure of working with the special spirits of Heavenly Father in a Special Needs Institute Class. I just adore these wonderful children of God who may have fragile bodies and minds, but spirits of GOLD. Through all of these experiences I have learned how to live my faith. And now, I go to serve a mission in Hungary where I will dedicate my life to my Savior for 18 months and try to show him how much love I have for him and his children. So, I go to show others the love I get to enjoy every day.