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Hi I'm Elder MacGyver McDaniel

I have a knack at fixing things especially when equipped with duct tape. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My trials and challenges has helped me become the person I am today. I didn’t talk until I was five and was shy at that age. Through my friendships I have become more sociable and enjoy spending time with others. I try to be a peacemaker. I enjoy math and science. I’m good with computers as well. In High School I was the Student Technician Assistant. Before my teen years I lived with my Dad, brothers, and Grandparents near a big town. Just before I started High School our family moved to a small town. The middle school I attended before moving was bigger than the High School we moved to. During High School I was in Cross Country and Track for sports. I joined the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Club after schools and was President my senior year. My family has a long line of entrepreneurs and perhaps that is why I enjoyed FBLA so much. After high school I went to work for my family in their businesses. During the summer I worked mowing lawns and the winter I helped my granddad with his fertilizer business. I did this for almost two years before starting my work with my brother in his start up business building 3d printers. The best part from working with my relatives was being able to spend time with them and to get to know them better.

Why I am a Mormon

The nickname “I am a Mormon” comes from our belief in the Book of Mormon as the word of God. From reading the Book of Mormon I gained a testimony that it is true and it has been the key to my conversion. The first time I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover was in 2005. My desire to read the Book of Mormon came after a youth activity in the church and the conversation I had with two members my age. We were early to the activity and one girl had asked the other girl how far she had read the Book of Mormon. They were both proud to say how far they had read and how they were going to finish reading the book by the end of the year. I was then asked how far I had read the scriptures. I replied I hadn’t started yet and I asked them why they were reading the Book of Mormon. They then informed me that the prophet had challenged the members of the church to read or reread the book of mormon from cover to cover and to finish before the end of the year. He had promised that if we did our lives would be blessed. I then made a goal that night that I was going to read the book and I was going to finish it by the end of the year. Reading the scriptures changed my attitude in a positive way. I started being nicer and friendlier to others. I wanted to be a better person. I was happy. I believe in being able to receive personal revelation from heavenly father. I received a confirmation that the Book of Mormon is true from sincere prayer. Another personal revelation I had was when driving at night and I felt impressed to slow down. I was not speeding but I knew I needed to slow down. Just after reducing my speed a herd of deer crossed the road right in front of the car. Had I not slowed down I would not have had time to stop to prevent a collision. I have received many other revelations that have protected me physically and spiritually.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday and try to fulfill all the church assignments that I have. I enjoy giving service helping out those in need. Home teaching is one way I live my faith. Home teaching consists of visiting with families in our church each month. As I visit with the families I try to get to know them and to share a gospel related message. Aside from sharing a message we also want to be able to help them if they have any needs. One way we have helped give service is after a big snow storm we came over and helped remove the snow from our families' driveways. What’s great about home teaching is that its like an infinite loop where I will home teach a family who home teaches a family who home teaches a family who home teaches me. Home teaching has helped me the most in connecting with the members in the church. It brings me joy and it brings joy to those families I visit with. I try to be a good example and to choose the right. I want people who know me to know that I strive to live the church standards everyday and that what I learn from church on Sundays applies to every day during the week as well.