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Hi I'm Danny

I grew up with lots of fields and forest to run around in. I love to write. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a devoted husband and father. My family and my faith is my life. When I find a spare moment, I also enjoy running (especially obstacle courses such as Warrior Dash), singing, and being outdoors. I love writing, and I am working on writing a novel that I hope to publish in the next 5 years. Finally, I was a volunteer missionary in Japan for 2 years. I have subsequently worked for a few Japanese companies, and have had the opportunity to travel back multiple times for both business and holidays! If I could only live off of one type of cuisine the rest of my life, it would easily be Japanese cuisine--katsudon, miso ramen, and who could forget SUSHI!

Why I am a Mormon

I read the Book of Mormon when I was younger. I prayed and asked, "Is this true?" It sounds so simple, but the truth of the matter is that God listens and He answered my prayer. The peace, light and love that I was overcome with that day still remain with me, even nearly two decades later.

How I live my faith

I volunteer as a Sunday school teacher where our class engages in uplifting discussions about the life and ministry of the Savior, Jesus Christ. I also enjoy singing in the choir where we sing inspiring music to enrich our souls.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

I was a Mormon missionary in Hokkaido, Japan for 2 years. (It is very cold there!) I had saved up money as a teenager by working in corn fields (roguing and detasseling) and by painting barns on a farm. Hokkaido is very cold, and the weather can be quite unpleasant, especially when trying to ride a bicycle through the ice and snow! However, none of this bothered me, because I had something that I valued so greatly--which had brought be inner peace and happiness in my own life--that I wanted to share with others. The people of Hokkaido are wonderful people, and the love we missionaries developed for them and for the Gospel of Jesus Christ went hand in hand. Love for the Lord and for our brothers and sisters (we consider every person on the earth a spiritual sibling) is why Mormon missionaries brave the cold, the heat, or any other obstacle. They have something to share which will bring peace and happiness to others and to the world. Show more Show less