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Hi I'm Daniel Allred

I grew up in Utah. I'm a Motivational Speaker and am serving an LDS mission in Oaxaca, Mexico. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an 18 year old young man living in Utah. I recently received my Eagle Scout Award, my Denali Award, and my Venturing Silver Award. I served as the Student Body President of NUAMES High School during the 2012-2013 school year. I served as the president of two separate Venture Scout Crews at the same time. I enjoy boating, cooking, working out, playing sports, going on dates, hiking, taking walks in the cool evening, talking to people, making people smile, singing and acting, telling stories, shop spending time with my family, shopping for clothes, and playing in the rain. I love to ballroom dance and have been swing dancing for almost 4 years now. I have played the cello for 5 years and recently purchased an Electric Cello! Very exciting!! Me and my friends enjoy playing music by John Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson. I started my first business at the age of 17, a motivational speaking and personal mentoring company. I am so excited to help people! I love speaking in front of people and do it at every chance I get! I also recently purchased my second business, a commercial cleaning franchise. I just love life and am so excited to be alive right now! It's a great time! I am about to leave on a two year LDS service mission to Oaxaca, Mexico.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have personally felt the sweet confirmation that this is the Lord's true Church upon this earth. I have come to know for myself that Joseph Smith was, in fact, a prophet of God and that he was called to restore the truth to the earth in these latter days. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's living Prophet. President Monson has been called to lead this Church through the troubling times that face each one of us. I have felt the spirit witness to my heart that this Church is true. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that God hears and answers prayers. It doesn't always come in the way that we want it to, or expect it to, but an answer always comes. God loves us. He is our literal Father, living in heaven. He has sent us to earth to test and try us so that we can receive earthly bodies. This is so that one day, we can be like Him. I know that He sent His son to Atone for our sins. The Savior, Jesus Christ, gave His life so that we can repent and return to live with him. As I have prayed and studied the scriptures, I have come to know of these things for myself. I know that anyone who asks God with sincere intent, in the foreordained patter of prayer taught in the scriptures, will also receive a witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. They can also receive a witness that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of mankind. And you can too, I promise you, for this is the Lord's Promise. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by the way that I act. I am serving as a District Leader in the MTC, while learning to speak Spanish so that I can serve the people of Oaxaca, Mexico for the next two years. I enjoy helping others to become better. I try to bring a smile to the face of everyone that I come into contact with on a daily basis. Before my mission I was enrolled in an early college program with Weber State University. Even though I'm still in high school, I take classes at the college. It is so much fun to be able to sit in classes with other college students for the first half of the day, and then return to sit with my high school peers for the last half of the day. After school I worked hard to move a business that I created at the age of 17 in a positive direction. I built and designed the business to help other people through my gift of speaking. I gave motivational seminars on weekends and in the afternoons, once school had adjourned for the day. These presentations were exciting and helped people to really begin to live up to their full potential.

What is being a Mormon like?

Daniel Allred
Being a Mormon is like driving down the freeway on a dark night with the streetlights lit as far as you can see in front of you. Because I'm a Mormon I know who I am and where I am going, and that's a great comfort to me. In this world it seems like a lot of people are driving down the freeway on a dark night with only the headlights of their own knowledge and experience to light the path in front of them. Many don't have the guidance of the streetlamps (Prophets, Apostles, and Inspired Church Leaders) guiding the path in front of them. As a Mormon I feel God's love for me and experience the joy of being guided and led along His path by His chosen servants. Being a Mormon brings me the calm assurance that, though I don't know everything that will happen along the way, everything will turn out alright because the path has been marked and illuminated for me. I know where I am going, and that knowledge helps me to be happy. Show more Show less