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Hi I'm Dan Johnston

I retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as an emergency manager in December 2011 and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I developed more of an interest in woodworking, gardening, bicycle3 riding, volunteering and reading after I retired in December 2011.

Why I am a Mormon

I had the good fortune of being raised in a home where the parents were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They taught me the values taught by Jesus Christ when he lived on the earth. I have been grateful throughout my life for the blessing of being a member of the church. Although I was raised as a member of the "Mormon" church, I had to find out for myself if it was true. Through study and prayer I discovered the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I bear my witness that Jesus Christ if the head of this church and that he provides guidance and direction through a living prophet.

How I live my faith

Prior to my retirement I was very involved in the emergency management committees and programs in my community. I met a lot of very interesting and hard working people. Throughout my life as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I have been involved in the Boy Scouts of America, church youth programs and adult leadership responsibilities. I left college after one year to serve a mission for Bethe Church in Southern Germany. Beginning the end of July my wife and I will have the opportunity to serve a mission together for the next 18 months. I continue to serve the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by visiting the four families assigned to me each month. This is called Home Teaching and gives the member the opportunity to serve each other and to look out for each others spiritual and temporal welfare.