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Hi I'm Dan Couch

I'm a Mormon. I am a retired engineer/Naval Officer and have been a Mormon for 35 years. I live in Washington.

About Me

I am a husband of 40 years, a father of 2 sons and 2 daughters, a father-in-law to two sons and one daughter, a grandfather of 4 boys and 3 girls, a retired mechanical engineer, and a retired Naval Officer. I enjoy traveling with my wife visiting our children and other relatives, and sometimes other countries. I enjoy doing general handyman jobs and visiting the hardware store. I love reading. I love music and have sung in choirs all of my life. A hobby that my wife and I pursue together is training and showing dogs in multiple dog performance sports.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon since I was twenty-eight years old. I am thankful for the example of Mormon friends in high school and college. Their examples led my wife and I to seriously investigate the church during our twenties. When the missionaries asked me to pray, I did, and I knew it was true. Although I had much to learn, I took a step of faith and was baptized a few weeks later along with my wife. Since then we have had countless experiences that have built my faith and strengthened my testimony.

How I live my faith

I have found that living the principles of the Mormon faith – prayer, scripture study, obedience to commandments, service - have brought me joy, peace, and strength to weather the storms of life. I have always enjoyed participating in my local congregation (ward). I believe strongly in performing service, and have received many blessings through service to others. I have always held a church calling, and have served as a scoutmaster, teacher, secretary, counselor, young single adult leader, and youth leader. My wife and I serve together as family history consultants at a local genealogy library.