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Hi I'm Dani

I lived my whole life in paradise but I left to go on an adventure of discovery in the UK & Europe. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a bit of a contradiction. I am friendly and outgoing but when there's a large crowd I feel very small and tend to just slip quietly by unnoticed. I love adventure and new discoveries but my favourite place to be is at home. I grew up in what I like to call paradise. New Zealand. A beautiful country so pure and stunning. Where you feel at peace and everyone is super friendly. Recently I followed my need for adventure and discovery to England where I find myself starting everything life over again.

Why I am a Mormon

I spent a large portion of my life searching for the truth and trying different religions to see which one was right. I tried a lot but nothing ever felt right. I was unhappy, lost and feeling so very alone. Then one day, seemingly out of the blue, two young men walked up my driveway and asked if they could talk to me about Jesus Christ and the restoration of his church on the earth today. I took in the suits, the extremely styled hair and the name tags and groaned inwardly. The Mormons were at my door! But as they talked something within me stirred and I felt my attitude towards them changing. Without realising it I had made an appointment for them to come back the following Monday. I spent the weekend rationalising to myself that it was purely in the interest of my academic search for the truth, I then tried to justify not being home at the time of the appointment. But my mother raised me better than that, so home I went & waited. The missionaries however had written in their schedule wrong which meant I didn't see them till the following Sunday, on a very cold windy and extremely wet night. My initial reaction was naturally to get angry, but as they apologised in the rain, I heard a whisper in my heart "you can't leave them out in the rain like this, it's cold and wet, they made a simple mistake, they only want to give you the truth." It was a whisper I couldn't ignore and so I invited the missionaries into my home and listened as they spoke of the restoration of the Church and of the Plan of Salvation. From that wintry night to now, the Gospel has brought me a happiness I did not know was possible and given me a strength which I did not know I was capable of. Through every challenge I have faced since that day, I have never doubted my Heavenly Fathers knowledge of and love for me. I know that I am a member of the one true church on the earth today, The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints and I love it.

How I live my faith

Since joining the church I have found great joy in serving others. Whether it's pulling weeds for an elderly neighbour, teaching youth the life and lessons of Christ or (my personal favourite) looking after toddlers during Sunday School, being in service of others is to be in service of God. Its an awesome thing and puts in to practice all that the Saviour taught.