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Hi I'm Daniel Brown

Born in the land of opportunity, I do my best to use it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up, I wanted to be the best at everything: sports, school, music, art... everything! Soon, however, I found that that wasn't possible. I could barely catch a ball to save my life, someone always got a better test score than I, all the instruments I tried didn't seem to like me, and my hand became completely disobedient whenever I held a pencil. Of course, this got disappointing at times, but then I figured that I could enjoy getting better at these things rather than expecting perfection at the first try and being woefully disappointed.

Why I am a Mormon

Since my parents are Mormon, I was raised in that way. It wasn't until I had become a teenager that I embraced my religion. At that point, our Sunday School teachers challenged us to gain a testimony (to know that something is truth) of the Book of Mormon. Having read the book a couple of times, I sought to read it once more with the intent of finding the truth for myself. After reading it on my own and praying, God gave me a warm feeling, and the thought of this being true felt right. From that point on, I have learned a lot, and applied a lot of that knowledge. I know that this church (Christ's church) has lead me to much knowledge and wisdom, and I God has been blessing me for it. There is so much truth and growth to be had; why wouldn't I be a Mormon?

How I live my faith

The little things I do, like praying, studying scriptures, and attending church, are the three ways I learn my faith. Doing what I learn is how I live it. Some of the things I learn are easy to follow. Don't kill anyone? Got it! Go to church on Sunday? I've been doing that since I was born. Listen to the Prophet? I've already got paper to take notes! It's when life throws you curveballs that makes living my faith hard. At times, it would seem easier, even sensible, to break a commandment. Like buying milk on Sunday when you have only two drops left, shouting at your sister for losing your favorite music CD, or keeping your tithing money to save for a new car. I find when I keep the hard commandments, that Heavenly Father blesses me even more, making me more willing to keep them.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Daniel Brown
Jesus walked for miles for John the Baptist to baptize him because he had the authority to do so. The apostles traveled all over the world to baptize new converts by that same authority. In the Book of Mormon, a whole nation of people waited for someone with authority so they could baptize them with power. Having someone with authority baptize you means you are following the example of Christ and those who lived before and after him. Show more Show less