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Hi I'm John Daines

I grew up in North Ogden, Utah. I'm 18 years old and will serve a mission to Belem, Brazil for two years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from high school. I've been accepted to BYU for college, but will first serve a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am currently at the MTC (missionary training center) to prepare to go to Belém Brazil! A little about me: my favorite hobbies include playing piano and guitar. I've been playing piano for about 13 years now and guitar for about 5 years. I also love to sing (even though it might not sound too pretty at times). In the wintertime, I snowboard and in the summertime I golf. Year-round, I enjoy playing basketball. I have a mixed family with two younger half brothers, an older step sister, and two older brothers. My family enjoys traveling in the summertime. This summer we had the opportunity to visit England and France for a few weeks! It was a blast.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and I prayed and learned that the events therein happened. Because I know the Book of Mormon is a true book, I thus know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God, and that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith and restored the gospel to him. Also, there isn't a better way to live my life than to live by the principles taught by this church.

How I live my faith

I was a leader over the 16 and 17 year olds in my ward. I helped to plan activities for us and make sure that everyone was included. I had a great time working with my peers. I also helped by occasionally taking the sacrament to the elderly in my ward who couldn't come to church due to varying ailments. That was always a great blessing for me as I felt the joy that comes from doing service.

Are Mormons Christians?

John Daines
Yes, we are Christians. In fact, my friend has highlighted every reference to Jesus Christ within the Book of Mormon, and Christ is referenced at least once per page (if not more). And, the cover of the Book of Mormon says "Another Testament of Jesus Christ" on it. So yes... we are Christians. Show more Show less