What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Danny

I used to be an atheist, but now I'm a Mormon

About Me

My family is very important to me. My father, mother, brother, and nieces mean the world to me. I'm an engineer. Presently my company is building a coal mine in East Texas. The experience has been an enormous learning opportunity. Going fishing is my preferred past time however work and Church service leaves less time to enjoy that. One of my hobbies is to tie artificial lures (known as "flies) using yarn, feathers, fur, and other materials. I enjoy playing the banjo however there is much room for improvement. I also know some simple music on the ukulele, dobro, guitar, and piano.

Why I am a Mormon

I will complete this in full detail later but I have a strong testimony in the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the legitimacy of the Book of Mormon as Holy Scripture, and the restoration of the Priesthood on the earth today. Less than two years ago I was an atheist and did not think men could have communion or a relationship with God. The Danny of those days would scoff and laugh at who I am now. Arrogance and pride were my problem. I then began to realize that every thing about me was given to me and I did nothing to deserve the gifts. When I humbled myself to ask God to reveal the Truth, He did. After some trials and tribulations I was baptized and the Holy Spirit was made manifest in tangible ways. I seek to give back to Christ whatever I can, however I can, and whenever I can. I seek to know more of His ways and to follow His example. Through his Atonement I strive to be perfect (Matthew 5:48), understanding that I will fail in this life.

How I live my faith

Our ward is a small one. It has been an enormous blessing to be needed and useful doing the Lord's work. As a new convert I missed many great and wonderful services that life-long members may take for granted. I have been given the privilege of ministering, comforting, and teaching one of our elderly members who resides in a nursing home. A companion and I administer the sacrament, teach gospel principles, have fellowship, and enjoy the company her and her roommate each Sunday and throughout the week. The Lord has used these ladies in my life to teach me many things both temporally and spiritually. Preparing, blessing, and passing the sacrament are common yet important services that I perform weekly. We do not have many youth deacons, teachers, or priests so there our need is greater than the average ward. There is a special feeling of His Spirit when performing these ordinances with reverence and dignity. My testimony is anchored in knowing that our Father in Heaven hears and answers prayers. Prayer is a constant activity, lived daily and I continually give praise and ask forgiveness. During my investigation the scriptures guided me to the Truth. I do not commit now as much as I did then, however daily scripture reading gives me an "eternal perspective". I look for opportunities to share what parts of the gospel I may with those around me. Simple discussions with coworkers, strangers, friends, and family about their beliefs can be found everyday. We can testify the Truth when we follow the promptings and guidance of the Spirit. Finally, I testify of the enabling power of the Atonement. Not too long ago I was addicted to drugs, cigarettes and alcohol but Christ strengthened me when I alone had failed. His grace allowed me to overcome all my past sins and begin my fellowship with Him.