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Hi I'm Daniel

I'm a father of three, I grew up in Utah and Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

You could say I'm a nerd of sorts. I love Fantasy books and movies, I love Science fiction books and movies especially Star Wars. I love comic books and movies. I love board games and am part of the board game community boardgamegeek.com. I also love sports especially football. Watching College football especially BYU Brigham Young University is one of my most favorite things to do each fall season. I love baseball and follow my favorite MLB team the San Francisco Giants. I love to read I read about 9+ books at a time in genera's from Western, to Science Fiction/Fantasy, to Historical, to Religious. I love to work hard and play hard. I love working and improving my yard as well as growing a very abundant garden. I enjoy going for run's and walks with my dog Stitch.

Why I am a Mormon

For each member of our church why we chose to be a Mormon has a lot to do with a personal conviction that we gained through the power of the Holy Ghost. The key word is personal as each of us is our own person so God our Heavenly Father cares enough to show us personally that this is Jesus Christ church that Joseph Smith was his prophet that the Book of Mormon is true and that Jesus Christ leads his church today. Why I've gone forth and followed that conviction is truly based on faith. I've had a lot of experiences that my have helped my faith grow especially lately. I became seriously ill 2 1/2 years ago and I spend the first 6 months asking God why me? I could have easily become bitter over why I was sick and why I felt like I wasn't getting any answers. Each day I chose to do what I knew was right Heavenly father was there for me. The days I got frustrated and didn't want to listen he was still there but I wasn't willing to listen. Over time and after going to more doctors and having more tests then I ever wanted to experience the doctors finally gave me a diagnosis. Fibromyalgia the word was unfamiliar and the doctors weren't hopeful that I would ever be able to get better. I turned to the lord and I refused to get better. Over the next year and a half my wife and I were led and guided by the Holy Ghost to avenues and doctors that we didn't even know about. The steps in faith required to not give up and also to do what the doctors told me were extremely hard. A huge change in diet and lifestyle were put in place. Slowly as if I was taking baby steps I began to get better. Then something would come along and I would feel like I was taking steps backward. In reality I just had stopped but it was my bodies way of telling me that I was getting better. I'm now almost completely better. I know that my Heavenly Father has blessed me with this experience to grow my faith in him. I know my Heavenly Father better and I know he knows me.

How I live my faith

I love to serve others. When I see a need of those around me wither its a co-worker or a neighbor I see a way that I can do service. I don't wait for others to ask me for help instead I step in and take care of needs. My neighbors yards have quickly become my yard and I mow and trim them the same as I would my own. My calling as a ward missionary gives me time to work directly with members of our church as well as work with the full-time missionaries teaching investigators and those of our church who aren't active and serving them. Some of my greatest joys in my life have come in helping others to see and feel the happiness I feel and to make the changes necessary to enjoy those feeling all the time. I enjoy working in any capacity with which I'm asked to work. Wither it's cleaning our church building or making sure the needs of other members are met I know that I'm doing God's work and I'm serving him when I serve others.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormon's don't just help Mormons. Most of the people that the people our congregation (ward) help are not even members of our church. From Boy Scout Eagle projects painting and remodeling a elementary school to cleaning up our neighborhoods to just being helpful to our neighbors. I personally mow and edge two lawns of neighbors who aren't members of our church. Both neighbors are older or have health problems that I know about from observation I see a need and I fill it. I do it out of love and expect nothing in return. This I know is the kind of love that Jesus Christ has and I want to be like him. Show more Show less