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Hi I'm Danielle Barnes

I was born in Washington love tennis, crafting, and family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated High School and I am preparing to serve a mission. In High School I was involved in National Honor Society where I served in the leadership, A'Cappella and Bell Choir, Ballroom Dance, and four years on the Tennis Team. I took rigorous courses because I love to learn. In the coming years I look forward to continuing my education in college. I plan to study family and consumer science as well as finance. My mom always taught me to find the positive in every circumstance and this is a motto I try to live by. Choosing to be grateful has made it easy to be happy. I love to smile, laugh, and find joy in the small things.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because my mom was a Mormon, but I remain a Mormon because I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. Even though I was born into the church I have had to make a conscious decision to live my religion. This choice has made all the difference in my life. Because I have asked God, I have come to know through the power of the Spirit that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church on the earth today. I know that The Book of Mormon is the word of God and completes The Bible. I know Christ is our Redeemer and the only way we can be saved. I know He loves us infinitely and perfectly. With Him we can become more than what we can on our own. I know through the Spirit that Heavenly Fatger calls prophets. I know Joseph Smith was called and ordained by Him and that the same authority now rests with President Thomas S. Monson. This church is true, I know it, I live it, and I love it!

How I live my faith

My current calling is to teach a girl that has learning disabilities. I go to her house once a week to talk, visit, and teach her. Once a month I also teach a class on Sunday about our basic beliefs. My own faith and desire to make good choices increases from this service. In the passed I have served with the young women and special needs programs. With other young women I planned and attended weekly activities that taught us life skills, friendship traits, and homemaking. I met some of my best friends through this program. I also had the opportunity to be a friend to a 67 year old women with special needs. For an entire school year I'd go once a week to assist her. We would have a class, sing songs, socialize, and play games. The special needs program creates a safe and supervised environment where ages 12+ can come to learn and have fun. I'm so grateful for the chance I had to serve!