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Hi I'm Dan

I'm a teacher. I'm an artist. I'm a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young father who has the best job in the world. I get to act like a kid while molding the young minds of tomorrow. I can think of no better job that fits my personality, then that of a teacher and an educator. I am an avid gardener and I enjoy the peace and serenity that comes from the outdoors. I have chickens, 2 dogs, and a cat. This keeps our four children quite engaged. I enjoy any form of art (oil painting, acrylics, pencil, photography, and even drawing on my daughter's bedroom walls. True story!) I enjoy making home decor' for my wife to show her how much I love her. Currently we have been married 10 years and marrying her was the best decision I have ever made. I enjoy playing any sport or game, especially when it involves my family. I live a blessed life and I'm grateful for all of the many good things that I enjoy.

Why I am a Mormon

Candidly, I am a Mormon because I know that the principles taught are true principles. As a young father, there is no way that I would personally feel adequate or prepared to raise my 5 children in this day and age without the true principles that have been taught to me. What a blessing this knowledge can be to many families around the world! I have received a witness through the Holy Ghost that these principles are from my Heavenly Father (God and that they are indeed true as I've seen the immense blessings that following these principles has brought into my life. I would ask anyone reading my profile to try living the teachings of our church and see if Heavenly Father (God) will not rain happiness and blessings down upon you and your family. I have received more blessings than I could have ever imagined, and it's because of my obedience to these principles. Initially, I had to put forth the effort to "try out" these principles, and I challenge everyone to do the same! :)

How I live my faith

I participate in my ward by serving and helping a group of men. As a part of my service, I participate in service projects and visit numerous families within our neighborhood. I try to help in any way I can, whether that's sharing a spiritual message or by helping a family move (that one happens quite a bit). :) My goal is to help others feel the love that I have for my Savior, Jesus Christ and that He has for them.

Are Mormons Christians?

Dan
You bet we are! :) If you walk into any of our meeting houses or temples you'll see real quick where our focus is. I believe in Jesus Christ and know that he is my Savior. I accept his teachings and I want to be like him. In everything I do, I try to contemplate the feelings of Christ and what he would have me do. He is our advocate with Heavenly Father and I love him for his willing sacrifice that he made so that everyone can return with our families to live with God. If being a Christian means believing in Christ and trying to follow his example, then you're looking at one! :) Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Dan
The Church is there to help families, period. Through welfare services, the Church provides the temporal items that many families need, especially children. However, it isn't just about providing these services to those in need, it's also about education. The Church expects welfare recipients to learn and grow in their ability to be self-reliant and care for their families. I have personally been on the receiving end of welfare services multiple times during my 10-year marriage. When life hands you a storm, it's comforting to know that the Church can help you ride it out. :) The Church welfare system is wonderful because each time I receive help, I am humbled and I inadvertently rekindle a desire to serve those around me in similar situations. What a great tool to help others look for ways to serve those around us. Pay it forward! :) Show more Show less