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Hi I'm Daniel Bluhm

I'm a Student. I am a programmer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am student at Brigham Young University but I grew up in Kansas. There I grew up with the Boy Scouts program and was blessed with the opportunity to attend good schools. Boy Scouts taught me to love the outdoors and the beauty of nature and the beauty of this Earth. I love camping and hiking and just being outside when I'm not pursuing my interest in computers. As a student in middle school, I discovered programming and computers and it became my passion for the rest of my life. Before leaving high school, I had the chance to take part in two internships working with computers, web development, and general programming and I've loved the challenge and skills that I've developed through computers. I have a large family, by many people's standards: I have two elder brothers, two older sisters, and one younger sister, totaling to six children in my family. My parents raised us all well in a home where all of our needs were cared for. My two older sisters are married and have children of their own. I have three nephews and I love spending time with them and caring for them. Their innocence and the happiness that they bring to me fortify my ability to endure through the challenges of life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a family already strong in the church. When I was eight years-old, I chose to be baptized and become a member of the church. Through my youth I was active in the church and I've always attended church and participated in all the youth activities. I always loved going to church and I loved how it made me feel: at church, I felt loved and cared for and at peace no matter what trials or turmoil I happened to be going through at the time. However, it wasn't really until I got older and left for college, living on my own, that I truly became converted to the church. Before, I had always relied on my parents for many things. They provided for my physical needs but I also relied on them for my spiritual needs. They'd take me to church and help me overcome my doubts and fears; but, when I left them, I was left to make the decision for myself whether or not I'd continue to attend church, fulfill my church responsibilities, and live by the commandments of God. I chose to keep going to church and do everything I was supposed to and, as I did, I saw immense blessings and change in my life. I am far happier than I've ever been before. When I am facing challenges, I find strength in myself beyond my capacity to bear. I have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that the things I learn in church, the words I read from the scriptures, and the lifestyle I choose to live are from God and are true and righteous. I love the Church. I know it is the Church of God on the Earth and i know that He restored the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ through His servant, Joseph Smith. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that, through its teachings, we can draw closer to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Here in a college ward (area), the opportunities for service and fulfilling leadership roles are many. I've had the opportunity to serve as a second counselor or adviser and also secretary to the president of our men's group which we commonly call Elder's Quorum. As the presidency, we planned activities and sought after the welfare of the men put under our care. We also coordinated what we call Home Teaching, visiting every member of the ward and ensuring they are helped when needed, uplifted when feeling down, and just in general being their friend. I also serve as Family Home Evening Group leader, or, as it is lovingly referred to as by members of college wards, Pa. In college, as we are all away from home, we get together with other members and play games and cook meals and share church principles with each other once a week. I truly love being a part of planning our activities and having fun and growing with those I've been called to serve. It is also my opportunity to serve a formal mission for the Church. I've been brought so much happiness through being a member of the Church and I am so grateful to be able to share this happiness with others. I've been called in the Korea Seoul Mission and I cannot wait to serve God's Children there.