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Hi I'm Daniela

I grew up Oregon. I'm the oldest of five siblings. I'm a missionary, I love the rain, and I'm addicted to olives. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Guten Tag! My name is Daniela. I live in Oregon and unlike many out there the rain and grey are my fave. I grew up there with 4 younger siblings, 3 sisters and the youngest is my brother (poor kid). My dad is a Dentist here in town and grew up in the church, and my mother is a stay at home mom who excels at almost every talent there is and was converted to this church at the age of 11. I love to write, read, and I LOVE Family History. I could do it all day if given the choice. I began attending BYU-I in 2013 to study History Education; I want to teach European History one day. But I am not attending for the next year and a half as I am serving in the Germany Berlin mission. Until April 2016 I will be living in here in Germany, speaking German and teaching of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, and helping people to come nearer to our Savior. I love being a missionary. It has changed my life and has strengthened my testimony of the restored gospel. I love the people of Germany and it is now a huge part of my heart!

Why I am a Mormon

Being born into the church I guess this question is not as common as it is to someone who may have joined later in life. But I belong to the church because I know it is true with everything I am. I had to come to this knowledge on my own and it is something I am still learning everyday to love and to live. It is the true source of truth and light, and I cannot deny it. It is what has shown me where true happiness comes from and I have seen the blessings in my own life. I may have been born into a family of Mormons, but I choose to live it, think it, and love it everyday on my own. I know this is the true restored Church of Jesus Christ, because I have felt for myself the healing and comforting power of the Atonement that can only come through our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. This gospel is His gospel, and therefore it is the only true church.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by faith. The Book of Mormon speaks so often that it is only by Faith that miracles and answers are given, and it is only by Faith that we can live with our Father in Heaven again. I live my faith by trying to be happy and serving, even when it's most difficult as Faith without works is dead. I am by no means perfect nor have I perfected the art of living by faith and having it with me at all times and all places. But opening my scriptures every day, and truly relying on the Lord for all my trials and trusting him, has taught me better how to live by my faith. Especially as a missionary I have learned how to trust in the Lord, with hope, and then further act in Faith. I love the doctrine surrounding Hope and Faith and the happiness it can bring to our lives.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Daniela
YES! And it is any amazing thing!! If we truly believe that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. If we truly believe that God loves us and wants us to live with Him again; then we MUST believe that He has not stopped talking to us and guiding us by Prophets. A living Prophet is a guidance and a blessing in our lives just as it was in the days of Moses, Abraham, and other Prophets we read of in the Bible. Our Prophet is not only a good man, but I know that He tells us what God needs us to hear and that is his mouthpiece, and that God himself has chosen Him for this time to lead his people. God loves us yesterday, now, and forever. Why would he stop speaking to us? Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Daniela
As a missionary I do this every day! Our purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. We truly love to help other come nearer to Christ and we fulfill this purpose by teaching others about the Restoration of the Gospel through Joseph Smith, and also the great Plan of Salvation that God prepared for us. We are there to answer questions, and be guides to those who are searching for the truth. Show more Show less