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Hi I'm Dane

I'm from Orem Utah. I love to ski, eat, and read. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Dane. I have eight siblings...yeah I can't believe it either....and I come from a long Mormon heritage. (My great-something or others were Mormons and helped settle Utah.) To name a few of my hobbies: I am an avid reader and a budding writer, especially when it comes to fiction or history. I love the outdoors and enjoy skiing, running, camping, and most sports unless they break your femur. I love food, both preparing it and eating it, and I thoroughly enjoy singing and I play the trombone. After I serve a Two Year LDS Mission in the Philippines, I hope to major in History and become a teacher. (Well at least that's the plan right now but two years is a long time so we'll see). I just graduated high school and am ready to take life on.

Why I am a Mormon

My Conversion Story: I grew up in the Latter-day Saint gospel. My parents and my family were all members and they taught me what being a latter day saint was. I assumed that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the true church just because my parents said so. When I was thirteen, however, I started to really ask why I was a member. How did I know it was true? That was a question I struggled with. I believed,hoped and even assumed it was true. My parents told me it was true. But I, myself as an individual conscious identity, did not know if it was true. I didn't have that testimony that comes from reading The Book of Mormon. So I read the book cover to cover, it was the first time I had ever done so. As I read, I felt as though I was being told it was true. I felt like someone was next to me advocating it truth and confirming that, yes this book is another actual testament of Christ. Joseph Smith did not make this up, this was not the product of some long winded delusion, this was truth. It felt true, it resonated with me. My words don't do justice what I felt. But this much I can say. The Book of Mormon is another testament that Jesus is the Christ and that through Jesus Christ we can all be washed clean of our sins and imperfections and become better people in whatsoever good cause we pursue. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of god and that when anyone, despite their religious background, reads that book they will feel closer to god.

How I live my faith

I have lived my faith by getting involved in Boy Scouts. I'm almost and Eagle Scout and I help in scouting our neighborhoods scouting program. I also visit people in our neighborhood, one of whom suffers from health issues. I want to make sure they are loved and cared for. Probably the biggest thing I do to live my faith is my preparation to serve a Two-Year LDS Mission in the Philippines . An LDS Mission is where I go and serve in the community's i live in and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

When I think about God I often think about fatherhood. God is just that, a kind loving parent. Only its better because he is perfect and knows exactly whats right for us. He wants us to succeed and he is very involved in each of our lives. Yours, mine, and the guy down the street. True, just like a loving parent he may feel the need to reprimand us or allow bad things to happen. He can't always let us have things our way or have things be ideal. But, he is willing to help us through any of our problems. So long as we are willing to listen. Show more Show less

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

If Mormon Missionary visits your home he or she will start off by asking you questions about your family, religious views, and other background information. It is important to the Mormon Missionary to know a little bit about your background so he or she can best determine what is of interest to you about the church. The lessons are primarily to educate, letting the listener make the final decision on what he or she wants to do as a result of what he or she has learned. He or she will probably start what is commonly known as Lesson 1: The Restoration. The Restoration lesson covers some basic points of why our church differs from others and where it emerged from. Questions like "who is Joseph Smith? "Who is Mormon?" are good questions to ask in this lesson. The next lesson, Lesson 2: Plan of Salvation covers what Mormons believe is God's Plan for his children. Why we are Here? Where are we Going? etc. Lesson 3 The Gospel of Jesus Christ, answers in greater depth some principles in Lesson 2. Such as: "What does God really expect of me?" "How do I become a member of Gods church?" Topics such as Faith, Repentance, Baptism, The Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End will be covered in this lesson. Lesson 4: Commandments, goes into deeper depth about what God expects us to do while we are on Earth and why God expects and wants us to do those things. Lesson 5: Laws and Ordinances, the final lesson, goes into depth about what one does after becoming a member of the Mormon Church. Show more Show less