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Hi I'm Daniel Burrola

I'm from Tucson, Arizona I just graduated high school and have been called as a missionary to the Portugal, Lisbon mission

About Me

I live in Tucson, Arizona and I am 18 years old and I have just graduated from Sabino High school. I have been called as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints to the Portugal Lisbon mission. I am super excited to be able to learn Portuguese and to be able to teach the people of Portugal of the true restored gospel. I already know english and Spanish and i'm excited to learn a new language. I know it is going to be hard to serve a mission. I know that there will be a lot of obstacles while i'm serving a mission, but i know with the help of God i can do anything He needs me to do. If I rely on him then He will be my constant companion.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason why I am mormon is because I know that this church is the only true church on the face of the earth. I have been mormon all my life, but just because I have been a mormon all my life doesn't mean I didn't need to know for myself that this church was true. I had to ask myself the question of "is this church really true?" From I learned that God loves us and he wants us (his children) to communicate with him, and that way is through prayer. So I began by asking God if the church was true. At first I didn't receive an answer to my question I wanted to know real bad but as I prayed I still didn't receive an answer. So i began to read the book of mormon and pray after I read to know if this book was true, I still didn't receive an answer. It wasn't until I finished reading the book until I received the answer I was looking for. When I finally read the last chapter of the Book of Mormon I got on my knees and began to offer up the desires of my heart to God, and when I asked God is the Book of Mormon was true I received my answer. I remembered I felt peaceful and had a warm feeling in my heart. I felt that God told me that I already knew the Book of Mormon is true, and by knowing that I know that this Church is true. It was a feeling that I could not deny that these things were true. From that moment on I knew for a FACT that this is the only true church on the earth. And thats why i want to serve a mission so that others can know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in these latter days, That this church will bring TRUE happiness, unlike you have felt before. That this church has the power and authority so that families can be together forever. I am so thankful and blessed to be able to be a member of this church and I am a mormon so that I can share this happiness I have to everyone I come in contact with.

How I live my faith

I attend a small Spanish speaking branch in Tucson, Arizona. In that branch I had the opportunity to serve as Teachers Quorum President and be the 1st Assistant to the President. Having these callings has given me the opportunity to get to know the youth better. I was able to make life long friends that encourage me to be the best person i can be. By my service towards them I was able to strengthen my testimony as I help strengthen theirs. Through these callings i was able to become a better teacher. As i taught them the gospel to the youth I was able to learn more about the gospel and apply it more in my life, and as i applied the gospel more in my life i was able to become a better teacher and be able to teach the youth of how the gospel has blessed me and has helped me in my life. Being able to have the opportunity to prepare to serve a mission has blessed my life and the lives of the youth. As i have been preparing to serve as a missionary I have been able to be an example to the youth. Through my obedience to keep the commandments of God I was able to be an example and help the youth as they prepare to be a missionary.