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Hi I'm Dane

I grew up in a small town in central Utah. I enjoy good hard work, rock climbing, canyoneering, and fourwheeling, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

On my 11th birthday I broke my tibia (shin bone). It was a compound fracture. I have since then had 10 surgeries for one reason or another. They had to do surgery after the initial time to re-brake it to get it to mend straight. The rest of the surgeries happened because the leg I broke ended up being longer then the other one. It also got infected twice. The 10 surgeries took place over a 6 year period, and today all I have to show is a bunch of scars. I am continually grateful that God blessed me to be able to fully recover from that so I can still have a very active life style. I enjoy rock climbing, rappelling, conyoneering (doing slot canyons), mountain biking, snow boarding, four-wheeling, hunting, swing dancing (really any ballroom I can get, I've just learned mostly swing), line dancing, ultimate Frisbee, long distance running (including bare foot running), and making connections with people. I find the history of the U.S. fascinating and the principles this country was founded on are profound. I love having book discussions or really any good discussion. I was home schooled till high school. I went to a liberal arts leadership high school and I love the things I learned there and the people I met.

Why I am a Mormon

The Gospel has made a huge difference in my life and it continues to each and every day. I grew up in the church, but I have studied it out myself, praying and asking, and I have found it to be true. I continue in the church because I can see how it positively influences my life. It brings me happiness, and when life is less then happy, it gives me comfort. I do not know what I would do without the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in everything I do. The scriptures say that all good things are of God, so I always strive to do good. I am always working on improving myself. As I've been able to learn from books, people, and seminars I have noticed that each principle on how to live a good, healthy, and successful life are reflected in the gospel. Every time I learn a new concept/principle/mentoring tool I look for the evidence of the truth in it. I can always find it in the scriptures or the patterns and ideas that the church uses. This is because of the fullness of the gospel (truth) that the Church contains.