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Hi I'm Danie Allen

I'm a competitive swimmer. I'm in high school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Danie and I am fourteen years old. Big parts of my life include swimming, piano, student council, and my religion. I want to grow up and be a sty-at-home mom, and then work as a family lawyer. I really want to attend BYU with an undergraduate in Journalism and then go to law school.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the happiness I am blessed with because of it. I was born into Mormonism, but it has been my choice to continue with it and I never regret it. Even though I live very differently than my peers and those around me, I love this gospel and I wish everyone had it. I know Joseph Smith was the prophet of the Restoration and I know he saw what he saw.I know that we have a Father in Heaven that knows us perfectly and wants what is best for His children. I know our Savior, Jesus Christ did die on the cross and I know that he was resurrected. I know that through the power of the atonement imperfect souls like me can be saved. I know that these things are true through prayer and revelation.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through many ways, and I used to be president over the Beehives, or 12-13 year old girls. I love teaching others about the gospel and discussing the teachings of Jesus Christ!

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Danie Allen
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. We believe that God created two different genders on purpose and that they each have different rols in the ome. Husbands and fathers sacred responsibility is to hold the Priesthood and provide for his family. A wife and mother's duty is to nurture and care for her children. These roles are so important. Sister Linda K Burton says that men and women are like hands; similar, but opposite, and work much better when used together, as a team. We believe that families need a father and a mother because of their sacred roles in the home, and without both of them, it is incomplete. We also believe that we are all sons and daughters of God, making us brothers and sisters. We believe that we need to show love and serve everyone, no matter what. Jesus Christ was the perfect example of this. Even though we do not support same-sex marriage, we do not love others who do any less. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Danie Allen
Faith believing in something that you can't see. Sometimes people mistakenly refer to it as "blind obedience", but that just isn't the case. Faith continues to grow through nourishment, which includes things like studying the scriptures and praying. Faith also means showing that you believe in something and that you are devoted. To me, faith is kind of like an instinct. You don't necessarily know how to explain it, you jut know it's true. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Danie Allen
LDS lifestyle is similar, but not the same as that of others. I wake up every morning, say my prayers, read scriptures (either in the morning in the night, but I try to get it in at some point), and then head off to seminary. I end the day saying my prayers and reading my scriptures. On Sundays I go to Church and other Church meetings. Sundays to us are days to spend with our families and draw closer to Christ (hymns, scriptures, Church, etc.). On Monday nights, families meet together for Family Home Evening (FHE). In these meetings, we have a lesson about a certain gospel principle. These help us learn more about the gospel but also draw closer as a family. For most wards, mutual meets Wednesday evening. Mutual is a weekly organized activity for all of the youth, ages 12-18, to meet together. Some mutual activities I recall are making ice cream sculptures, playing "Where's Waldo?" at the mall, bringing cookies to a family who was going through a rough time, and many other uplifting activities. The Church does change our lifestyles, but it is definitely for the better. Show more Show less