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Hi I'm Daniel Anaya

I live in sunny Southern California! I'm an artist, musician, future-engineer, I love sports and am a great friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm Daniel Anaya! Right now I'm serving a full-time mission in Little Rock Arkansas. I grew up in Southern California, in the East Los Angeles suburb of Whittier. I grew up in a family of achievers. Whether it was music, art, computers, sports, or anything else, my parents always rooted for us and believed in us kids. In middle school I grew up playing the violin, guitar, and ukulele. I swim, run, and I love playing sports like Football, Basketball, and Baseball. As a kid, I always dreamed about inventing and creating things to help other people. Whether it was mechanical limbs, eco-cars, or robotic assistants, I wanted to make things that would improve the lives of others. I plan on pursuing that dream by going to college and learning everything I can about how things work. I recently have found a passion in sketching and photography. I love being able to put the things in my mind down on paper.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, my family wasn't the "perfect" family. To put it short, I know what it's like to sit in a court room as a kid. I know what's it like to hear your parents yelling at each other daily. I know what it's like to live with other relatives, because of a broken home. Growing up, I was in and out of church. I had many different influences in my life. I looked at adults and others around me and I tried to find what it was that made people happy. I realized that the people around me who were happy, where the ones where the parents assisted each other instead of fought. Where the family did things together. Where they helped each other. More than anything, though, I saw that the happy families were centered on God. So I prayed. I prayed and prayed. As I kept praying, I began to see my prayers answered. I worked harder in school. I tried harder to get along with my siblings. I always tried to help other people when I could. Many people helped along the way. Bishops, family friends, relatives, and it took a lot of effort on behalf of my parents, siblings, and me. We began to return to church. My parents always had faith and a testimony of this church, even when times got tough. I have never harbored anger or disappointment towards any of my family members, especially my parents. I have seen that through the teachings of Jesus Christ in his restored church my family has once again been united. I still have both my parents, and all my siblings. Too many of my prayers have been answered to discount the validity of this church, or the reality that God exists. However, the reason I truly have a testimony of this church is because of one simple book. The Book of Mormon is the evidence of everything this church claims. I read it, daily. I poured my heart and soul into knowing if it was truly God's word. Then I asked God in humble prayer if this book was truly divine. He gave me an answer. I know this church is true. I know Jesus Christ is my Savor.

How I live my faith

I spend my time answering questions investigators have about the church. I enjoy company, and try my best to entertain and educate at the same time.