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Hi I'm Daniel

I'm from Arizona, I was adopted, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grown up in a small town my entire life. I enjoy creative writing; poetry, short stories, novels, the works. I've always wanted to travel the world and not feel tied down to any one place, and I hope that my future years as an adult help me do that. I try to keep an open mind about all faiths, cultures, political backgrounds, and the like. I've always felt inclined to support the underdogs, and help the people around me to the best of my ability.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I would not be alive without the gospel. I am a Mormon because if the Lord loves me enough to die for me, than it would be foolish, even cruel, for me to not be completely devoted to Him. I am a Mormon because I want to spread the light that I have been given, and help others see their value, and their worth. "If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain... or help one fainting robin into his nest again, then I shall not live in vain." - Emily Dickens I am a Mormon because if He can mend my heart, he can mend anyone else's.

How I live my faith

I haven't always been Mormon. A good portion of my formative years were spent going to a non-denominational Christian church. I see now that that was a stepping stone for me to find the Lord. Due to a rough childhood and early background, my self-esteem hasn't always been the best. Sometimes I feel so small compared to the rest of the world, but I know that isn't how my Heavenly Father sees me. I know that I am a child of God, and that he loves me infinitely, as he does every single other person on this Earth. It will always be a goal of mine to help those who feel the same way I sometimes do to see that Christ will never forsake them. That our Heavenly Father cares about them so infinitely, and that nothing could ever change that. Matthew 11:28 quotes Christ saying "Come unto me, all ye that labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest". There is no exclusion to those words. There are no if's, and's, or but's.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Daniel
We came here to experience everything we need to in order to "inherit all that my Father hath". We came here not only to return to live with Him, but to become like Him. We came here to experience trials, to grow from things that we could not have experienced before we were put here on the Earth. Pain, sorrow, suffering, regret, they are all horrible, horrible things, but they are all (sadly) necessary to become more like Him. D+C 29:39 says "And it must needs be that the devil should tempt the children of men, or they could not be agents unto themselves; for if they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet—" We can experience happiness without loss, but how much happier are we when those shackles are loosed and our hearts are lifted? Show more Show less