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Hi I'm Daniel

I was born and raised in Denmark, I study at the university and love languages and service. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young and current student from Denmark of speech and language pathology at the University of Copenhagen with a dream of one day going into applied linguistics. I have always enjoyed languages, history, social sciences, reading, exercising and traveling a lot. I also enjoy being creative and have a good laugh meanwhile whether it be through drawing, learning and imitating domestic or foreign accents or playing with words to express myself in new ways. I am open and honest about my LDS beliefs and I strive to the best of my ability to show my faith through my daily living. Throughout my whole life, I have loved serving and working in the Church and also had the opportunity to fulfill a mission in beautiful and sunny Greece and Cyprus in the Mediterranean. I love thinking and pondering deep as well as dealing with practical day to day issues on how to apply faith in one's life. As to my faith or views on life, you may at any time ask me anything. I am very open. I will happily respond and help, as best as I can and I would love it if we can draw new parallels between things and come to more understanding together!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church by both my parents in a good congregation. I grew up and I liked to attend but I wasn't quite sure at the time if it was something for me. When a series of challenges arose in my school life that were too big for me to overcome on my own, I felt a desire to establish a personal relation to God and see what the gospel could really do. I accepted the invitation given in the Book of Mormon about studying the scriptures and praying about them as a part of my daily routine. I decided to study and pray everyday for God to help me overcome the challenges and insecurities that I had. Gradually things started to clear up for me and I started feeling the Holy Ghost and God's love in a bigger and bigger measure. He blessed me with strenght so I could overcome my struggles and I had the recurring feeling that the gospel was true. I held on to and built on that experience as a base for my testimony (my conviction and feelings of the gospel) which has helped me in many situations since then. Why I am a Mormon? Its an up-going spiral of truth, faith, good works and keep trying time and time again with the help and love from God. Being a Mormon is the foundation of my life and who I am. Being a Mormon has changed and keeps changing my life. The principles and doctrine taught in the Church have constituted the foundation of my very own personal relation with my Father in Heaven and allowed us to work as a team. I am a Mormon because I love my God who is my Father in heaven. I am a Mormon because I feel the truth and happiness found in the gospel and my Heavenly Father's love deep inside my body cells.

How I live my faith

Throughout my whole life I have been blessed with opportunities to learn and live my faith on a day-to-day basis. I have been born and raised in the Church and been able to hold callings (or responsibilities) there for my whole life. Most of my callings have had something to do with overseeing and taking care of people, which I have come to love very much. I am currently serving as the Young Adult Representative in my Ward as well as a Temple Worker on a regular basis. I have earlier held callings as a full time volunteer missionary in the Greece Athens Mission as well as a teacher for both the young adults and 12-14 year old youth (referred to in the Church as 'deacons' and 'beehives'), which have been some of my favorite callings. My local congregation as well as the nearby temple (another building we consider the House of God) help me stay rooted, socially and spiritually engaged and feeling safe. I attend meetings there every Sunday and speak and teach and help out in the practical and spiritual administering of the Sacrament. My local congregation is quite international with many visitors, which means I have the priviledge of applying my passion for languages in simultaneous translation and conversation in a variety of languages. My biggest desire is for everyone to feel welcome in the Church. As previously mentioned, my specific responsibility is in overlooking and helping the young adults my age feel good and at home in the Church. I am very pleased with and grateful for that responsibility.