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Hi I'm Dan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Colleen and I have entered our empty-nest years and are happy grandparents. We enjoy serving in our Stake Young Single Adult Branch. I work as a chemical engineer, and as a hobby, I enjoy playing the bagpipes.

Why I am a Mormon

I am convinced eternity with my sweetheart is an essential to having the happiness described in Heaven. I am also convinced that eternity without my sweetheart would be characteristic of a hell. This church is the only one in the world that claims to have the authority to seal husband to wife and parents to children both on earth and in heaven for all eternity. This authority to seal or "bind", was given to the apostle Peter by Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:18 - 19), but was lost after those apostles were killed. As it was prophesied in the Bible that were would be a falling away, a restoration in the latter-days was also prophesied. I am convinced both from spiritual, personal affirming feelings, as well as logically in my head, that this Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the result of that restoration by the Lord, Jesus Christ. This church was not just started by a charismatic person with new ideas, or a group of people that decided to break with an existing Church; but has an amazing story that includes Heavenly visitations, miracles, revelations, and angels restoring priesthood keys and authorities. Though the story sounds outlandish, anything less would be a church of man, and not a church of God. A church of man is not enough.

How I live my faith

I make promises (covenants) to my Heavenly Father, and he has made promises to me. Because these covenants were made through His authority, I can have an extremely strong faith in his promises. Of course, his promised blessings are contingent upon my keeping my promises to Him to keep His commandments. Sometimes I mess up. But Jesus' Christ's sacrifice not only brought about the resurrection, but also made repentance and cleansing from sin possible. I can never be grateful enough for Him.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Dan
Joseph Smith was the person, who as a young man, our Heavenly Father called as a prophet to bring about the Restoration of the Fullness of the Gospel. Show more Show less