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Hi I'm Danny

I'm from West Yorskshire, England. I am a Theology student, an amateur astronomer, and a Leeds United Fan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to the lovely Sarah. We were married in 2010 and have been blessed with a daughter named Ruby. We live in West Yorkshire in the North of England. I am a Theology student and my wife holds a degree in Fashion Design. I have previously worked for a media company where I was the editor of a magazine and a radio presenter and producer. I also worked in television filming and production, which was great fun! I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in March 2009 and it was the best decision I have ever made! Sarah and I thoroughly enjoy living our lives as Latter-day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Roman Catholic family and we attended church when I was very young, however gradually we stopped attending. For as long as I can remember I have always believed that God exists. From a young age I began to feel that the Catholic faith wasn't right for me. As I grew older and went through high school I became disillusioned with religion and carried on living a so called "normal" teenage life and I made plenty of mistakes and went down many wrong paths. In the back of my mind though, I still knew that God was there, somewhere! I began to attend different churches and to study them. Eventually however, after receiving no real satisfaction from this I again gave up on religion and returned to my old ways. Then, in early 2009 I stumbled across the websites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I had never really heard anything about this church or its teachings. I was curious and so ordered a free copy of The Book of Mormon, however, I never read it. The more I was learning from the Church websites, the more intrigued I became. I eventually contacted the missionaries and told them I wanted to find out more. Eventually the missionaries arranged to visit and began teaching me. What stood out to me most was what they asked me to do. They asked me to do something that nobody from any of the other churches I had visited had, and that was to pray and ask God himself if the Book of Mormon is true and if what they had taught me was true. I began to do that and it felt good, but then one particular night after reading the introduction to the Book of Mormon, I knelt in prayer and asked God; "is this book really from you, is it true?" "Was Joseph Smith a real prophet?" "Is this the true church of Jesus Christ?" "Have the missionaries taught me the truth?" "Is Thomas Monson a living prophet?" God answered my prayer that night! I had a very real, personal and sacred experience. I knew that the answer to all my questions was simply, yes.

How I live my faith

I strive to imitate Christ's example and to keep his commandments. I try to immerse myself in the service of others, the Book of Mormon tells us: "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." I find joy in attending Church meetings regularly with my family where we learn and grow together in the gospel. I partake of the sacrament each Sunday, this is an opportunity to remember the Saviour Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice. It is also a time for me to renew the covenants I made at baptism. Through partaking of the sacrament worthily we can be forgiven of our mistakes. I love to visit the Temple, it is a wonderful place where the richest blessings are promised and sacred ordinances are performed for both the living and the dead. In the Temple my wife and I were sealed together for eternity, this ordinance also applies to our daughter and our future children. Because of the Temple of the Lord we are an eternal family. I try to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I have received so many wonderful blessings and want others to have the happiness that I have gained. It is important to me to share my testimony of the Saviour, his Church, his Prophets and his work being carried out on the earth today. I visit other members of the Church to teach, and encourage them. I find doing this builds close friendships and in turn strengthens and uplifts me.