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Hi I'm Dan

I grew up in South Carolina. My two sons served missions in Thailand and Argentina and we got to visit both. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a retired banker with 28 years behind me but with a family still growing and getting educated, I have continued to work with different industries for the last 10 years and hope to continue for a few more. I am old enough to retire but have good health and want to stay in the work force for as long as I can do so. I joined the church after my oldest son served his mission and our family had a chance to visit the people of Thailand where he served. I saw the good work that the missionaries and the church had done and continue to do all over the world and I decided that I wanted to be part of that effort.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a family man and was converted to the church based primarily upon the teachings of the Plan of Salvation. I believe that families are forever and that our Heavenly Father loved us enough to sacrifice his only begotten Son to allow us through our own free will to be like the Savior and return to live with Him someday.

How I live my faith

I have had several callings related to young men, scouts and other ward responsibilities. It's very rewarding to see young people developing into fine men and women and to participate in their development and guidance is a gift in itself.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Dan
Because all who have lived on the earth have not had the opportunity to be baptized by proper authority during life on earth, baptisms may be performed by proxy, meaning a living person may be baptized in behalf of a deceased person. Baptisms for the dead are performed by Church members in temples throughout the world. It's a wonderful comfort to those who lose young children who haven't been baptised. Show more Show less