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Hi I'm Danny

I work at the Piggly Wiggly, I have a great wife, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in South Carolina, and because of my career in the grocery business, I've been all around the country. But, through the years, I've found my way back home to the Palmetto State. I enjoy everything I did in Boy Scouts: camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and just being in the great outdoors. I'm also a sports fan, through and through. I have five children, and three-and-a-half step children (one's not mine, but should be)! I love my amazing wife: she's the kind that takes care of everyone, and thinks of them first. She's a wonderful example of Christlike service.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, I rested on the testimony of my parents. However, as I reached my teens, I started to think about leaving that "straight and narrow path." One day, during early morning seminary (scripture class), my bishop pulled me aside and talked to me. He had a story for me: years ago, he had received a call from a woman in the ward (congregation), asking for a blessing. She was pregnant, and was having feelings that the baby she was carrying was going to "be trouble someday." The bishop gave her a blessing, telling her that her baby would face temptations and problems like the rest of us, but he'd be all right. The bishop then let me know that the woman was my mother, and I was the baby she was worried about. From that point on, I stopped relying on my parents for my testimony, and started building my own. Now, when I have a question, or I start to doubt, I just talk to my Heavenly Father about it, and He lets me know that what I'm doing is the right thing, and that I'm in the right place. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, and His church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, make me happy.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite things to do is to participate in missionary work. You know those two guys with the ties and nametags? I love to go with them and teach people about the Gospel. When they teach people, they can the feel the Spirit of God telling them that what they are hearing is true. I get that feeling too, and I love to be a part of it. EVERY SINGLE time the missionaries tell the story of Joseph Smith, I get a "heart punch" from the Spirit, letting me know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I also love going to the Temple. There's no better place on earth to feel close to God. It's truly the Lord's house, and you can get a little taste of Heaven in there. The questions of where I came from, what I'm doing here, and where I'm going are silently answered by the Holy Ghost in the Lord's Temple. Every week, my family holds what's called Family Home Evening. We get together one night, and have scripture study, sing hymns, have a lesson, play games, and even treats, when my wife lets me. Family Home Evening keeps my family safe spiritually, and brings us closer together. Isn't that what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is for?