His conversion story is an inspiration to missionaries and reminds them to bring investigators ask friends to join them in the lessons. Elder Yirenya-Tawiah was invited to hear the discussions by his friend who was being taught by the missionaries. He studied the Church for a year and during that time fell in love with the Book of Mormon. Throughout that year, many teams of missionaries taught him but it was not until one team challenged him to pray and fast that his conversion went from an intellectual one where he was not preparing for baptism to a spiritual one in which he asked the missionaries to set up his baptism. He reflected that "it is not enough to have good discussions but rather missionaries must see that the investigator has a spiritual connection."
After his baptism in 1988 at the age of 22, Elder Yirenya-Tawiah earned his bachelor’s degree in planning in 1992 from a university in Kumasi and a master’s degree in development planning in 1996 from the University of London in the UK. He began his career with the Environmental Protection Council, and has also worked with PAB Development Consultants Services, the British Council in Accra, and PBS Consulting Services.
Today he is the area physical facilities manager for the Church in West Africa. Elder .Daniel Yirenya-Tawiah was born in Kete-Krachi, Volta Region, Ghana on November 14, 1966. He married Dzidzo Regina Agudogo in July 1997. Elder Yirenya-Tawiah introduced his wife to the gospel and they were sealed in the Johannesburg South Africa Temple on September 18, 2001. They are the parents of four children and reside in Accra, Ghana. He loves to read – particularly leadership books and the scriptures. As a youth he loved to play football.