Hi I'm David
I am a Gay Mormon, a political-junkie, a huge reader, a tech-nerd and a broadway geek. I love all things C.S. Lewis and I have a voracious mind that seeks after truth and knowledge. I have made my life an open book so go ahead, sit-down and ask me anything.
Why I am a Mormon
While I was raised in the Church, I never really believed in the gospel of Jesus Christ until I was 19, in a small room in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. I had been struggling with my spiritual and sexual identities had spent a great deal of time trying to believe in Christ. I would often wander the National Portrait Gallery on my lunch break as it was close to my office. One day I turned a corner and saw a portrait of Joseph Smith and I was struck with such a sense of worthlessness because here I was at 19 with no clue God existed while Joseph, at 14, had prayed to know and because of his faith, had seen God and his son Jesus Christ. I immediately went into a small room off ot the side and knelt down on one of the benches and began to pray to the unknown saying "God, if you even exist, I need your help. I am lost and confused and I feel all alone. Are you real or just a creation of man?" Instantly I felt a warmth fill my entire being. It wasn't my body that felt warm but rather my soul as it was touched by a spirit that I had known before. It was if I had been homesick for all these years for a place I didn't remember knowing and the spirit felt like finally coming home. That warmth of the spirit embraced my entire being and every fiber of my soul and confirmed that God did live, his Son Jesus Christ did atone for our sins and that Joseph Smith did see them both and translate the Book of Mormon. That testimony is undeniable and it is the truth of the gospel felt in that moment that I believe in that makes me a Mormon.
What is hope and what do you hope for?
Hope is a fundamental facet of finding joy in Christ. Hope gives us a goal to reach for, something to focus on as we try our best to progress in this life. I hope for more light, more truth, and more knowledge in my life. I hope that I will find that answers to the unknown questons. I hope to have the Holy Ghost guide my path in the way the Lord would want me to go. And most of all, I hope to find the love of my life & start a family with them.
How I live my faith
Officially I serve as a Home Teaching District Leader. This means that I make sure that a core chunk of the members of my congregation are being visited by their assigned home teachers. This acts as a tool to make sure that everyone within the congregation can find the support they need when they need it. Unofficially I serve as a spokesperson for other LGBT Mormons. I work consistently answering questions about the Church's stance on homosexuality all the time. If you have a question or would like to know more, follow the links on the right to find me. I will always try to answer your questions to the best of my personal and unofficial ability