Hi I'm David
I paint fine art in oils. I volunteer many times a month for local Red Cross family disasters. I repair and rebind old books at a family history library. I collect old books. I was a U.S. Air Force F4 fighter navigator/weapons system operator. I teach a class on writing your own personal history. I have five married children and seventeen grandchildren.
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised a Mormon. I needed to find out if everything I learned about Mormons was true. I checked out all the sources I could find. There were lots of strange stories out there but I knew my parents and relatives weren't weird so as a young man I finally read the Book of Mormon and prayed. My prayer was answered and my prayers have continued to be since then.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
I went on a mission at nineteen years of age to tell people that a living prophet was on the earth. I also wanted to be like the returned missionaries I knew and admired. So some of my motivation was a bit selfish. I am now retired and submitting paperwork to serve another mission. This time on a mission my wife and I want to share what happiness living the gospel has brought to us and our family. We want to make a difference in peoples lives who might be struggling with this earthly test. Our effort and the gospel will make a difference.
How I live my faith
I visit four widows at least every month at the local retirement center. I served as the local Mormon Bishop for five years. Now I teach a Sunday School class. I am now headed to Zambia to share how Christ's atonement can bring peace.