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Hi I'm Dave Richards

I'm a triathlete and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I graduated from college a few years ago and now help businesses advertise online. I love to travel and have put myself in some pretty tight spots. When it comes to interests, I usually overwhelm myself, lets just say sports, outdoors, arts, and pretty much anything you can major in.

Why I am a Mormon

It's very simple, I listened to the principles of the restored gospel as they were taught by the LDS Church, and I read the Book of Mormon. I gained a personal witness of its validity from much study and prayer. This was a time when I was a young teenager I wanted to know more about the realness of God and his plan for me. This church gave me an important direction in life. I've been a Mormon for 17 years and it has given me the best 17 years I could ever ask for.

How I live my faith

Currently, I attend a singles ward, where I meet with other single young adults around my age. Sundays are rewarding, and a good change of pace. I listen to talks and discussions about Christ's gospel that that further enrich my gospel knowledge and faith. I also get to enjoy catching up with other church members - finding out about a new hobby or planning out the next movie night. Most of the members in my ward have a good sense of humor, so I stay entertained.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Dave Richards
This may be the one answer I feel the strongest resolution. Simply put, this life is a time for us to prove ourselves to God and choose to become like our Heavenly Father. We are eternal spirits that have the opportunity of receiving a body and being tested if we will choose good or evil. Surely we will error, but through experience and making amends of our wrongs, we learn to become like God. Fortunately, our Heavenly Father is loving and decided that we shouldn't go through this life alone. He organized that the natural order of entering and leaving this life is within the relationship of a loving family. Those family relationships are eternal and will continue after this life. Though life isn't ideal for anybody, or any family perfect, Jesus Christ knows our pains and can compensate for any imperfection. Show more Show less