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Hi I'm David

I was born and raised in Indiana, I'm a husband, father, son, brother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Pendleton, Indiana and went to college at Ball State University, where I met my wife. Now my wife and I live in southern Indiana. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in French in 2010 and hope to become an interpreter/translator. Right now, I'm driving a semi truck. Growing up, I was active in Boy Scouts (I'm an Eagle Scout) and band (I play the trumpet). My hobbies include watching movies, traveling, family history work, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents both joined the church before they met, so I grew up in the church. Growing up, church wasn't a big deal to me - it was something that I guess I mostly took for granted. However, once I went away to college and didn't have my parents to make sure I went to church, I decided that I needed to find out for myself if the church was true. I decided to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it was true, as promised in Moroni 10:3-5. After almost two weeks of reading, I got the distinct answer that it was true and I would have known a long time ago if I had just asked. With this knowledge secure, I served a full-time mission to Montreal, Canada. The time I spent on my mission allowed me to help others develop faith in Jesus Christ, as well as strengthening my own. Once I returned from my mission, I met my wife at college. We got married in the Nauvoo Illinois Temple for time and all eternity. This is the ultimate goal of the gospel of Jesus Christ - through His gospel, families truly can be together forever, and not just until death. I've gained an even greater understanding and appreciation of God's love for me after having a son of my own. Having a forever family is one of the greatest blessings in my life and I'm so grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I try to live each day as an example of Christ through serving and showing love to those I meet. I am also a home teacher in my ward - this gives me the opportunity to visit families on a regular basis to see how they are doing, provide them with a spiritual message, and help them out in any way that I can.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Thomas S. Monson is the current prophet and President of the Church. He is God's mouthpiece on the earth today and provides revelation not just for the Church, but for the entire world. Having a prophet today allows us to know and understand God's will and better face the challenges that we encounter each day. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Faith in Jesus Christ can definitely influence any relationship in which we are involved - especially family relationships. In my marriage, I try to always remember that it's not just my wife and me, but the Lord as well. It's like a triangle with Christ at the top and my wife and I at the base. As my wife and I draw closer to the Lord, we draw closer to each other, and as we draw closer to each other, we draw closer to the Lord. This doesn't just apply to a marriage relationship, but to relationships we have with our parents, siblings, friends, and really anyone we know. Show more Show less