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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father of one daughter, and grandfather ("Guppy") of two grandchildren. I am grateful to have come from a Roman Catholic background and education. It provided me with a wonderful Christian basis from which to search for more detailed answers to my questions about the nature of God, the afterlife, the Savior's atonement and more. How grateful I am to Connie W., a co-worker of the same age as me, who introduced the Restored Gospel to me when I was in High School. We both worked in a small theater in Arvada, Colorado, USA in the mid-70's. She lived standards such as modesty at a time when mini-skirts were all the rage. She stuck to her principles and standards when none around her had but few. I have tried to find Connie, and can't. But I am eternally grateful for that wonderful member missionary.

Why I am a Mormon

Because a loving Heavenly Father sent His Son to atone for our sins. Because a wonderful member-missionary, also a teen-aged person like myself at the time, loved me enough (despite how obnoxious and rude I was to her) to share the fullness of the Restored Gospel with me. Because I read the Book of Mormon and as I was doing so one day, the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) bore powerful witness to me that the book is true - and from God - and that this Church is the only Church acknowledged by the Savior as His own. Because I love life and want to live it to its fullest.

How I live my faith

I love my wife, my daughter and her family. Without that love of family our religion would be pointless. I love my Heavenly Father and His son, my Savior, Jesus Christ. Without them, there would be no Christianity, let alone a Restoration of the fullness of the Gospel and Priesthood authority. I serve where I am called to serve in the church. I really do love my neighbors and seek after their best interest. We let them know we are "Mormons" and give them discrete opportunities to learn more. So far, nobody has asked to have visits from the missionaries, but we are friends nonetheless (perhaps even better friends because they know we are Mormon and care about them genuinely) and I really hope someday soon they will respond to the message of the Savior through divinely authorized servants.

What is being a Mormon like?

For me, being a member of the LDS Church is like a preview of Heaven itself. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Yes, a husband and wife (and their children and grand-children with them) can be together forever, by obedience to the laws and ordinances established by our Father in Heaven, and through repentance (on a daily basis - at least for me) which leads to forgiveness through the Atonement of the Savior both in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. Finally, because of the fact that the Savior, Jesus Christ, broke the bonds of death with His own resurrection, ALL people will be resurrected. Show more Show less