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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Virginia in a strong Southern Baptist, evangelical family. I'm a married father of seven. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a big sports fan of all the Washington DC sport teams. I especially love basketball and have enjoyed passing my love of basketball onto my 5 sons who also love the sport. I've coached or watched more basktball games than I could ever possibly count.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Virginia in a family with a strong conviction and testimony of Jesus Christ. We attended the Southern Baptist faith. I obtained a testimony of Jesus Christ as a young adult and continued in the protestant faith. I converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 40 years old. I was shocked when the Holy Ghost revealed to me the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon from my discussion with some Sister Missionaries. Through this church and its teachings, I have grown much closer in my relationship with Jesus Christ and His Atonement. If anyone wants to become closer to Christ, this is the church for you!

How I live my faith

My family and I attend church every Sunday. Sunday is a special day in our family as we try to keep all of our activities limited to things that honor the family or honor God on this special day. We don't work or shop on this day, and the kids do not play any organized sports on this day. After church we have a family dinner were we all can spend time together. We will also spend some time reading the Scriptures together as a family. Some of us may take a nap on this day as well. Sometime we may visit other families on Sunday just to see how they are doing, Sunday is a special day for us and unlike any other day of the week.

What is being a Mormon like?

David
People ask me if I'm still Christian...I'm more of a Christian now than I have ever been. My love for our Savior and his Atonement has grown stronger and stronger with my conversion. One of the greatest reasons for being here on earth is to "have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25). Personal prayer, scripture study, and attending church helps us better understand that the best way to find joy and happiness in this life is to know about Our Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to strive to keep God's "law" (Proverbs 29:18). Families are an essential part of God's Plan and much of how we live focuses on our families. We want to share the happiness we enjoy with everyone we can through service, missionary work, and contributing to society. Show more Show less