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Hi I'm David

I am a Reliable Technology Consultant and I am a Mormon

About Me

I was born in California and raised in Colorado. I am the third of six children in my family, and the first of ‎two boys. I have lived in the Caribbean Islands as I shared the gospel and strengthened my own ‎conviction of the truth. I lived in Guyana, Trinidad, St. Marten, St. Vincent, Grenada, and Guadeloupe. I ‎have visited in addition to that: Antigua, St. Kitts, St Lucia, and Martinique. My wife has lived in China. ‎ I married my best friend on January 29, 2011 in the Holy Temple of God by the proper priesthood ‎authority. I know that my marriage will last throughout all eternity as long as I abide by, and live within the ‎bounds of the covenants I have made. My wife and I had our first child in November 2011 and our second in December 2012. Being a husband and father are the best things I can do. As ‎much as I enjoy being an Information Technology Professional, I find the most joy being a husband and father. ‎ My hobbies include spending time with my family. We love to camp, backpack, and to be outdoors. ‎My wife and I love to dance. I used to be much better, but we don't have as much time to dance anymore because of school, employment, but mostly because of our child.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. But growing up in the church does not mean you are converted to the faith. Everyone at one point, needs to be converted. To find out if where they are is true, or false. I grew up hearing about Joseph Smith, about The Book of Mormon, and about the living prophet. I always believed that these things were true. But I didn't know they were true. Beliefs change. Sure knowledge does not. Around the age of 16 or 17, I decided that I needed to know if these things I had been taught my entire life were really true. I knelt beside my bed, and offered up a simple prayer to my Father in Heaven. I said: "Heavenly Father, Is The Book of Mormon true? Is Joseph Smith a prophet?" The feelings that came over me are indescribable. As Paul of the New Testament said in 1 Corinthians 2:13-14 "Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." Things of the spirit cannot be talked about in nearly human tongue. After I received my answer I thanked my Heavenly Father. This witness of the Holy Ghost turned my belief into a knowledge. I know in my heart, with all my heart, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, That Joseph Smith is His prophet, and that The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ I have had doubts creep into my mind after that answer, but because of the sure witness I received, the doubts vanish on by. In order to continue to know these things are true, I often go to my Father and ask for a reconfirmation, and every time I receive that reconfirmation. I know without a shadow of a doubt these things are true. Not because someone told me, but my Father in Heaven through His Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

The first thing that stands out is ‎being a righteous father and husband. The first commandments are to love God and love each other. It ‎requires a lot of sacrifice of personal desires to be a husband and father. Members of the church have an ‎understanding that “no success outside the home can compensate for failure inside the home.” I strive to ‎preside with my wife right next to me as equal partners in decision making. As a family we read from the ‎Holy Scriptures on an daily basis, pray together morning, evening, and ‎other times in between daily, and we gather as a family weekly to speak of God and his desires for us. ‎Being a father has opened my eyes to the love God has for me as an individual. I love my daughter more ‎than I could imagine. I know my Father loves me more than I love her or my wife. ‎ I read from the scriptures or read the words of the living prophets daily, or I strive to. I ‎pray and contemplate the love my Savior ahs for me as I commute to work and throughout other times. I ‎bring Him into my employment, following the commandment “to pray over your fields that they may be ‎blessed.” In my cubical at work, I have posted scriptures to keep me uplifted, have a copy of The Book of ‎Mormon on my desk and an invitation to mormon.org. It is a quiet way of stating who I am without ‎disrupting work. I listen to uplifting music, and music which won’t drive away the spirit from me.‎ ‎ I served a two year mission to the West Indies, which was a highlight in my spiritual ‎progression and understanding. I try to be open to missionary opportunities in my daily life, with family, ‎friends, coworkers, or acquaintances. ‎ I attend my church meetings weekly and partake of the Sacramental bread and water to renew my ‎baptismal covenants and recommit myself to the cause I have undertaken. When asked I give talks in ‎Sacrament Meeting, teach lessons in Sunday School, and hold a calling or assignment in the ward.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

David
No. We revere him as a prophet of God, just as we revere and reverence Moses, Elijah, Abraham, or any other prophet God has chosen Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

David
Latter-day Saints believe The Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. The Bible teaches us about the Creation of the World, The Law of Moses (which points to Jesus Christ), The Birth of Jesus Christ, The Death of Jesus Christ, and many other plain and precious truths we need to return to live with God again. The Bible is Holy Scripture, and is true. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

David
Yes, I do. Show more Show less