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Hi I'm David

I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful family, with an amazing wife and five lovely children. We are surrounded by extended family from both sides who we love very much.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was a member of the church most of her life, but my father was baptized when he was 22 years old. I was born in to the church and have been a member all of my life. I developed my belief in the church and its teachings as I grew up, but didn't have a firm foundation until I went away to college. My friends and roommates showed me the joy and peace that came from living the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ to their fullest, and I wanted to experience the same feelings in my life. Now that I have a family, the gospel of Jesus Christ will allow me to be united with my family even after this life, and there is nothing I could want more than that.

How I live my faith

I love to serve others and try to live as Jesus lived. I volunteer in my church and community, and enjoy working with the youth, to be a role model and mentor as they try to figure out this life and their place in it. I work to teach my children the importance of faith in Jesus Christ by having family prayer and scripture study, and teaching them to go to their Heavenly Father when they need help or comfort or answers to difficult questions.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

We have organizations within the church where we are asked to care for the spiritual and temporal needs of other members of the church. We also have organizations that provide food, clothing, employment and other services to the community in general. Whenever there is a disaster, whether it be global or local, the church is typically one of the first to respond. Mormon Helping Hands can be seen after hurricanes and earthquakes helping their local communities. After the tsunami in Indonesia, the church sent airlifts of food, clothing and other emergency items, even though church membership in that country is minimal. We strive to help anyone in need, without regard to religion, because we are all brothers and sisters. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Mission service is expected, but not required, of all young men who are able to serve, and is also permitted for all young women who desire to serve. There are many individuals who, for one reason or another, were not able to serve and are still members in full fellowship. Show more Show less