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Hi I'm David Shane

I hope my own experiences can help you find answers and peace in your life.

About Me

Hi! My name is Dave...as you probably noticed. I hope you can find the peace and answers in life that you are looking for—and hopefully I can help lead you in the right direction. I’m married with two beautiful daughters. I love doing everything! You name it...Mt. biking, running, playing my guitar...and yes, even yard work...when necessary. But, like everyone, I have my hard days too. I know that God has taught me they way for us to live and find lasting peace and happiness in life. Because of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I know that I will see my mother again, who passed away from a heartbreaking battle with cancer. I know that God has called prophets today to help guide us and better understand the scriptures among the hundreds of thousands of opinions out there. Most of all, I know that when I need help or to be uplifted I can turn to God in prayer and realize that He really is there looking over me personally. Just remember that no one can convince you what to believe. If you want to know for yourself if the things I believe are true...then don’t take my word for it—read The Book of Mormon and ask God for yourself in prayer. He will tell you. You will never know if a light switch works, if you don’t flip the switch to see. If you feel like you don’t understand everything about God and religion—no worries. If you have questions about our beliefs and how the Gospel of Jesus Christ works, just ask us. But most importantly, ask God and He will guide you.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I find peace in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I beleive that Jesus Christ literally guides The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As I approached God in prayer, scripture study, and a sincere desire to learn, He personally witnessed this to me, by the power of the Holy Ghost, and helped me come to know that He has called true prophets in our day to guide His church. Simply put, I have recieved a witness about the truth of His teachings and the purpose of life through the power of the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I strive to practice what I preach by loving God and others around me. Effort and constant, honest and sincere prayer are key. Acknowledging my own faults and strengths helps me feel humbled and recognize that everyone could use a helping hand in life.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

David Shane
First and foremost, Pray. Praying is simple: - Find a quiet place and kneel, fold your arms and bow your head in respect. If you are unable to do this, simply close your eyes when you have a quiet moment. - Tell God what you are grateful for. - Tell God what you are struggling with or need help with. - Ask for His help and guidance. - Thank Him for your blessings. - Listen to your feelings and look for unique ways that the Lord might answer your prayers. Remember that God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind--in other words--peace. Peace is often the best way we come to recognize God's presence and love for us. Through this peace and love, you will come to know Him personally. Show more Show less

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

David Shane
I believe they can and will, if we strive to follow Jesus Christ's example through faith and hope, and if we Keep our covenants with the Lord. After my mother's passing, I have sometimes struggled with this--because death is more real than ever to me--but as I have turned to faith and hope in Jesus Christ, I have recalled the love of God in my life and I remember the sacred promises of the Lord--that families can be together forever. Show more Show less