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Hi I'm David James

I'm an independent insurance agent. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Father of five childern ranging from 3 to 16 years of age. My wife and I have been married for over 17 years and love to spend time with our family. We're not big into camping but do enjoy the outdoors and love to go on walks, jumping on the trampoline, ridding bikes or going to the park together. One of our favorite places to vacation as a family is Disneyland. Not because of the attractions, but because it allows us the opportunity to spend quality time with our children together and allows for some one on one time (which we feel is extremely important to a childs well being and personal growth). Our family is large for the average Amercian family but we would not have it any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

Good question! The short answer.... Because I have read the account of Joseph Smith. I have also read the Book of Mormon and have asked my Heavenly Father if these accounts are true and have had a witness from the Holy Ghost that they are true. I find the teachings of the Book of Mormon to be in complete harmony with the Bible and I have a stonger faith that Jesus is the Christ and that He lives! I know that the Bible is true because of the Book of Mormon. I have two scriptural accounts that there was a man named Jesus Christ that lived on this Earth and that he did the miracles the scriptures testify that he did. I know unequivically that God lives and that Jesus IS the Christ. That knowledge comes because I am a "Mormon". I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because God has told me that it is the true church.

How I live my faith

It may seem a bit silly to the average person. We are not the type of people to stand on our soap box and tell others how to live their life. Our day always begins with personal and family prayer and they end that way too. The average day also involves scripture reading and some time together as family. Don't get me wrong... We have plenty of busy and chaotic days like most families. Soccer practice, Sing and Dance, Guitar lessons, school and school activities, date nights etc.... With all this we always try to remember who we are and act acordlingly. Who we are is the important thing to remember. We are children of our Heavenly Father and as such, we have an obligation to do what he expects. Honestey, good sportsmanship, respectful conversation, avoiding foul language and conversation, taking care of our bodies, and doing our best at whatever we do are just some of the ways we live what we believe. The Mormon church has no paid clergy. The work gets done by local members called to positions of responsibility within the Church. As such we also serve in the Church. Currently I am a home teacher which requires at least one visit a month to a number of families in our community (fellow members of the Church) to bring them a spiritual message and ensure their well being. However I have had the opportunity to serve in various other responsibilities in the Church that require more time and attention. I also participate in my local community in City service projects and the like. My wife participates in the local school and helps the staff there on a regular basis. Again all of this is done without any monitary compensation. We consider it a blessing and obligation of our faith in Jesus Christ to serve those we live among.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

David James
We believe that the nature of the family is eternal. We believe that families can be together forever if they will follow the commandments of our Heavenly Father and receive the blessings that only His Church can provide. I believe that a loving Father in Heaven has provided a way for us to be together forever. Think about it.... You spend a good part of your life developing and nurturing relationships with your spouse and children. Would heaven be heaven if those relationship were taken away after this life is over? These blessings are conditional upon our obedience to our Heavenly Fathers commandments but as I think about eterninty.... isn't it worth it? I can't imagine eternity without my wife and kids. Without my siblings and parents. Can you? Show more Show less