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Hi I'm David Anthony

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is David and I am a husband. I am interested in world wide events. I am interested in nature and the outdoors. I love looking at sunsets while at a beach or on the deep sea. I love looking up at night towards the stars while on the deep sea, in a forest, on a mountain, or near a river. I enjoy eating all kinds of different meals, whether it's American or not. I like learning and communicating in other languages other than my native language, English. I am a college graduate with a Bachelor's degree. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of Mormons. My ancestors were early pioneers in the church. All my family are Mormons. I was raised in the church. I was born under the covenant. Before I was eight I had already read the Book of Mormon and had a testimony of it. When I was eight I was baptized into the church. I have continued to be Mormon because of the great feelings I have had while being Mormon. Nothing is quite like it.

How I live my faith

I participate in my branch by being the Sunday School President and by home teaching. I go on splits with the missionaries in my branch. I give talks when asked. I substitute teach classes at church when a teacher needs me to. I give my time and effort at the Bishop Storehouse which helps out with Church's welfare system. I also go with my wife to the temple.

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

David Anthony
The Mormon Church began in America. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

David Anthony
Yes and no. Depending on health issues, if a person is not healthy enough they are not 'required' to serve a full time mission. But, if their health gets better and they can afford to go later in life as a couple then they are definitely not discouraged from serving a mission later on. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

David Anthony
The beauty of his creations all around tells me there is a God. The fact that there are sentient beings, beings with intelligence and emotions tells me there is a God, a Father in Heaven. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

David Anthony
We do baptisms for the dead by proxy so that those who had not received baptisms with the proper authority while alive can receive the ordinance and have the opportunity to accept it in Heaven. Show more Show less

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

David Anthony
Of course. We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as long as it is translated correctly. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

David Anthony
Joseph Smith, Jr. founded the Mormon Church. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

David Anthony
My wife is great! As Mormons we believe men and women are equally important. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

David Anthony
Being a member of the Mormon Church is peaceful, healing, strengthening, and interesting. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven't we always had the Bible?

David Anthony
We have had the Bible throughout the years, yes. But, the power of the priesthood had vanished due to the unrighteousness and unworthiness of the people over the years up until the time Joseph Smith had to restore the Gospel. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

David Anthony
Joseph Smith was a prophet in these latter-days. He restored the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less