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Hi I'm David C. Barrett

I was born and raised in Colorado. I'm a straight A-student. I'm a basketball enthusiast. I love the Lord. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy playing basketball and many other sports. I love the outdoors fishing, biking, camping, hiking. I'm a communications major studying at BYU-Idaho. I lived in Nicaragua for 2 years serving a people that I learned from and grew to love. One of my greatest goals in life is to become a father and husband and to be able to teach and nourish and provide for my family. I am trying to become a better person. I am trying to learn as much as I can. I know that Joy comes from lifting and building the lives of people around us and I try to expend my energy in things that will allow me to do so!!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an average home where "Mormon" values were taught and my family set an excellent example to me. During my junior of high school, many of my 'friends' were making decisions that wrought harsh consequences upon them. I myself saw that I was becoming loose, frivolous, and lazy In school and in living my life. My last year of high school, I distanced myself from things that had negative influence on me and tried to draw closer to my 'mormon' friends. When I turned 18, I recognized that my 19th birthday was only a year away (the time when I was expected to serve a mormon mission). The harsh reality that I was unprepared for my mission and that I knew little of my religion hit me hard. I also felt the overwhelming guilt of knowing that my lackadaisical lifestyle was not steering me towards my goals. During the next months I reflected much. One day, overwhelmed with guilt and humility, I prayed to God asking for forgiveness of all my sins. I prayed long and even asked to know if Jesus Christ was real, and if He was my Savior. I prayed to know if Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon were true. With each question I felt an overpowering and sure confirmation in my heart. I knew that they were real and true, not because my parents told me, but because the Holy Ghost confirmed it to me as an answer to my prayer. In my prayer I also made a personal promise to God that I'd live all of His commandments. I felt forgiven of all my sins and then filled with a consuming desire to share the gospel with others. I knew I was to be a missionary and that God expected me to be the best missionary I could be. Immediately I promised God that I'd serve with all of my heart and I'd dedicate the next year to mission preparation. I promised that I'd spend the rest of my lifetime serving Him. Since that experience I've learned much and grown more than any other time in my life. I attribute it all to this, Christ's ONE true Church, His atonement and His gospel.

How I live my faith

I attend Church regularly and try to draw close to God on Sundays. I read my scriptures daily and desire to learn of God and Jesus Christ. I learn of God's commandments and strive to live them. I avoid media use that degrades and belittles that which is sacred. I seek after uplifting media. I spend time with my family. I do my best to be honest at work and give all the labor I am being paid to perform. I visit individuals in need every month and try to serve them in any way I can. I avoid ingesting harmful substances/food, intoxicating, damaging, or defaming my body in any way. I pray often to my Heavenly Father and ask for His direction when making important decisions.