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Hi I'm David

I grew up in the beautiful state of Oregon and work in advertising.

About Me

I'm a blissfully married father of three - soon to be four. I served a two year mission for the church in New Mexico, graduated from BYU with a degree in communications. I have a passion for all sorts of geekery: tech, social media, gadgets, etc.

Why I am a Mormon

I can't imagine not having the guidance of my Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ through the Spirit and words of their prophets, especially with all that's going on in this crazy world of ours. Having that direction and influence is a tremendous blessing. We are sons and daughters of God and he has prepared a way for us to return back to him - and that truth is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I serve in the High Priests Group for my ward. Most of the men in there are quite a bit older than me but I can't believe how much I've learned from them. They're wise and are great examples of faithful service.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

David
We're saved by grace but we're judged by our works. Forgiveness comes through the divine grace and atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ. However, we must have a change of heart and repent in order to have that grace take affect in our lives. Jesus Christ is our redeemer and stands with outstretched arms, ready to receive any and all who will repent and come unto him. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

David
Oh, yes! Please come visit! Sometimes people mistake our temples for our chapels and think they aren't able to attend. Not so! Anyone is welcome to come to Sunday services at our local chapels. Congregations are determined by geographic boundaries, so you can find what time your ward (Mormonspeak for "congregation") on mormon.org or you can probably show up at 9:00 Sunday morning and someone will be there who can point you in the right direction. Tip: Don't be bashful. Walk right up to someone, say you're visiting our church and would like to know where to go/what to do. They'll be thrilled you talked with them. Show more Show less