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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon, and promise you it matters that you accept Jesus as your Savior.

About Me

I'm descended from ancestors who accepted the Restoration in 1834, followed a prophet across the American Plains, and devoted their lives to serving others. We live in the Northern Rockies and are striving to leave a legacy of devote commitment to the Savior in all with whom we have contact. Although my work requires some travel, my most precious time is spent with my wife, with my children and grandchildren, and with close friends. I spend time each week seeking to know more about my ancestors and donating time to worthy causes. My personal motto can be found in The Book of Mormon, the 15th verse, on page 158.

Why I am a Mormon

Although it may appear to be destiny, please know that I am not "a Mormon" just because my ancestors were. Like so many others I was taught well by good parents and reached a point in my life where I sincerely wanted to know more about my relationship with my Father in Heaven and His Son. Once I was confident that they both existed, and cared about me, I wanted to know what they expected from me. So, I began to read The Holy Bible and The Book of Mormon. I followed the instruction in the New Testament's Book of James' 1st chapter, verse 5, and prayed. I did not see any vision, or hear any voice, but I did feel a warm, glowing, comforting feeling come over me and I knew that, if I followed what was in those scriptures and what was being taught by living prophets, my life would be whatever Deity needed it to be. For me, that has validated my baptism into the Savior's church.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my life so that those who do not know the Savior will want to know Him because they know me. I am His disciple. I'm blessed to be married to a truly choice woman, who I love so much that I want to be with her forever, and that motivates me. It is most important to me to be of service to others - I do not care at all about receiving credit or recognition for that service - and pray that by living an exemplary life other people will recognize the need to accept and follow Jesus Christ. It is also important to me to treat all people with respect and kindness; I view them literally as sisters and brothers.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

David
One of the greatest reasons I know that this is the restored Church of Jesus Christ on this earth today is that it has the same leadership organization as the original Church of Jesus Christ had. The orginal Twelve were called as special witnesses of the divinity of the Savior; so are the latter-day Twelve. There is no reason to change what the Savior organized so well in the meridian of time. Only The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is lead by a living Prophet / President sustained by Twelve ordained Apostles representing the Savior. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

David
Many people act with good intentions and make commitments to live a good life and follow Jesus. Eventually, it will become important to them to fully accept Him. When that happens it will be important for them to follow the direction found in the New Testament's Book of Matthew's 3rd chapter, 15th verse, and find someone with the priesthood authority - just as Jesus himself did - to baptize them. That will be a fully acceptable commitment by the Savior. Please know that It does matter where you go to church and that your baptism is performed by someone given the authority from Jesus Christ to perform it! Show more Show less