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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon and I love being a Mormon. You should be a Mormon too.

About Me

I recently retired from a 39-year career in the banking industry. My wife and I are preparing to serve another mission for the LDS Church. I've worked in Scouting and other community organizations. We raised 5 children. They are all now married with children of their own, in fact, we now have 15 grandchildren. I enjoy working in the yard and studying the scriptures. I graduated from Brigham Young University after serving a two-year mission for the LDS Church in northern France and southern Belgium. I love the French language and try to study it a little every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. At times, I had questions; however, I knew that my parents and others were not intentionally trying to deceive me. When I was 14 years old, I decided to read and study the Book of Mormon for myself. A Book of Mormon personage, King Benjamin, told his people to believe in God, believe that he is and that he created all things. He taught the people to live a Christlike life and to obey the commandments. He then told the people, "if ye believe all this things, see that you do them." I knelt down and prayed sincerely, with real intent, to ask God if this book was truly from Him and I committed to follow the inspiration He gave me. I felt a warm confidence throughout my whole being. I knew that I was forgiven of my sins at that time. If the Book of Mormon was from God, then I knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet as are all his successors. I knew it, and I know it still.

How I live my faith

For many years, I have worked with the youth of the Church. I have served in Scouting for the majority of my adult life. Scouting is such an important benefit for the young men and teaches values and principles of good character and citizenship. Service is one way I live my faith. I believe that God hears and answers our sincere prayers. I strive to have both personal and family prayers daily, several times a day. Prayer is one way I live my faith. I attend Church meetings each Sunday. This gives me an opportunity to renew my covenants with God. We get the opportunity to study the gospel of Jesus Christ with our fellow Church members and neighbors. We learn about service opportunities. It is a day to stay home from regular work and worship the Lord. Church attendance is one way I live my faith. I keep the Word of Wisdom. In the LDS Church, we refrain from taking harmful or addictive substances into our bodies such as alcohol, tea, coffee, tobacco and other drugs. I believe that keeping our bodies clean from these things helps me to feel the Spirit of God in my life and to receive the spiritual promptings the Lord sends to me. Keeping the Word of Wisdom is one way I live my faith. I pay my tithing (10% of all my gross revenues). This may sound onerous, but it isn't. The Lord always blesses me in so many ways far in excess of any monetary value. Tithing cannot be easily explained rationally, but to those who participate, they understand. Keeping the Lord's commandment to pay an honest tithing is one way I live my faith. I believe in life after death and that the family unit may continue if we live righteously. I believe that the Lord has given to all of his children the opportunity to receive the necessary saving ordinance of baptism and marriage for all eternity. These ordinances take place in our temples. I attend and serve in one of the temples every week. Service in the temple is one way I live my faith.