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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a retired Air Force officer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a loving home with two wonderful parents. I'm the youngest of six children. I served for two years as a missionary in Uruguay. I spent 22 years in the United States Air Force. I married a wonderful woman and we are the parents of four great children, and grandparents of five.

Why I am a Mormon

The most important thing in my life is my family. My sweetheart and my children mean everything to me. Most marriage ceremonies include the words "until death do you part". With those words, along with the wedding there's an automatic "cancellation" of that relationship when one of the spouses dies. The thought of Heaven without my sweetheart by my side and my children around me doesn't seem very "heavenly". The Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches that the family unit can be eternal in nature. I believe that by being married by one who has the authority to "seal on earth" so that we can be "sealed in Heaven", my sweetheart and I can be together forever. There are many, many other reasons why I'm who I am and why I believe what I believe, but this is one of the main ones. My family unit CAN be eternal!

How I live my faith

In brief, the way that I try to live my faith is to do everything I can to follow the Savior's example. His life was all about serving others. He taught that we should reach out to others in love. He taught that we should "bear one-another's burdens that they may be light". We are taught that "when we are in the service of our fellow beings we are only in the service of our God". I live my faith by trying to be the very best person that I can be, and my faith is that whatever I lack in myself The Lord will make up for through His infinite Atonement. The Church doesn't have paid ministry. We believe that we're called to serve in the Church by those who have authority. I have been called to serve in the ministry at times. I've been called to serve as an instructor, as a leader, and as a missionary. I've been asked to speak in our Sunday services. I've been involved as what's called a "home teacher" where we visit members of the Church each month to be of service and to help them in any way we can. Again, we serve in the Church because we believe that when we are in the service of our fellow beings, we are in the service of our God.

Are Mormons Christians?

Dave
We keep the Lord Jesus Christ at the very center of our worship. We believe that without His infinite Atonement, all mankind would be hopelessly lost. I believe in the Savior with all my heart, and I long for the day of His prophecied second coming. We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was lost to the earth during the great apostacy that was prophesied of by the early apostles. That very Gospel was restored to the earth through a prophet called in this new dispensation by the name of Joseph Smith. Through him, the Lord set up the very same organization that existed anciently. The Priesthood, or the authority to act in the name of God, that was lost with the death of the early apostles was restored to the earth. Temple worship has been restored as it existed anciently. The saving ordinances of Baptism and the bestowal of the Holy Ghost are now enjoyed just like they were in the early church. We have recieved new scripture that along with the Holy Bible testifies of the Lord Jesus Christ and his vital mission on the earth. We strive in all things to do what the Lord has asked, and without the Savior Jesus Christ, we have no church. So, in every sense, we are Christians. Show more Show less