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Hi I'm David Eaton

I'm a husband, I'm a Father, I'm a Grandfather, I'm a Marketing Professional, I'm a half marathon runner and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married with two children and two granddaughters (so far). I like to run and organise and participate in half marathon and marathon events. Professionally I am a business man and enjoy the cut and thrust of business life. I like to go for walks with my wife in the lovely English countryside close to where we live. I enjoy reading, watching TV, going to shows and getting together with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of England and had not heard of the Mormon Church until a friend in the Royal Air Force, where I was working at the time, introduced me to missionaries from the Church. I was deeply impressed with what they taught and with what I felt as I attended Church and studied the Book of Mormon and other scriptures. The remarkable story of Joseph Smith and the visit he received from God and Jesus Christ seriously challenged my existing beliefs, however, after further study and prayer I received a very powerful witness that those sacred events did take place, that Joseph Smith was indeed a true prophet and that the Church of Jesus Christ had been restored to the Earth. I joined the Church in 1972 and without any question, it was the best decision I have ever made. I love the Church and its wonderful teachings - they have made a profound difference to me in my life. I know they are true and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to hear about them.

How I live my faith

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means that I am trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ in my life. That does not mean that I am perfect, in fact far from it, I make lots of mistakes, but I am trying to be more chrstlike in the way I treat other people and feel towards them. I am trying to be more kind, more patient, more tolerant and most of all, more loving. I go to Church with my wife each Sunday and really enjoy the services. I teach a class about the basic principles of the Gospel of Christ to people who are investigating the Church's beliefs. I love to meet new people who come to Church for the first time and every week we have many visitors so it is really great to get to know them and answer the questions they have about the Church and its beliefs. I also enjoy serving in the Church as a Home Teacher, which enables me to visit various families in the local area and help them with anything they need.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

David Eaton
No, to serve a mission is a great honour and privilege and whilst all young men aged 19-26 are encouraged to prepare themselves to serve, they are under no compulsion to do so. In fact unless they earnestly want to serve and are adequately prepared to serve they will not be able to do so. Young women are also able to serve missions if they should so desire to. I served a full-time mission in 1975 in Scotland and it was one of the best and most exciting times in my life. I learnt more in those two years than I thought possible, assisted others to come to a knowledge of the restored gospel and the whole experience provided a bedrock foundation for the rest of my life. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

David Eaton
Our faith should be centred in the Lord Jesus Christ; faith in his atoning sacrifice wherein He has taken upon Himself our sins and suffered for us that if we repent we might be forgiven of our sins. We should have faith in his incomparable mission of love and concern for us as our Saviour and Redeemer, which included His death and resurrection. We should have faith in His ongoing mission through the restoration of His Church in these latter days, the calling of Prophets and Apostles, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon to complement other scripture and form the fullness of the Gospel. Show more Show less