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Hi I'm David

I was born in Athens, Georgia. I've lived all over the US and in Japan. I am back home in a college town in Georgia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I and my family live in Georgia in the greatest college town. My wife and I have a son here in college and a daughter in middle school and two dogs. I am an attorney who loves college basketball and football. While I have been a member my whole life, my wife is not a member of the church.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up as a Mormon in many places, I got to see the the structure of the church from different points of view. And while the gospel is true, the church is as well. I mean not only the doctrines of the church life changing and life-saving, but the people of the church are incredible supporters of you (and you of them) as we all strive to be better in our lives. The church is true as shown in the lives of the other members. I nor they are perfect. We don't claim to be. However, we are all striving to be more Christ-like at our own paces, spurred on through others examples and love. It all makes sense. As I study the scriptures, pray, fast and try live my life following Christ's teachings, my faith grows. Obstacles are are seen for what they are, opportunities to grow. I know we can overcome them because we will not be tried more than we can handle. We need to be in tune with the Spirit in order to align our desire with our Heavenly Father's desires for us and see the daily miracles in our lives. It is not always easy, but, it is always possible. I love this church.

How I live my faith

I currently assist the our local ward as the Ward Executive Secretary, helping to keep the bishop's schedule efficient and meetings organized. I have also taught Sunday School classes for the youth and the adults, as well I worked as an advisor to the young men of the ward - going on camping trips and helping with the Scouting program. It is wonderful how all members get to serve in different areas. Many hand make light work. I try to incorporate all I am at church into my daily life - to set a good example.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

As a Real Estate closing attorney, I have to look at authority everyday. Sometimes, a party to a transaction can not be at a closing, due to a prior commitment, illness or they live a great distance away. In these cases we prepare a Power of Attorney, for the party to sign as evidence of the party's desire and grant of authority for another to act on their behalf in executing the necessary documents. Even a friend can not just take on this task without the proper grant of authority. Likewise, in the church, we trace our authority back to Jesus Christ. Every priesthood holder has a priesthood line of authority, showing that they have the authority to act. This authority had to originate from the source, Jesus Christ. Many well-meaning people outside of the church may want to act on His behalf and can trace their some kind of authority to a theological college or simply to their own desire to serve. However, authority to act on behalf of Jesus Christ can not be created by man, any more than authority to act for another can be created by solely by a desire to do so. Show more Show less