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Hi I'm David

I am a husband and father, an MBA/CPA, living in SoCal. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho. My father owned a soccer specialty store, so I spent a lot of time working or playing soccer. I attended college and graduated with a degree in Spanish and Economics. I served a mission for 2 years in Venezuela. I earned my MBA and I am a licensed CPA in California. I work in finance and currently live in California. I was married in 2002 and have two sons.

Why I am a Mormon

I enjoy learning and reading. I find that the Mormon doctrine answers my questions about the purpose of life- the 3 big questions. Where did I come from, why am I here, and where do I go after I die. The teachings connect with me empirically and theoretically. I am continually learning and gaining insights into Mormon doctrine.

How I live my faith

In a letter to the Romans Paul talks about how a church is like a body and we all have different roles. In chapter 12, verse 15, he states: "Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep." I think that this means that in a church we should know each other and be a support system. Life can bring a lot of great experiences and a lot of pain. Members of a congregation can be there as close friends to help us celebrate our triumphs and console us in our trials. I try to live my faith by being available for other members, as Paul invites.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

David
No. The Mormon church is politicly neutral. Not only is the church neutral, members are found on all sides of the political spectrum. Personally I like that the church has prominent American political leaders Harry Reid and Mitt Romney, for example. It demonstrates that the church is open and vibrant to a lot of different perspectives. Show more Show less