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Hi I'm David

I'm an avid b-baller, Japanese speaking Marketer, daddy of 4, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After being born and raised in California, life has brought me to Minnesota where I am loving living in the Midwest...we'll...except for that 6 months of snow part. Every day after work I am greeted by 4 little kids screaming, "Daddy"! which is usually followed by a nice little wrestling match with my kids. If you ask my wife, she'll tell you she actually has 5 kids as I am still working on the "growing up" thing. You can say I have the "travel bug". Since serving a 2 year mission in Japan, I have had the goal to learn as much as I can from different cultures, religions, and people around the world. Besides living in Japan an additional year with my wife, my travels have taken me to China, Singapore, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, and Australia. I am working to extend this love of travel to my family as I believe the best way for kids to learn about the world is to hit the road and start driving. We've tackled almost 20 states in the last year.

Why I am a Mormon

My faith in Jesus Christ acts as an anchor to my family.  In difficult times I have felt the strength of Jesus Christ lift me up and make me a better person.  At times he has literally carried me soul through troubled times.  I know that this church is lead by men who personally know Jesus Christ, just as the prophets and apostles of old. Yes, I truly believe that the original church that Christ established 2000 years ago has been renewed here in modern days.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by simply trying to draw nearer to my savior Jesus Christ.  I believe he has the grace and power to pull us through any challenge or trial we may face in this life.  His love for us is real and tangible and has been an indescribable source of strength at times for me in my life.  Through sincere prayer, study of his words, and application of his teachings, I try to in some small way live my life in a way that would make Jesus smile upon me.  That may mean shoveling snow off of a neighbor's driveway, opening a door for a stranger, or simply withholding anger when I am wronged at work.  When this life is over and I pass onto the next life, I hope to embrace my savior Jesus Christ and say thank you for all he has done for me.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Nope....so why do many people believe Mormons practice polygamy? Here's a quick explanation.... In the mid 1800s a small percentage of the church practiced polygamy.  My great, great, great, great, grandfather was one of those who was asked to practice polygamy following the tragic accident of a woman's husband in the area.  He was asked to care for, and watch over a 22 year old widow with a 3 yr old after her husband had froze to death during a migration trip in the Rockies.  Back in the day it wasn't all that uncommon to have women with children widowed because of the passing of their husbands during the migration west across the plains and rockies.  In reading his journal, he took this added responsibility of polygamy seriously and served and loved his wives and children faithfully.  Later during his lifetime, the need for polygamy within the church was discontinued and it has not been practiced for over 100 years within our church, although I know that there are over 100 different break off sects that do practice polygamy they are in no way associated with our church. Show more Show less