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Hi I'm David

I'm a high school biology teacher and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am 28 years old and the first thing that I love to tell people is that I am a father and a husband. My wife and I have been married for 7 years and we have two beautiful girls. I am a high school Biology teacher. I really enjoy teaching and helping teenagers make and reach meaningful goals. Science is an amazing and very interesting topic for me. I enjoy learning about life and how it all works. If I ever get free time, I really enjoy playing any kind of sport or game with my older siblings. I am the youngest of eight. So being around families is my favorite thing to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My parents have always been members of the church, and all my older siblings are members of the church. Yet, even though I was born into a strong Mormon family, I had to find out, and learn for myself the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His church. When I was 15 I had some really close friends that were not members of the church but were devote Christians. They had many questions for me about the church that I had never thought about before, and couldn’t answer. I began to actually realize that there are a lot of Christian churches, and I wanted to know if I was a member of the Lord's true church. My parents were very supportive of me finding the truth for myself. They counseled me to seek the Lord's direction. I attended my friend's church and really enjoyed their service, but I felt something missing, and I couldn't understand what it was. One Sunday, when I came home from my friend's church I noticed that I was the only one home. I saw a copy of the Book of Mormon on our kitchen table that was left there from our families early morning scripture study. I had read the Book of Mormon many times by myself and with my family, but never had I read it with a real intent to know if it was God's word. I took the Book of Mormon and began to read it with a great desire to know if it was true. As I began to read, I had the strongest impression that I needed to pray and ask God if it was true. I immediately got on my knees and sincerely prayed. I asked God if the Book of Mormon was true, and as soon as I uttered the question, my heart and soul was filled with immense joy. I knew with great confidence that God had answered my prayer. I felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that it was true, and I knew that I did in fact belong to the Lord's true church. From that moment on, my life changed. A positive and an uplifting change that I wanted. I tried to be a better disciple of Christ each day. I wanted to live my life in a way in order to have the Holy Ghost with me always, to have that great feeing that I felt when I knew the Church was true. The feeling like a piece of Heaven was placed in my heart. I am a Mormon because it brings me closer to God.

How I live my faith

Everyday I strive to live my Faith by being the best Christian I can. I am always trying to find ways in which I can serve my fellow beings. As a hometeacher I have the blessing and responsibility to visit a few families in our area. There are two families that I visit and make sure that they are doing well. One of the great things about the church is that every member is a part of a huge family. We want to look out for each other and make sure that everyone is safe and taken care of spiritually, physically, and financially. As a father and a husband, I also want to make sure that my own family is taken care of. Spending time with my family brings the greatest joy! With the help and support of my wife, we strive to have family prayer, family scripture study, gospel lessons, and good recreational fun.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Every creature on the earth comes from God. As human beings, we are created in His image. We are children of Heavenly Father and because He loves us so much he has provided a way for us to not only be like Him, but also receive all that He has. The purpose of this life is to prepare to return to live with God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No. Every man, woman, and child on the earth is part of God's family. All are in need of help in some way...No matter what a person believes, a true Christian should stop to help, support, and comfort. Show more Show less