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Hi I'm Dave

From Utah but love the east coast. Going to school in philosophy and hope to go into higher education. Oh...I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm currently a college student studying philosophy. I am fascinated by human behavior and finding out why people believe and do what they do. That being said, I hope to one day go into higher education. Though that may be a ways off as I try to get through school with no debt... Other than that, I'm just your average college student. I love playing baseball, watching football and sports in general. I'm in the thick of the dating game and look forward to starting a family but only with the right person. I also love anything related to consumer electronics i.e. computers, cameras, HDTVs, gadgets, etc. There are few things as important to me as my family, friends and religion. And though I tend to have a confident and direct personality, the most important things to me are relationships as opposed to control. I like people.

Why I am a Mormon

There are very few things in this world that ring true in their simplicity. The truth of Jesus Christ, His ministry and His modern church are among those few. Though I grew up already within the ranks of His church, I certainly would not have stayed if I didn't believe with ever fiber of who I am that it is all true. Every generation of mankind from Adam to Abraham to today has had its prophets declaring the wondrous truth that there is more to this life and more to existence than simply being alive. There was a plan before we came here, we are executing that plan now and our future holds incomprehensible joy and peace as we adhere to the truth of God. So, I want to follow that truth. I want to do what's right. I may slip up from time to time but that's the beauty of the Gospel. By following Christ's example and teachings, we are cleansed by His love and sacrifice. As I wrote in my bio, nothing is more important to me than my friends and family... nothing. And the fact that we can be together for eternity - the people we love and who love us - that fact is overwhelmingly joyous. I love the people in my life so much, I would never risk losing them. And because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I never have to.

How I live my faith

The most important thing I can do to live my faith is to simply keep the commandments that God has given. While we all have our own destinies, the greatest happiness comes from simply following the basic guidelines set forth by a knowing Heavenly Father. That being said, I have some more specific callings that allow me to do some good in the church. I currently serve as the Ward Clerk in my student ward. Essentially, my job is to record and audit the finances and membership records as they fluctuate in the ward. This way, the Bishop can focus on the people's spiritual needs and not so much on the ward's day-to-day management. I've also served as an Executive Secretary manages the Bishop's schedule, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School President and other callings. I LOVE teaching the Gospel! As a home teacher, I visit members within our ward on a regular basis and help where help is needed and share spiritual messages. I'm pretty sure I benefit a lot more by serving than those I serve. I love it! :

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

We respect and appreciate all beliefs and religions. We also believe that there is one pathway back to our Eternal Father in Heaven. There is only one way to live with your loved ones for eternity. That path is found in the teachings of Jesus Christ which can only be found in their entirety in His true church. Because we believe the complete and full Gospel of Christ was lost in time, it had to be restored through modern day prophets like Moses or Abraham. So, we go about teaching people about the Restored Church because we believe it is the only pathway back to God and heaven. We want our eternal, spiritual family i.e. everyone to be able to join our God in eternal peace and happiness. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Nope. Not even a little bit. To say Mormons worship Joseph Smith is akin to saying Christianity at large worships Moses or Abraham or Noah. Joseph Smith, like they were, was a prophet - a spokesperson for Christ. We revere his role as a prophet but "worship" is reserved for God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

I'm pretty sure any Mormon would love to have you visit and find out for yourself. Church services are essentially an opportunity to renew our promises made with God and a chance to uplift one another by teaching each other about the Gospel. Sacrament Meeting - It's run a bit like business seminar but, with a more spiritual purpose. Preselected members will give a talk similar to a sermon during this meeting and we are given a chance to partake of the sacrament Eucharist. By eating blessed bread and water, we remind ourselves of Christ's sacrifice and love. We also remind ourselves to keep the commandments He's given. Sunday School - An interactive lesson with a member of the congregation who has been given the calling to teach. There's an assigned lesson topic each week and we all offer insights and ideas. Priesthood/Relief Society Meeting - An opportunity for the men to review important doctrine, responsibilities and service. The women do the same in their Relief Society meetings. Show more Show less