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Hi I'm David

I am a husband, father and a die-hard fly fisherman. I'm going to school to be a lawyer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 28 years old and am happily married to my beautiful wife and have sweet little daughter. I am currently attending law school. Other than my wife and daughter, I am obsessed with fly-fishing and really anything outdoors. I am excited that I finally have the chance to start my own family and love being a husband and father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. Every Sunday I was expected to get up, get dressed in my Sunday best, and go to church. This was the routine until about high school. Then, with the curiosity of a typical teenager, I began to question the beliefs I had been taught my whole life. I made mistakes as many teenagers do, and as a result, had feelings of remorse, shame, and sadness. Finally, after contemplating those feelings, I decided to kneel down one night beside my bed and pray to God, asking for forgiveness and direction. I can testify that that night I indeed felt the cleansing power of the Savior's Atonement and knew from that moment that everything I had been taught was for this. I realized that being a Mormon wasn't about just going to church on Sunday, but was about gaining a true understanding of who Jesus Christ is. It is also about finding out what our relationship with Him is, and if we develop that relationship in the correct way, how He can help us live a happy life through His divine plan. That is why I still choose to be a Mormon today.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon isn't as bizarre as many think it. The most simple way to describe how I live my faith is that I try to follow the example set by Jesus Christ, pray often, and listen and apply what is said in His scriptures and by His prophets. I also attend church services on Sundays at our local meeting house.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

A Savior is necessary in order for us to return and live in God's presence. The scriptures tell us that no unclean thing can be in the presence of God. If this is the case, then it would be very hard for anyone to reach that point. That is where the Savior, Jesus Christ, comes in. Rather than being forced to be perfect, the plan of Christ is that of freedom. While on this earth, we are given free agency to make our own choices based upon what we think is right. Of course, many of these choices will not be in accordance with what the Lord asks of us. However, because the Lord Jesus Christ sacrificed himself for us, or was literally punished for all of man's transgressions, we can repent and be forgiven of our sins and become worthy to live with God once again. Show more Show less