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Hi I'm David "Big D" to my Friends

I'm a Mormon, a big one, at 6'3" and 330 pounds.

About Me

I am a 36 yr old Husband to a Wonderful woman we are parents to 3 fun and adventurous boys and one beutiful girl. I was born and raised in Utah I have 3 brothers and 1 Sister. My youngest brother recently moved to the other side of the veil. So we are going through a process of seeing Gods love through his life. But we know that he is with family that loves him and we will be together again. We moved to Washington State for work, but it is also where my wife is from. And we love it here. I love building and fixing things, I am a do it yourselfer, that I have to admit I have some skill at fixing things. I have a degree in Construction management that I think gives me an edge. I love Drafting my projects on the Computer and then executing that project. I am also an Outdoorsman, Cowboy, and Athlete. I love to be out doors from camping to fly-fishing. It’s just fun to be outdoors with family. The cowboy thing my family owns a ranch in Northern Arizona that we run cattle on and I love to round-up and brand them. It is something that I look forward to every spring and fall. I enjoy all sports from playing to watching I played collegiate football, and I have to admit that football of all the sports is my first love, from watching to playing it’s the best.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family that has been a part of the church since its early founding. We like many Mormon’s have a Pioneer heritage. Which I am grateful for. But the reason that I am still a Mormon is because of many reasons. I always loved church as a child, from the people, to the stories, and doctrine. A Mormon was, who I was as a child. As a teenager I kept going to church and loved the experiences and friends that I had. At the age of 19 I had the opportunity to serve a mission in Brazil. It was there that being a Mormon grew to mean something sacred to me. I gained a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and gained a new love and respect for the gospel and what it meant to me in my life. I got sick on my mission and lost 80 pounds and had to come home 6 months early. As I attended school I still went to church and was active. I served and loved the callings that I received. School took me longer than most and I finally met and married my wife in 2005. I am grateful everyday that she chooses to marry me. She is an amazing woman, mother, wife, daughter, and friend. And it is because of her that I have any of the blessings that I have in my life. We serve in the church and try to fulfill our callings, right now she works with the young women and I serve in the nursery with my twin boys. Recently the Gospel means much more to me, as I just had my youngest brother pass away. I have faith and knowledge that he is in a better place. My love for him and my family has deepened as we have mourned his passing. It has been hard to lose him. My oldest son that is Four often asks about by brother and if I am sad that he died. I am said but it is because of the gospel of Jesus Christ that I know that we can live together again. I love my family that I grew up with of 3 brothers and 1 sister and I love even more the family that my wife and I are building. We look to do what is right and have as much fun as we can doing it.

How I live my faith

My Family is the first way that I live my faith. I believe that I am a devoted father, I love being with my childeren. I love getting down on the floor and wresting with them, I love celibrating their successes. I am a husband to a wife that i stand in awe of everyday. She is a giver, a friend, and someone that you can always count on.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

David "Big D" to my Friends
The reason that family is so important to the Mormon church and to me is, we believe a family can be together forever. I love my family from my wife and three boys, to my parents, brothers, sister, sisters-in-laws, brothers-in-laws, in-laws, cousins, grandparents, nieces, and nephews. I want to be with them forever. My parents taught us as children to love and be kind to one another, we were not always nice, but we were always loyal and loved one another. Now that I am older I count them as my best friends and would rather be with family than with anyone else. This knowledge that families can be together forever is important to me and drives me to be better and make better decisions. I want to be with my family forever. That’s why family is so important. Show more Show less