Hi I'm David Rogers
My name is David Rogers and I love to share my testimony with others. Since I joined the church when I was 18, I have learned the worth and value of my faith in Jesus Christ. I am currently the only member of the church in my family but my family members occasionally ask questions here and there about my faith. I enjoy photographing others, skateboarding, collecting and listening to stellar vinyl records, and soaking up some rays at the beach. I studied Art, Photography, and California Design at Utah Valley University and California State University, San Bernardino. I might be the only photographer that you'll meet who doesn't enjoy traveling to photograph new places. I love to travel but I believe in using my photographs to beautify the area where I live. I always look forward to meeting new people and hearing the inspiring stories that others have to share.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I know that, if I wasn't, I would be settling for less. Before I knew about the church I had an empty feeling in myself that I never knew how to fill. It wasn't until shortly after my baptism and confirmation that I knew that the void had been filled. Since then, I have woken up every morning with a sense of pride and joy that can only be enjoyed with the knowledge of the true and everlasting gospel. If it wasn't for the faith and courage of a high school friend sharing the gospel with me then I may have never known the great blessings that the church can only bring. I look forward to teaching my children about the church and watching as their lives become blessed by practicing faith in the teachings of the church. I am a Mormon because I cannot deny the truth that I know.
How I live my faith
I owe so much to my peers who help my faith to grow stronger each and every day. I generally attempt to associate myself with those who share the same beliefs and philosophies as me (i.e. religion, arts, outdoor activites, etc.). I currently teach the young men in my ward, which can always be a fun and exciting experience (I almost forget what it was like to be 16). I often find myself in awe and amazement while listening to the experiences of the youth in my ward. I live my faith by outwardly expressing my inner beliefs. At times I will express my faith in Christ through my photographs. I am constantly looking for new ways and methods in photography to express the powerful, positive feelings that I carry deep inside. It can be tough at times to fully expound the true joy that the gospel brings but I know that if I continue in faith that the the Holy Ghost will help me fully explain the true excitement and joy that I have.