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Hi I'm David

I'm a Chiropractor. I enjoy playing softball, being with my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a wonderful family with parents who set a good example for me. I attended college and graduated from Chiropractic School. I have been in practice for 25 years. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and children of my own who fulfill my life to the fullest. I enjoy playing softball and spending time attending scouting events and sporting events with my children. My older children are scattered around the country and have started families of their own. Time continues to move along and I enjoy every opportunity I have to spend time with my family. My wife and I take time nearly every week to spend a few hours or an evening alone together watching a movie or playing a game or just taking a walk or drive together to talk and enjoy time together. Life has its ups and downs. There are times when you wonder if you can handle all that goes on in a family our size and then I see the tender mercies that God blesses us with. The kindness of friends, the special help from a teacher at school or just a smile from someone in the grocery store. I've learned that life returns to you many times over what you give away.

Why I am a Mormon

The teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints center around faith in Jesus Christ which gives me strength every day. My children are able to feel of that strength too and it helps them not only cope but be an example of strength through all the craziness that can go on in school and life these days. I believe that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father who has a plan for us here on this earth. Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and if we live His teachings and keep His commandments, one day we may live eternally with Him and our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

We try to hold family home evening on a weekly basis. This is an evening set aside once a week where we meet together as a family. We discuss issues that we are dealing with individually and provide strength to one another. We have fun together. We have found that reading the scriptures together as a family creates a much better attitude and atmosphere in our home. Through organized church activities we have opportunities to provide service to others. I see others as if they are my brothers and sisters whether it's at church, in my neighborhood or at work.

What is the Church's position on abortion?

Abortion is a very serious matter. The Church opposes elective abortion for personal or social convenience. The only possible exception might be when the pregnancy resulted from forcible rape or incest or if a competent physician determines that the life or health of the mother is in serious jeopardy. Even those exceptions don't automatically justify an abortion. Abortion should be considered only after serious counsel, thought, and prayer. The baby has every right to be born and reared by a father and mother who love it. Adoption should be seriously considered rather than abortion. Adoption is an unselfish, loving decision that blesses both the birth parents and the child. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

When the missionaries visit your home they will talk about the purpose of life, such as: Where did we come from, why are we here and where are we going after this life is over. They will talk about the Savior Jesus Christ and how you can have a very personal relationship with Him. They will encourage you to hold strong to the truths you know and give you the opportunity to see if they might add to and strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ. They will talk of the God given right to have the freedom to make choices. They will talk about how the Bible and The Book of Mormon together testify that Jesus is the Christ and the Savior of the world. Show more Show less