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Hi I'm Dave

Texan. Father of 5. Entrepreneur. Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and father of 5, 4 sons and 1 daughter. They mean the world to me. In my professional life, I use strategy & statistics to help my company sell and operate more effectively. I travel internationally and meet many different people each year. I love to see people succeed and reach their goals. I am also an entrepreneur. I grew up in Texas, surrounded by friends & people of other faiths. I enjoy the beautiful world that God has created for us, and try to spend as much time outside as possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home where I experienced two very rich legacies - the faith & stories of the pioneers from my Father's family, and the faith & story of my wonderful Mother who joined the Church in college - the only member of her family to do so. Quite simply, I'm a Mormon because I took the advice of two ancient men - the apostle James, and the prophet Mormon - and asked God to confirm the truthfulness of His gospel to me. And He did, through the power of His Holy Spirit. I believe that God still loves us - and because He loves us He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to save us from death and hell. I believe in the healing power of the Atonement of Christ. I believe that God still sends apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists and so forth to reveal His will to us - just as He did in times of old. If the Bible is anything, it is a clear witness that God sends His servants, the prophets, to teach His children. Being a Mormon isn't just about believing or knowing something. It's about becoming what God wants us to be - a disciple of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon, because it will help me become the very best person I can be.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith quietly, by simply being of service to others when I can. I try to see people as they really are - children of God - and it doesn't matter to me what their religious preference might be. To me the most important and impactful interaction is at the individual level - because every individual is unique. The stories we read about the Savior aren't about Him organizing a homeless shelter, being the chief-something-something of a large organization, or creating a massive fund-raising effort for this or that program. Sure those all have their place and serve important goals / purposes. However, the best stories, in my opinion, are the ones where He is ministering to the individual. That seems to be a good enough example for me to follow!