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Hi I'm David

I develop internet web sites. I love reading, gardening, and spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being involved in current technology as a programmer. I made my first web page in 1994 and have been involved in many professional web sites since then. I have had to work hard and continually learn to keep my skills current. As big a part as technology is in my life, I have also learned the importance of keeping a balance. I have fond memories of visiting my grandparents' small farm as a boy. My brother and I would explore the cow pasture, climb the stacks of hay bales, and pick raspberries. I don't remember bringing many of those berries into the house but I do remember how good they tasted and how it felt to be with a loving family. Growing up and having my own family, I have tried to teach my children the importance of learning and working hard whether at school, work, or out in the "farm".

Why I am a Mormon

Life can be hard. Very hard. But we don't have to do it on our own. I have received great comfort and strength knowing that God lives and loves me. I have studied the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and know that he is my personal Savior. I am far from perfect but through repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I have felt the love of Heavenly Father healing my heart, filling me with hope, and bringing true happiness into my life. Despite all of the fear and uncertainty in the world, the witness of the Holy Spirit has taught me eternal truths, eternal principles that have persisted from the time of Adam and Eve and will continue forever more. Because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I know that I can live together with my wife and children forever. As I keep His commandments and have faith in Him, He will continue to be my source of strength.

How I live my faith

Growing up, I have come to trust the "tried and true" values that I have seen make others successful and happy in their lives. When my friends growing up were struggling to make a statement or to find a unique statement to define themselves by, I have tried to stick with what seems to work. I pray and read the scriptures every day, go to church every week, willingly serve others, and after I got married, I taught my children to do the same. If the gospel of Jesus Christ seems simple and makes sense, that is because it is. Life can be extremely challenging and when extreme hardships arise you may have cause to doubt your faith. It is all of the little things, the small affirmations of your daily prayers that keep things in perspective. It is the little things that help you to be strong in the face of challenges that would bring down those without similar resolve.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

David
The answer to this question is unique to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Yes, couples that are married in temples can be sealed together with their children in eternal relationships that won't end with death. A good relationship always takes a lot of patience and understanding but knowing that your marriage can be eternal provides extra motivation to work out our differences, forgive one another, and build a love that can endure. Tragedy and heartache are part of life but our faith gives us great peace knowing that if we stay true to our temple covenants, we will be blessed to be together as families in heaven. Show more Show less