Hi I'm David
When I was 19 I had what I call a very bad expertness with the church. Now I know it was not the church but with one man. I turned and walked away and did not think I would ever return to it. Everything a man can do wrong it seemed as if I did it. I went from one relationship to another. I have been married five times and divorced four times. In one marriage it was to a woman that had five kids. After their mother and I had been marred for a very short time I adopted all five of the kids. At one point I had a nerves brake down and became a big disappointment to the kids. I have scent gotten help and married a really awesome women and I have my daughter. I have now married my wife in the Temple and someday I hope to have at less my daughter ceiled to me as will. Coming back to the church is the best thing I have ever done. Now that I am retired my wife and I have been talking about going on a two year mission. We have done all the paper work and met with our Bishop and the Stake President. We also know that we have been assigned but we have not yet got are calling in the mail so we do not know when or where we will be going. This is a two year mission and we are very excited but getting a little frustrated in the fact that we have not yet received our calling.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born 04/28/1952 and raised in the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City. But with that said I can say now that I have only been a member for the last five years. From the time I was nineteen I have look for something that was missing in my life. In 1990 we moved from Salt Lake and came to Port Orchard Washington. I have lived here ever scents. Five years ago my legs gave out on me and I no longer could drive truck for a living. I was now feeling like I was missing something even more in my life. Donna my wife had been going to church and had even been baptized. I did not get to be the one that did that and I knew then what I was missing. My god was out of my life and so was my faith. It has been an uphill climb but each day I believe I am getting closer to my eternal life with my father. The only way I can get there I truly know is threw my faith as a Mormon.
How I live my faith
I try to live my faith in doing the things the church has told me to do not for the church but for all the people I know. I go out whenever we have a church project. Most the time that is 2 hours on a Saturday morning. It may be helping a family move or helping with some yard work or one of the ones I really enjoy is cutting wood for the church stock. We do that for family that may need some help with heating in the winter time. I may just give some calls to check on people in are community. In some cases it is just going and lending a helping hand to someone that needs it. Are church says we should help all our brothers and sisters. Even if they are not members. I do my best to do just that in any way that I can.I also enjoy my calling as a part time teacher to are ward High Priest group. I am learning more than I am teaching with every lesson I give I get blessing from this and that is more then I ask for.