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Hi I'm David

And I was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and I am a retired truck driver and I am a proud morman

About Me

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.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

David
I believe that the purpose of the church welfare service is to try and assist all the people in our community that our having some rough times. It is not something that is given lightly. It is there to use only as a tool to get you through tuff times. It is there to make sure that all of your needs are met. We do not give it away free. We asked the people that need the assistance to get time back into our welfare system. By doing this we feel we are giving the people back some of their self pride and self-esteem.  Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

David
When we first started to practice polygamy it came at a time where our male members were being killed because of their faith and with the members were dying as we were forced to move from community to community. A lot of this came when we moved West in the male members were being killed or dying from the cold and sickness. They were leaving behind wives and kids with no one to take care of them. The other male members would step up and and take care of of the widows and their kids. When our government stepped up and made it against the law of the land are religion stopped practicing polygamy. It is where our religion split up. For our Lord God and Jesus Christ says that we always practice the law of the land. That by breaking the law of the land we are also breaking the law of our God. Show more Show less