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Hi I'm David

I am a graduate student studying theoretical and computational biophysics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live with my wife and my two daughters in the mid-western USA. I am in graduate school while my wife takes care of our home and two children, ages 1 and 4. I love spending time with my family; it's my favorite way to take a break from my studies and my research.

Why I am a Mormon

I love belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I feel a deep sense of happiness and peace as I live the teachings of Jesus Christ. In particular, being Mormon helps my family and I be happier at home as we are encouraged to spend good family time together. As a Mormon, I am encouraged to seek light, truth and understanding. This deep desire to learn helps me succeed as a university scientist. Though some may think that my belief in Jesus Christ would contradict my science, but I feel that the more I learn about science or my religion, the more I can understand and appreciate the other. As I learn and try to obey God's commandments, I can feel His love; this is why I love being Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have responsibility over the Sunday School teachers. I train them in principles of effective gospel teaching so they can better teach the local members of our Church. In teaching teachers, I have learned that two of the most important principles of teaching others about Jesus Christ our Savior, and God our Father in Heaven, is understanding the perspective of the students and loving them. Indeed, I live my faith when I love other people and serve or teach them just as Jesus Christ did.