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Hi I'm David

I live in Colorado and have 10 children. I am an electrical engineer and a busy husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I met in Utah, married in Arizona and lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and now Colorado. Music is an important part of our home life. We love visiting historical and cultural sites that have influenced this country and our family history.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me as a Mormon, but there is a price to pay to know for ones self that this church I go to is the right one. There is not one point in time where I can say I was converted and knew and understood the truth of my religion. My testimony and knowledge and conviction to be a Mormon has come from thousands of small experiences I have had while reading scripture, praying, attending church services and serving others. I have felt the spirit of the Book of Mormon many times testify of eternal truths. I have seen Gods hand in my life and had many a prayer answered.

How I live my faith

Raising my children in righteousness has been the hardest and most rewarding effort of my life. We work with our children, pray with our children, read with our children, play with our children, teach our children and live day-to-day life with our children. Our children see us pray, work and serve others on a daily basis. We ask ourselves everyday, what would Christ do. We are happy when we know what is right and then do it. We have done nothing greater in life than just love our family, our faith and our neighbors. It is amazing how my children love to weed an elderly neighbors yard more than our own.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

A stake in our church refers to a large geographical area which includes a large number of members. The term stake comes directly from a verse in Isaiah 54:2 in which a tent is supported by its stakes. In a similar manner the stakes of the church support the whole church or in other words all the members of the church. Ward are smaller sub-units of the stake and a branch is even a smaller sub-unit of the stake. All stakes consist of a group of wards or branches. By design, wards and branches and stakes are divided once they reach sufficient size to create another self sustaining ward or branch. In this way every member of the ward or branch has the opportunity to serve and be an important part of their congregation. Each ward and branch is headed by a Bishop or Branch President. Show more Show less