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Hi I'm David

I'm a happily married, family-loving, music-making Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of seven children. I am married to my best friend, and we have the honor and privilege of raising six of God's beautiful children. I love coming home each day to the hugs and kisses of my family. I have taught junior high school music for ten years, and have just begun a new phase of my career supporting music and the arts in fifty-six elementary schools. I also enjoy sports, Boy Scouting, and the outdoors. In my "free time," I like to create. Cooking and making music are fun for me. I love the piano and the guitar, and I love singing and dancing with my kids. Recently I've taken on the "small task" of finishing our basement. The best part of the project is the time it provides me to work together with my kids and help them see the satisfaction of a job well done. I am a very lucky man, and I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I now that God loves me and has a plan for me, and because I know that truth and knowledge about this Plan of Happiness are available through the Church. I'm a Mormon because I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet on the earth today. I'm a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon is true. Most of all, I'm a Mormon because I know that Jesus is the Christ--the Savior of the World. He speaks through His prophet today, and I want to follow His word.

How I live my faith

I go to church weekly. I read the scriptures and pray daily with my family. I serve in church positions to which I am called, and I try each day to be led by the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

David
Depending on whom you ask, you may get one of two answers. 1) You may be told that God chooses his prophet, or (2) you may hear that the Council of the Twelve Apostles selects the prophet. When a President of the Church dies, the Council of the Twelve Apostles does indeed meet together and name the next President. Based on our belief that the Apostles are themselves prophets, and that they speak for God, we say that their choice is consistent with God's will. However, you may find this interesting as well: After any church leader is called in this way, their name will be presented to the membership of the church in a conference or Sunday Sacrament Meeting. If you were to attend one of these meetings (and you are welcome to visit anytime!), you will likely see every member of the congregation raise their hand in a unanimous vote to sustain that leader. While such a unanimous vote may seem unusual or even remarkable, I believe this is possible because each member of the church is encouraged to seek the knowledge for their self that these decisions are in harmony with the Lord's will. In each case, members and leaders of the church seek to be guided by the Holy Ghost in these decisions. Show more Show less