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Hi I'm David Whipple

I am an attorney. I have a beautiful wife and 5 wonderful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the Church. I have been a member now 30 years. I have my wife of 33 years to thank for my joining the Church. I am eternally grateful that I was baptized into the Church. I have 5 grown children, two of whom have served full time missions. One child is still considering serving a mission. They are wonderful children and I am so grateful to have them as part of my family. I love to camp, hike, backpack and fish. I love to do these things with my family, and we try to go on a family vacation together every year, usually to Wyoming. I also love to run, swim and bike and, yes, I do triathlons. Not bad for an old man! I also love to play basketball. I have been an attorney for 31 years now. I am an Eagle Scout and my three sons are Eagle Scouts. Even though my sons are grown I am still a scout leader working with the eleven year old scouts from our Troop.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church. I have been a member now for 31 years. I am so grateful to have the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in my life. I am thankful to my wonderful wife for her bringing the gospel into my life. I met my wife while attending Utah State University. I am originally from the Kansas City, Missouri area. I decided to attend Utah State after searching for a college to attend. When I left Missouri to go to college, I had no idea who or what a Mormon was. I met my wife my sophomore year of college playing volleyball at a fraternity/sorority exchange. We began dating. We both enjoyed outdoor activities and playing sports together. She was my first contact with a Mormon. My next contact was through church basketball. I was invited to play on a church basketball team in Logan. After I graduated from college, I returned to Missouri to attend law school in Kansas City. Jill and I got married after my first year of law school when we realized that we did not want to be apart any longer. After we were married, Jill wanted me to take her to church since she did not know the Kansas City area. My first Sunday taking her to church I was invited to play church basketball. It was this exposure to the Church through basketball that I came to find that all the rumors I had heard about the Church were really not true. After I graduated from law school, I took the lessons from the Missionaries. It took some time, but eventually I realized that what the Missionaries were teaching me was true. At first I did not believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. It was after a trip to Nauvoo and reading Elder Oaks' book The Carthage Conspiracy that I realized that the Joseph Smith story was not simply made up, but had really happened. I was baptized shortly thereafter. I am so grateful for my decision to be baptized and blessings this decision has brought into my life and the lives of my family.

How I live my faith

I love working with the youth. I have been a Bishop in the Church which gave me a wonderful opportunity to work with the youth of our Ward. I have taught early morning seminary to our youth. We met five days a week at 6:00 am during the school year and I taught them the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have served as the Young Mens President of our Ward, allowing me to work closely with the young men of our ward. I also have been a scout leader for years and currently am the eleven year old leader for our Ward. I have attended scout camp for at least 15 years and was able to attend every year with all three of my sons. The Gospel in my life is truly a blessing. I believe in my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that he lives and loves us. I strive to live my life in a manner that would be pleasing to the Savior. I would be glad to share more with you. Let me know.