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Hi I'm David

I am married. My wife and I have four children. I love to fish. I love to play guitar and sing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to spend time with my family. My three sons and I love sports. We play basketball together. We play tennis together. I treasure time I spend with my daughter, too. We read the Bible together everyday. We shop together and do crafts together. (She is a much better shopper than I am and is much better at crafts...but, it's still fun.) My wife and I like to go out to the movies and to dinner. I love to play guitar and sing. I try to write poetry and songs that have meaning for me and my family. Sometimes, I "volunteer" my family to sing a song I have written at family gatherings or in other settings. They are pretty good sports! I love the great outdoors. I love mountains. I love fishing. I love to have quiet moments in nature to soak in the beauty of God's creations and to contemplate my place in His plan.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a member of the Mormon church. I have four children. It is somewhat intimidating raising children in the world we live in. I love the standards and the principles that are part of our lives as we try to live the gospel. I am a big "fan of the Plan." I love to study and understand the Plan of Salvation and the purpose of life. I feel the peace and love of my Savior as I live the gospel and as I study the Plan of Salvation.

How I live my faith

The gospel has taught me that everyone is a child of God. I try to view myself in that light. I try to view others in that light. Just looking at myself and others as children of God and trying to give myself and others the love and respect that we merit as children of God with infinite worth and potential is a powerful experience. I like teaching classes and speaking to congregations on Sundays. My son and I visit in the homes of families and share a message and serve as opportunities present themselves.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

David
Faith without works is dead. We believe in acting to the best of our ability in accordance with gospel principles. However, none of us is good enough to qualify to return to heaven on our own merits. That's where grace comes in. We are saved through the grace of God after doing all that we can do to earn salvation. Show more Show less