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Hi I'm David

I'm a regular guy, your neighbor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah and have been a member of the LDS church my entire life. I served a mission for the church in Spain and today I serve teaching the 11-year old scouts. I have worked in professional sports, in adverting and public relations and today work for a large transportation company. My wife and I have six children, one of whom is serving a mission today. As a family we love to travel and personally, I enjoy hiking in the Utah mountains and participating in century bike rides.

Why I am a Mormon

One of the wonderful things about the LDS church is that each member is expected to gain his or her own testimony of the truthfulness of the restored gospel and the message of the atonement of Jesus Christ. Being raised in the church doesn't mean you should automatically follow this faith blindly. As a missionary, I loved teaching people about how they could know for themselves, exercising faith in Jesus Christ, and not having to depend on the faith of their parents or someone else. I took the challenge found in the Book of Mormon (Moroni 10:3-5) as a teenager and know with certainty that Jesus is the Christ, Joseph Smith was a prophet, the Book of Mormon is true and the Lord's church is on the earth today, led by a living prophet. I think our most important message to those not of our faith who want to know what our key beliefs are can be found in the Book of Mormon, 2Nephi 25:26: "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." That is the core of our faith and if followed, would change the world for good.

How I live my faith

I recognize that others look to Mormons is different ways. Some look at us as being odd or culturally different. Others set high expectations based on the expectations we set for ourselves. I recognize that I can’t be perfect, but try and live a life that would be an example of the happiness and peace that can be found in the gospel of Jesus Christ.