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Hi I'm David Child

I love my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints and love to help other's learn about my church.

About Me

My wife Jaclyn and I are living our dream here in Ellensburg, WA with our cute little kids, Dean, Ila, Julieanne, Joan and Jane. I work as a fisheries biologist and love to go fishing in my spare time. I also work as a fly fishing guide.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but there came a time in my life when I needed to find out if the church is true. I did and know that it is true. I hope that my kids will follow my example and find out for themselves, when their time comes.

How I live my faith

I know my Heavenly Father and his son, my Savior Jesus Christ by doing the small things in life, regularly. I feel closest to them and lead by the third member of the godhead, the Holy Ghost when I pray individually and with my family, read the scriptures and gospel centered books, serve in and attend church meetings. It is really as simple as saying your prayers, reading your scriptures and going to church. That's the foundation my faith is built upon.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

David Child
I believe that God calls a prophet to lead his church. A prophet or president of the church is chosen by God through his remaning apostles on the earth. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

David Child
The Savior, Jesus Christ overcame two things for me and set the example for how I need to live my life. He overcame sin and death for me, so that I might repent of my sins and enter again into God's presence after this life. By being the first to be resurrected he provided me a chance to do the same. My body and spirit following death will be reunited in a perfect form. I know my Savior lives and guides my church. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

David Child
The president of the church today is the prophet of the world. His name is Thomas S. Monson. I know he is lead by God and leads God's church. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

David Child
I believe that scripture study is key to our learning about and learning to be like our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is comparable in teachings to the Holy Bible, but is a record of God's dealings with groups of people primarily on the American continent. The crowning event of the Book of Mormon is our Savior Jesus Christ's visitation to the people there following his resurrection. By reading the Book of Mormon and Holy Bible hand in hand people can draw nearer to God. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

David Child
Mormons are christians. As a mormon I always refer to myself as a christian. I live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ and accept him as my Savior. I enjoy sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ with others. I'm a mormon and mormons are christian. Show more Show less