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Hi I'm Dave

I grew up in Arizona. I work in software. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a grandpa with 4 daughters and 7 grandchildren. I enjoy reading, photography and the outdoors. I really enjoy eating the fresh vegetables from our garden each summer. Professionally, I am a software support analyst.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe we are all children of God. He is an all-loving, all-merciful, and all-just parent. It is in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where I can learn the truths of how His love and mercy is extended to each and every one of his children. Jesus is God's son. He is the Savior of the whole human race. He is the personification of Heavenly Father's love for his children. His grace applies to all. Peter wrote that the gospel is also "preached.... to them that are dead"(1Peter 4:6). My Nordic ancestors have an equal opportunity to hear the good word and accept Jesus as their Savior. This is a gospel of real hope, real joy, extended to all who will just listen. Understanding of truths, such as this, have been made available to us through the restoration of God's ancient order to Joseph Smith. Once more, prophets and apostles in possession of God's authority walk the earth. Revelation from heaven has been renewed. The invitation is to take a few minutes and learn of God's message to us in this time.

How I live my faith

As there is no professional clergy, opportunities abound for all to pitch in and be involved. I have served as a bishop, the presiding minister to our congregation, and other various leadership positions. It has also been my pleasure to teach the youth in various capacities, most recently as a seminary teacher, conducting a scripture study class with them each morning before they attend school. As one who holds His priesthood, there are numerous chances to visit in the homes, assist those in need, and provide blessings to the sick as described in James 5:14. Such opportunities of service allow us to more fully follow the admonition of Christ when he said, "Come, follow me". It is in this effort of discipleship, following the example of Jesus' service, where the joy of the gospel is most fully felt.