What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Dave Sedgwick

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am first a husband, 2nd a father of 5, and 3rd working to transform long-term care nursing homes for seniors. I work hard to make time for one-on-ones with the kids, date nights with my wife, triathlons, mountain biking, reading, eating healthy, and technology. 

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is truly the restored Church of Jesus Christ that He originally established when He walked on this earth. I've found the comforting and purpose-given answers to life's great questions of where did we come from, why are we here, and where are we going. I could not imagine being a husband and father without these assurances.

How I live my faith

Trying to live a positive, healthy life - both physically and emotionally. As a family we have a family night each Monday where we sing, play, and have lessons about the Gospel. Christ is the perfect example of charity and forgiveness and service. I fall far short of those ideals yet try to live those in my different roles.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Dave Sedgwick
I've actually become very interested in the word of wisdom over the last few years as I've worked to lose about 30 pounds and get in triathlon shape. The word of wisdom is a commandment from God to do 2 things: abstain from tobacco, alcohol, coffee & tea, and illegal drugs, and 2) eat healthy. Most people in and out of the church focus on number 1. But #2 has become far more interesting to me. The actual commandment can be found in what we believe is modern day scripture in a book called the Doctrine and Covenants, section 89. In regards to #2 it specifically says to primarily eat a plant based diet (vegetables, grains, etc.) and to eat meat "sparingly." Interesting choice of words. Sparingly. As I've applied that law in my life I've seen the associated promises come true ... being able to "walk and not be weary and run and not faint" among other things. Books like the China Study and movies like Forks Over Knives add a secular testimony to the wisdom of the word of wisdom that was declared over a century before there was any science showing the risks (cancers, obesity, heart attacks, diabetes, etc.) associated with not living either/or both parts of the word of wisdom. Show more Show less