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Hi I'm David

I'm the Youngest of 6. I have a cat and a bird. I love music and acting. I'm a missionary, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

 I'm from Texas, but I am currently in California serving a two year mission for the church. I love being a missionary. Sharing the message about the Savior Jesus Christ brings me a pure joy. I have had voice lessons for about 5 years. My brother and I are always writing songs and singing. It's a form of expression so much more powerful then simple speech alone. I enjoy performing. Part of this may be because I have ADHD, but I absolutly love attention. I did Theatre in High School for 3 years, and competition "One Act Play" for the last two years of High School. I have acted in "A Midsummers Night Dream" "Treasure Island" "The Wizard of Oz" "Fire in the Hole" "A Company of WayWard Saints" "Anne" and "Fiddler on the Roof" in High School. After High School I participated in a play called "Bye Bye Birdie" for the community and a Play called "Savior of the World" for our church. With all of the plays that I've done there is alot of emotion in them as I try to figure out how I would feel in a certain situation. However in the play "Savior of the Word" there was a much different feeling. Because it was something that the Spirit could plainly testify of. I love public speaking, especially about God. All that I have done in my life has helped me become more open about sharing my beliefs with others. I'm the Youngest of 6. I have a cat and a bird. I love music and acting. And I'm a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a LDS family. There came a time in my life where I really wanted to know if everything that I was taught was true. I had a really hard time believing that God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith. I did what my teachers told me to do. I read from the Book of Mormon. I had been taught that the "Book of Mormon is the Keystone of our religion." Meaning that if it was true everything else was true. I had confidence that God would answer my prayers. I couldn't believe that God would want me to be confused, He is our loving Father in heaven. I read and prayed everyday for a little over 2 months. Everytime I read I felt good. I felt peaceful. When I got to the end of the second Book of Nephi I read a verse that changed my life forever. It was the witness of the prophet Nephi. When I read those words it was like he was speaking directly to me. I could almost see him in my head writing with all the energy of his heart., praying that people would believe the words which he "wrote with his very own hand." I felt a peaceful warmth come over me. I couldn't deny the truthfulness of the Book because that feeling was the Holy Ghost, which teaches truth. What happened next was unexpected. There was a domino effect. I knew then and in an instant that Joseph Smith had been called as a living prophet. I instantly came to know my Savior even better, and I instantly knew that this was the same church that Jesus Christ established over 2,000 years ago. As the spiritual domino's continued to fall, or as the dots continued to become connected, I knew that God and Jesus Christ truely did appear to Joseph Smith in a grove of trees, now sacred, so many years ago. It was hard for me to wrap my head around that fact, but I could not deny what I had learned of the Spirit. Today I am still strong in that knowlege. The witness of the Spirit does not fade away and I can remember as clear now as if it happened this morning. That is why I am a mormon.

How I live my faith

 Right now the way that I live my faith is by being a full-time representative of Jesus Christ as a missionary. It's the greatest thing that I feel I could be doing. I love to see the light in peoples faces when they feel the peace that comes from the Holy Ghost. Before I came out on my mission. I used to volunteer in the Cubscouts. We had a wonderful group of kids between the ages of 8-10. I remember being amazing at how much fun it was to be around them. I also had the blessing of being a teacher for all of the youth ages 12 - 18. That was a lot of fun. For me being a Mormon isn't just having a passive belief in something, but it's living everyday as Christ himself would live. I'm not perfect, but I feel happier when I live my faith. I do this by smiling, talking with someone who looks sad, helping people carry in their groceries, helping people move, doing random acts of kindness, making cookies for my neighbors, and singing. I feel that singing is a wonderful form of worship.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

David
The reason why I keep the Word of Wisdom really has absolutly nothing to do with the health aspect of the Law. The reason I keep and live it is simply because it is a Law from God. I know that Joseph Smith was called as a prophet. I know that, just like in times of old, God reveals His laws and commandments through prophets. So when Joseph Smith and Living prophets tell us not to put these substances into my body that is all I need. It's the principle of obedience. Whatever God asks that is what I will do. To me I don't care if doctors are reccomending marajuana for medical use, because God has told us not to use it. It wasn't to long ago that doctors were reccommending ciggerrettes as well. Doctors are also reccomending that we drink wine, does that mean its good for us? No, it's alcohal, it's poison, it's never good for you. I don't need to know all the reasons why I shouldn't put something into my body. All I need is to know that God forbids it. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

David
Jesus Christ is the founder of His church. His church was lost when people killed all the apostles. And Jesus Christ himself appeared to Joseph Smith and restored the church through him. Jesus is the head of our church, and he leads it by giving direction to living prophets. Show more Show less