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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Virginia and Pennsylvania. I enjoy watching bicycle races and collecting dictionaries.

About Me

I am married. My sweetheart and I have seven children. I enjoy reading and collecting dictionaries. I am fascinated by words and their multiple meanings. As a teenager I had a summer job working at a Velodrome which is an oval, banked bicycle track and to this day I enjoy watching professional bicycle races. I also enjoy bike riding and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel answers all of my questions and strengthens my faith in Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures and pray regularly. This gives me the strength to practice living gospel principles. I serve in the Church by teaching classes, helping those in need and by visiting others. I also work with the Boy Scouts and enjoy helping the boys learn new skills.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Dave
Death is a separation of the spirit from the body. When we die our spirits go into the Spirit World to await the resurrection. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Dave
We hold the Bible in sacred reverence. We love the Holy Bible. We use it, we read it, and we teach from it. We consider it scripture from God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Dave
The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. He is a spirit personage. His role is to testify of the Father and the Son and to bear witness of truth. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Dave
Eternal life is to live in harmony with the commandments of God thus producing eternal happiness. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Dave
Physical intimacy is sacred and ordained of God. The Law of Chastity is that sexual relations are only between husband and wife. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Dave
The title "Mormon" is a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Dave
Our desire is to share the gospel with everyone. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Dave
The Book of Mormon is another scriptural witness that Jesus is the Christ. Joseph received the Book of Mormon from an angel of God. Joseph then translated it by the gift and power of God. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Dave
The title "Mormon" is a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Dave
The Mormon lifestyle is great. Paraphrasing the Apostle Paul, we believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent and in doing good to all men. If there is anything virtuous, lovely or praiseworthy or of good report we seek after these things. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Dave
This practice is known as the law of tithing. Tithing money is used to build chapels, temples and other Church facilities. Show more Show less

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

Dave
The Lord Jesus Christ restored the gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Dave
The Lord Jesus Christ restored the gospel and Church through the Prophet Joseph Smith. The Church was officially organized on April 6, 1830 in Fayette, New York. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Dave
Ask your Mormon neighbors, they will be thrilled to answer this question. :) If you do not know any Mormons then you can contact the Church and missionaries will be sent to teach you the gospel. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Dave
Faith is believing and trusting that Jesus can do what He says He can, even when we do not understand how He can. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Dave
The Lord. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Dave
Priesthood authority is the authority granted by God to men on earth to act in His name. Heavenly Father ordained that baptism be performed by proper priesthood authority. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Dave
The family is the foundation for a happy life. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Dave
Mormon women are full of faith and strength, talent and testimony. Yes, Mormons believe that men and women are equal before the Lord. Men and women have different but divinely appointed roles. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Dave
In the Lord Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Dave
Tithing funds are used to build chapels, temples and other Church facilities. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Dave
No. We reach out in love and kindness to all men and women everywhere. Our love for and desire to help others knows no political or religious boundaries. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Dave
The Church is like an island of peace and safety in the midst of an ocean of uncertainty. It stands for something solid and real. I believe people are attracted to its high standards and peaceful atmosphere. Every teaching in the Church is designed for our happiness. I think people want to be happy. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Dave
Yes, husbands and wives can be married or sealed together for time and eternity. This eternal marriage ceremony is performed in the temples. Families can live together eternally. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Dave
Another witness that Jesus is the Christ. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Dave
Nothing secret, only sacred. A temple is a place where simple and sacred ordinances are performed. Before a temple is dedicated an Open House is held for several weeks and the public is invited to tour the temple and learn more about what happens in the temples. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Dave
No. The Church encourages its members to vote for the individual candidate they believe is best qualified. Show more Show less