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Hi I'm David

I'm an attorney, husband, and father of two, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of two boys. In my professional life, I'm an attorney. Outside of work, I love the outdoors, mountain biking, and watching my kids grow up.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 15 I fell in love with a girl. She was Mormon, I wasn't. One Sunday I decided to attend her church and was amazed at what I found. The people there befriended me in a way I will never forget. They welcomed me into their hearts and homes almost instantly and overwhelmingly. The girl and I eventually stopped seeing each other and I stopped going to church. But my experience left an impression on me that I would not soon forget. Ten years later, I found myself searching for something more. I was tired of the life that I had been leading, and decided to pick up an old copy of the Book of Mormon. I also discovered several books by prophets and apostles of the church, and read their words with amazement. They seemed to speak directly to me. I began praying for an answer that what I was reading and hearing was true. Then one day, I sank to my knees in my apartment and asked for God's forgiveness. I wept, there on my living room floor, a man of 26, humbled by the perfection of my Savior, Jesus Christ, and overwhelmed by his sacrifice for someone as thoroughly flawed as me. A moment later, a magnificent peace settled upon me. I knew that God loved me and that I had been given an opportunity to change my life for the better forever. I decided to seize that opportunity there and then, and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Probably the most visible way in which I live my faith is by not drinking coffee or alcohol, or using drugs or tobacco. In my daily speech and activities I avoid profanity or taking the Lord's name in vain. I am an avid reader of both the Bible and the Book of Mormon; and every morning and every night I pray in private and with my family. Being a Mormon also means being an active participant in serving and strengthening others both spiritually and temporally. I currently have an assignment in my church to organize a group of men in performing service projects for others within our church as well as our community. Sometimes this may be something as simple as cleaning a building or helping someone move. But our most important service is to use a sacred gift called the "priesthood," which is the authority to act in God's name, to give spiritual blessings of comfort and healing to others.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

David
Mormons baptize new members because we're trying to follow Christ's example, who was baptized by John the Baptist. Baptism is a sacred ordinance that symbolizes the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as well as our willingness to forsake our old ways and be spiritually reborn. In baptism we make a covenant with God to follow Christ and keep his commandments and to take his name upon us. In exchange we are cleansed of our sins and have the gift of the Holy Ghost to be our constant companion. Show more Show less