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Hi I'm David

My wife and I own and operate a cupcake, cookie and ice cream shop in our small town. We love serving sweet treats. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to wife, my best friend, for almost 40 years. When we both got laid off recently we decided to open a cupcake shop in our small town. This is the first business we have ever owned and we learn alot on a daily basis. It is fun and rewarding to have our own business. We have the opportunity to be together every day with a common goal of providing sweet treats to our customers. I am the proud father of three wonderful children and four terrific grandchildren. It is so much fun to see the growth, development and exuberance for life that our grandchildren posses. Each has unique talents and abilities that they have been blessed with. Photography has always been something I enjoy. I like taking landscape pictures as well as pictures of our family. I also enjoy movies. I especially like discovering movies that are not mainstream. I like foriegn films, documentaries and classics. Even movies with subtitles are fine with me. Traveling has always been enjoyable for my wife and I. Whether it is travel abroad or out in the country on a Saturday afternoon drive we love to see new things and explore. Of all things in the world I love and enjoy my family the most especially the times we share together.

Why I am a Mormon

When I first started dating my wife she and I were both members of denominations other than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We were teenagers who lived in two different towns. I went on a two week family vacation. Upon my return she told me that she was going to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I went to her baptism. That was my very first exposure to the LDS church. We were married several years after her baptism. I still belonged to a different church than my wife, but was not actively involved. When we moved to La Jolla, CA I was invited to play basketball at the LDS church on a weeknight. After playing orgainized basketball since I was a kid including college basketball for one year I could not resist the invitation. The men who were playing basketball that evening loved me instantly for who I was and not wether or not I could even play basketball. I was befriended by each of them. One of the biggest keys to my conversion was taking the lessons from the full time missionaries. Each Monday night a couple in the ward had my wife and I over for dinner. The Elders from the church were at these dinners as well. After dessert we had a religious discussion. When several of these discussions were completed I was asked if I wanted to be baptized. On my own I made the decision and was glad to tell the missionaries that "yes" I would like to be baptized. I chose to be baptized by a Samoan gentleman who was one of my ward basketball teammates. I have never regretted my personal and prayerful decision to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This decision has blessed me, my wife and our family beyond all words. I am so thankful I joined the true church on earth. I am thankful for my Savior,Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father. I am also grateful for the Holy Ghost who touched my heart with a calm assurance that my decision to be baptized and confirmed was right. I am filled with joy.

How I live my faith

I recently was released from serving as the ecclesiastical leader of our congregation. I served for 5 years as the Bishop of our geographic area known as a Ward. During that time I learned how to love people, be more compassionate and increase my paitence. I performed marriages, funerals, witnessed baptisms and other sacred ordinances during that time period. I had many opportunities to lead meetings, teach classes of adults and teens, and organize events. I know the experiences I have had serving in the church helped me become a better person. I have also developed many skills and honed talents. Serving in the church has been a tremendous blessing to me. Whether it has been as a youth basketball coach, Sunday School teacher or Men's group leader I have grown and learned each step of the way. I live my faith daily through regular prayer, scripture study and living in the world but not of the world. Controlling my thoughts, appetites and passions help ground me on a daily basis. I do my best to be a good and honest person. I try not to judge others and to be kind to all. Being careful not to view inappropriate media or internet sites is a strong conviction of mine as well. I know Satan places many obstacles in our lives and he knows each of our individual weaknesses. As I follow the commandments and the covenants I have made I know my Father in Heaven blesses me and my family on a regular basis. I am so thankful for my testimony and the blessings I recieve from my membership in the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.