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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a Mormon. I joined the LDS Church when I was 28.

About Me

I was born in Ohio and raised as a Methodist and became a Mormon when I was 28 years old. My wife and I have reared 10 children and now live in Washington State where I have worked for 19 years. I work in the water and wastewater industry which I have done for the past 38 years. We have 27 grandchildren scattered throughout the United States.

Why I am a Mormon

I had been searching for something in my life when I met my wife. At the time I did not know that she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We were married in another church and soon purchased a house. The missionaries stopped by on a new move in. My wife quickly asked them to come in. They were surprised about this until they found out that she was member. She invited them to come back later when I was home from work. When I arrived home she told me that the missionaries from the LDS Church were coming by tonight. I did not know what to expect but that night we discussed the plan of salvation. I knew in my heart that evening that I had found what was missing in my life. Before the missionaries came back the second time I asked my wife if she felt that I should ask them if I could be baptized. She was glad to hear this and after the second discussion they challenged me to be baptized. I accepted and was baptized one month after my first contact with the missionaries. We were sealed in the Temple one year later and have enjoyed the blessings of the gospel in directing our life and rearing our family. Since that time we both have grown in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it has blessed our lives in so many ways that we are remiss should we not thank our Heavenly Father each day.

How I live my faith

I have been privileged to participate in many callings in the Church. Each one has permitted me experience and to grow spiritually. Service is one of the greatest experiences in my life. To serve others brings feelings that are not found in any other way. When we are in the service of the least of these we are in the service of the Lord (paraphrased scripture). I know that this is true because I have personally experienced this in Church service.

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

Dave
A husband and wife can be together forever. We must keep the commandments and make covenants with the Lord and remain faithful to the end to receive this blessing. It is a promise given to us if we but follow the gospel of Jesus Christ. Can you imagine being able to live with each other forever? It certainly makes daily decisions much easier knowing that the little things of life such as "what are we having for supper"are not nearly as important to our life here together. Can you also imagine having our beautiful children with us also? If you believe that your spouse and children are the what gives you the greatest joys in life, then you are ready to find out about how to get there. I know the blessings of have a wonderful wife and children today. I would not want to be anywhere without them. They are what motivates me to work to earn a living and to obey the commandments to give me the opportunity to live with them forever. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Dave
When I joined the Church the missionaries asked several questions 1. Where did I come from? 2. Why am I here. 3. Where am I going? These three questions explain everything. I lived before this life with my Heavenly Father, I am here to learn, and will return to my Father in Heaven. Hearing the answers to these questions can change your present life and in the eternities. Show more Show less