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Hi I'm David B. Pruitt

I am a Balloon Twister, a Magician, a Clown, I worked at Disneyland, and I am serving a mission in Minneasota, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

About me, Well I was born in Anaheim California. My dad is a retired Mailman, and my mom is a professional clown. My Parents were divorced when I was about 8 years old, I chose in my life to be happy because there certainly is not enough time to be upset or sad. I learned how to be a clown from my Mom when I was about 10 years old, in 2004. I won first place in the Junior multiple balloon and single balloon at the Western Regional Clown Association. I have since continued to develope my talents, I love serving others and making people happy. I graduated from high school in 2008, attended some college, then started work at Disneyland selling balloons and Ice Cream. I became converted to the gospel though a friends who was living the gospel, I saw that in their own life they had a happiness that lasts forever. Although I was born and raised in the church it did not click to me until I truly had someone point out to me how to be happy forever. Now I am serving a mission in Minneasota, telling others about how they can be happy forever as a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a LDS family, although we were not perfect, I was still raised in righteouness. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. My Parents soon departed and divorced after that. I lived with my Father and went to church every week. I was rather angry with life because of the idea that everyone in the church seems to have this perfect family, while I was this outcast who did not have anyone. Although I was overexagerating this truth back in the day, I just didn't know that the church was true for myself. It didnt come until much later in my life. In fact I was about 19 and it was my first week working at Disneyland. I met someone who had changed my life in a instances, because they were living the gospel and befriended me. They gave me some of the best advice I have ever recieved in my life. "You need to dump your girlfriend." At this time in my life I was rather miserable, sure I was going to church, but I was not listening. I was not living the gospel in my life at this time, but soon after I changed my life around it came just like a sunrise. Not all at once, but I learned a little here, and progressed and continued to change my life around to improve my life so that I could be happy. Now I did in fact listen to the advice and the gospel did change my life around. I am now happy, although I still have more to learn, I still have the basics down which bring happiness, which is all I could really want. Soon after I read the book of Mormon, and I recieved an anwser for myself that it was true. Now I am a Mormon because I know there is a way to be happy, its not from doing whatever you want, it comes though living the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I would say probably back in the day, I lived my faith by going to 3 long boring hours of church every sunday, excited to get out and to do whatever I pleased afterwards. Now today I would say that I live my faith by helping others recieve the message that took so long to get into my head. I goto church every Sunday now, I serve others at any chance I get. I have learned to love God, and my neighbor. I have learned that Sunday is God's Holy day and that it shouldnt be just Sunday I do good things, but every day of the week. I live my faith by loving others, just how christ taught it.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

David B. Pruitt
I think its important for two reasons. One is that it is a revelation to our Leaders of our church telling us to be prepared for the worse. That if our leaders are telling us to do it, we should heed there council. Two, that It is a essential need for us to be self reliant so that we can progress in life. I believe that if we are ready for the worse, then it wont be to terrible if it comes. Just like the Boyscout motto, Be prepared. I think that we can progress with this in mind because we will be thinking more of the future and less then the just now. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

David B. Pruitt
We have 12 Apostles, because Christ had 12 men whom he called to be his Apostles. These were the men to bear Testimony that he is the Christ, the man who atoned for our sins. Now the reason why we Have 12 Apostles is because we know from the scriptures that Christ church is built upon the Foundation of Prophets and Apostles, Jesus Christ being the Chief corner stone. The Idea I like about this would be that These men are to testify of Jesus Christ, men will one day die, so there would be needed more Apostles to testify of the Christ otherwise there would be no one to testify of Jesus Christ with the Authority of God, to act in his name, to give us instruction as to what we must do, to clarify what the scriptures tell us to do. Who would know better then one sent by him? other then Christ himself. Otherwise you get many speculations as to what the Scriptures tell us. I know for myself that the Current Apostle today have been called of God, to clarify to us what the scriptures say according to Our Father in Heaven, not the precepts of men. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

David B. Pruitt
Simply, a testimony is a I Know statement, not a I believe, but I know of a certain principle, such as I know the Sun will rise tommorow, as well as I know that My Redeemer lives. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

David B. Pruitt
Missionaries will talk about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, how it has effected them in their lifes, and how it can help better improve yours. They speak of the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ back on the earth today though a prophet that you can find out for yourself it he is by reading the scriptures know as the Book of Mormon. They also go over the Plan of Happiness, that will help you understand where you came from, where you are going, and why you are here. Lastly they will teach about Christ commandments, that will improve your life. That though living the commandments you will have many blessings that will follow. They will not force anything upon you, they only invite you to try living the gospel of Jesus Christ to see if it is a better lifestyle as well as a better life, in this life, and the life to come. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

David B. Pruitt
There are several things that tell me that there is a God. I guess the most important one to me would be the scriptures. I love the stories from the Old Testament. One thing that testifies to me is that the Hebrews, or the Jews, were enslaved by the Egyptians. They were then delivered from Egypt by a prophet named Moses. I would almost go as far as it would have been impossible for the Hebrews to leave Egypt all at once, unless God had assisted them. Wandering the in the Dessert for 40 years, I could not inmagine so many people living out in the dessert without assistance from God. So the Scriptures to me are the most important peice of evidence that testify that there is a God. I would also say that the tender mercies of the Lord have been with me thoughout my entire life. There are just so many instances that I notice in my life that were just convient for my own good. Small miracles in life, and anwsers to prayer really do make me feel and believe that there is a God. Those instances in my life which really can not be explained really do make me think that there really is something out there, and I am happy to have the knowledge of the Plan of Salvation which tells me there is a God. Which gives the purpose of God, which is for us to be happy. Which I am grateful for. Show more Show less