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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Portland,now I live in St. Helens,but I'm still in Oregon!

About Me

Hi , I'm David. I'm a convert to the Mormon Church when I was in College and playing baseball . I'm now 51 years old, Married 31 years , and the father of eleven children . I love God,my wife Candy,my children, and my amazing country! Included in my love is all of my extended family.I've worked at UPS for 22 years,I've played baseball and softball most of my life and I've coached many different little league teams over the years.We have a place at the beach and I love to go there and reflect and renew. I'm a nut about finding Aggates and then bringing out their beauty in a rock tumbler and pollisher.It reminds me that all of Gods creations have an inner beauty that can be brought to the surface with tender care,nurturing,and love.I live in the most beautiful place I've ever seen,St. Helens,Oregon.With the Columbia River near by along with Mt. St. Helens and the surrounding forrests,I'm truly blessed!

Why I am a Mormon

All of my youth and young adult years I wondered about the stars , you know , the heavens ,the night sky , astronomy , and where I fit into the whole picture. Because of the distances ,time , and perfection in all that I saw , I realized that there had to be a creator . We are not here by accident . God created each of us and all that we see in nature .I saw a man named LaGrand Richards speak at a General Conferance at a baseball friends home and that changed my life. He was so real , It was common sense. My lifes questions were being answered before my very eyes . Soon thereafter I read the Book of Mormon and I knew that this book was from God .I knew that Joseph Smith , the man who translated this book , had to be a Prophet of God . I knew it and I could not deny it .I was really unsure of my lifes direction prior to this time . I had been making some really poor choices and now everything changed . The Gospel of Jesus Christ saved my life and it gave me Faith and purpose .This world no longer seemed like a horrible place to raise up children . I love God because He first loved me , I love my wife and my children , all my extended family and my wonderful country .

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my daily life . I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints every day and not just on Sundays . I know that people watch me and hear my words each day, each moment , and they make judgements . I try to live each day as if its my last , and if that day comes sooner than expected , then I hope that I've left good memories for those that stay . I love my life , I love my wife . I love my family , and I love my God for all He's done for me .