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Hi I'm Dave Macharsky

I'm a Mormon. I'm a Christian.

About Me

 I am a father of three girls. I have worked in the Telecom Industry for the last 13 plus years which has provided well for my family. I enjoy all sports. I am learning to love reading novels but still read more of the non-fiction library. I live within 30 mins of my entire family which has brought me much joy. I hope that one day my brothers and rest of my extended family will choose the gospel. My family is everything to me and takes the number one priority above all things except my belief in my God. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I joined the Mormon church when I turned 18. Before this I experienced my father's death at the age of 15. This made me question what I believe in and what are the other possibilities that exist. I grew up Catholic, going through many years of CCD all the way to confirmation. Up to this point I never really had a spiritual experience. I tried to attend Young Life but was very disappointed that most of the youth were not very serious about their beliefs but rather it was something fun for them to do. After meeting several LDS people I was invited to Youth Conference which was being held in Palmyria, NY. During this trip, I had many spiritual experiences and will forever be grateful to those who showed patience to me. This changed my thinking, changed my beliefs and most importantly provided the change of my life. Three days after my 18th birthday I was baptized then shortly after turning 19 I decided to serve a mission. My mission made it very clear to me that my choice was the correct one. The amount of spiritual experiences on my mission will forever be something I will remember. Shortly after returning home, a group of friends invited me to attend a Young Single Adult Christmas party. I never thought after only being home for 2 weeks that I would meet my future wife. I fought this very much because my schooling was more important but the one thing I learned from my mission was when the Spirit calls you are foolish not to respond. Again, a great decision which has lead to even more joy and 17 years of marriage. Why am I Mormon? Because the Spirit of God has shown me where the truth of Christianity is and by following this everyone can be happy.

How I live my faith

 Over the last 17 years I have served in many different callings in the church from a local missionary, teaching Sunday School, teaching Adults, and now I am the Young Men's President the leader over the Young Men ages 12-18. I love spending time with the youth of all ages because they typically are willing to learn and have so much energy. Watching the youth learn and grow into responsible adults is one of the greatest works I have seen. Watching the Youth perform service, watching them teach each other and watching them learn to improve their decisions so they avoid painful lessons of life is amazing. Since everyone makes mistakes it is difficult to avoid every pitfall but helping the youth to realize that Jesus Christ died for their sins and that we can repent of our mistakes is the best way to live our faith. Showing where hope lies is very important when so many of today's youth are committing suicide or fighting depression or just are so lost.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Dave Macharsky
 Family is the most important to me because it provides the framework around what every other thing in my life flows from. We support each other when others fail to, we show love when the rest of the world is fighting and our purpose is one even though we can see differently in certain situations. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Dave Macharsky
it is like being in the world but trying to avoid the worldly behaviors which lead to disappointment. Members try with all of their heart to live the gospel of Jesus Christ but like everyone we are susceptible to failures or mistakes which we need to repent of. NO ONE except Jesus has been or will be perfect. This is why we believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior and we must repent of our mistakes on a continual basis. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Dave Macharsky
Yes. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Dave Macharsky
The only way to increase faith in Jesus Christ is to live his teachings to the best of your ability and to serve others as Jesus did. Show more Show less