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Hi I'm David

I am a convert to the church and thankful that someone was willing to share the gospel with me.

About Me

From the very first time that I prayed about the church and about Joseph Smith, I knew the church was true. I struggled to read the pamphlets and the reading assignments that the missionaries gave me because I never finished a grade in school after the 5th grade, they just kept moving me forward until I quit in the 9th grade. I could scarcely read and because of the drug use, comprehension was very low. I think it was after the third discussion I called Pat that night and told her I thought I was failing the discussions. She laughed a little and reassured me I would pass. Well, I was baptized a member of the church July 11, 1969 and it was not a testimony of the book of Mormon, but a testimony of Joseph Smith and I knew the church was true. It has been a long struggle to read through the standard works of the church, and even longer to start to understand. I not only do not have an education but I also have Dyslexia, and ADHD which makes it hard to focus on any one book for over 10 minutes at a time. I have managed to work through these problems with the tender mercies of the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

My wife Susan and I have been married for 10 years and life just keeps getting better. I know it’s through prayer and the study of the scriptures that keeps our marriage on track. The principles of the gospel of salvation, and that family's can be together forever is what binds me to the church. I truly believe if we did not read The Book of Mormon as a family, and have prayer together every day there is no way we could enjoy the peace that we feel in our home. Sue has 5 wonderful children and there were 3 at home when we were married and we both knew according to statistics of the world our marriage had little chance of success but we can testify that with the Savior in your life, anything is possible. 

How I live my faith

Life is Magical has been the mantra of my life, it has changed my life into the incredible success that it is right now. If you are going to define your life in such a way, you must define for your conscious mind what you deem success to be. Is it money, a nice car, a big house with servants, or can success possibly exist without material possessions, or chattels. For life to be magical we must also believe in miracles, in a creator of everything around us, “have miracles ceased because Christ hath ascended into heaven, and has sat down on the right hand of God, to claim of the Father his rights of mercy which he hath upon the children of men?” I know they have not ceased because he hears and answers my prayers, He knows who I am by name, “My Beloved brethren, have miracles ceased? Behold I say unto you Nay neither have angels ceased to minister unto the children of men”. Life is magical because God lives and when I discovered that, it changed everything around me and how I viewed the world. It is that power that helped me overcome the addictions in my life. One day at a time and as I have grown closer to Christ He has taken away the pain and sorrow that had so deeply rooted my perception of life around me. He helped me overcome the addictions in my life and the peace I feel makes the intense struggle all the sweeter.