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Hi I'm Dava

I'm theatrical, funny, sarcastic and sometimes awkward. I'm a Daughter of God and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 25 years old. I'm a single adult, I live in Minnesota and go to the local community college. I'm the oldest of five children. I have a big personality and love to get to know new people. I have struggled with depression, anxiety, and my weight since childhood. All people have their issues and those are mine but I know that with the love and guidance of my Heavenly Father I can overcome all of them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was eleven years old when I moved to Minnesota with my mother, step-father and three siblings. Our furniture wasn't at our home yet and the four of us were running around like crazy people and our poor mother was at the end of her rope. As we were exploring our new neighborhood a woman came walking down the way asking for our family. She introduced herself to our mother and said that she was from the Mormon church and that my stepfather's parents had called and said that we were moving into the area and might need some help. My mother confided that she wasn't sure what she was going to do. We had no furniture, she couldn't leave us alone to go to the store and there was no way she was taking all of us to the grocery store together. The woman said that she would be right back and returned with peanut butter, bread and juice boxes. She stayed with us and spoke to my mother as we waited for our furniture to arrive. She told us about the other families that lived in the area and when our furniture arrived she disappeared. Soon enough we met the family up the road who had children who were our ages. Then we began attending the church and met with the missionaries. My family sat and listened to the missionaries and took on challenges to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know it's truth. In November of 1997, only six months after moving into Minnesota, my younger sister and I were baptized. Although I've had my struggles, and members of my family have come into the church and fallen away, I know that this is God's true church in the latter-days. I know that Joseph Smith, Jr. was called of God and translated the Book of Mormon. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today and that he still receives revelation from our Heavenly Father who loves us. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he loves me and atoned for my sins so that I could be perfected. I know these things with all my being and say so in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of the Young Single Adult program in SE Minnesota. I enjoy attending activites with the Young Single Adults in my area every Monday and Institute, a class where I can learn more about the gospel, every Wednesday. I have enjoyed the chance to work in many different capacities within the church. I have worked with very young children in the nursery, I've worked in the family history center, I've served as a ward missionary and always as a member missionary. I have the wonderful opportunity to be a a visiting teacher. In this callilng I am able to visit a few of the sisters, other women, in my ward and get to know them better. I am able to be a friend to them and a compassionate confidant. I am able to serve them and grow closer to the Savior through that service.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Dava
 I smile as I read this question. We live the same as everyone else. We go to work and school. We go grocery shopping and perform in sports. We enjoy going to the movies, reading books and attending concerts. The difference is in how we do these things. Instead of choosing a job based on the income alone we consult with our Heavenly Father on what His decision for us is. When we go grocery shopping we plan ahead so that we can be prepared in case anything should happen. We don't shop on Sundays or participate in sporting events on Sundays out of respect for our Heavenly Father. He has commanded us to keep His Sabbath holy and we choose to do that. When we choose how to entertain ourselves we choose things that will be uplifting to us, not just what is popular to everyone else. That isn't to say that we don't enjoy listening to what is popular or choosing popular movies to watch or reading books that are popular. We make a conscious effort to pick the things that will bring us closer to God. Show more Show less