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Hi I'm Dave

I like mountain regions best, though the tall pines of Georgia and corn fields of Iowa are glorious too. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born on the leading edge of the baby-boomers. My father served in the USNavy during WWII and began his family happy to be an American. I went through school in the west and was drafted after my 2nd year of college. Rather than be a soldier, I enlisted in the Navy. I met and married the beautiful ward organist while stationed in Great Lakes NTC in Illinois. After my tour was completed, I moved my family back West, then East, South, West, East, and now finally in California. Now my children are grown with 4 boys and 2 girls. They are all married, all with children of their own. The term "fullfilled" is used to describe senior citizens who look back upon the lives of their children. I can attest that fullfillment is an understatement. I recommend marriage and children--without them, life would be void of the most valuable bonds mankind can experience. I had hobbies around building things: a foundary, a couple telescopes, numerous contraptions, and a few inventions. Making shavings in the garage is great therapy for a stressful day at the office. Now I dabble on the computer in search for the perfect algorithm. In the past I had written and published a dozen software programs because I enjoyed applying logic to behavior. Often I wasn't so successful. My time is consumed by way too many interests. But life is full and meant to be lived to gain knowledge. My success is relative, but did I mention the fullfillment I get from my kids and grandkids?

Why I am a Mormon

It is far easier to believe a Creator designed this world than to believe life began as an accident. Therefore, there is a God who designed all we see. I have felt His presence and guidance throughout my life. I know I am His child, and like all other living creatures, I can grow to become like my parents. The Bible was written by inspired men who were directed by the Spirit to provide a roadway through life's trials. The Book of Mormon likewise. In both, we are taught of Christ, and that following Him will lead us to eternal life in His presence. Not only will those who follow Him have joy in the next world, but they will be busy assisting God in the act of creation itself. There is space in the universe for the expansion of His Kingdom, and I testify that worthy souls who have proven themselves living by faith in this mortal life will be officers in His ever-expanding kingdom. So the path is straight; I must keep the commandments and seek ways to serve God by serving my fellow man. I hope to be able to do so until my life's work is finished. This I say in the glorious name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I have enjoyed many callings and assignments in my life. The most important has been to be a husband and father. I taught my children to follow the promptings of the Spirit and to be good citizens. Currently I serve as an information technology specialist where I try to maintain computers, projectors, TVs, and satellite equipment in the area. Part of my calling is to regularly speak to different congregations and I feel it my duty to always be cheerful in all my doings. Life is so good and we are so blessed that I should always show gratitude for these happy times--not saying I don't have trials, disappointments, or challenges--but I strive to receive them well. I am happy to serve in any way I can.