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Hi I'm David

I'm a grandfather, I'm an accountant, I'm a pilot, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family; my wife, children and grandchildren. I have been active is sports all of my life; my father tells the story that my first spoken word was "ball". I played football and baseball in high school and for 2 years of college. I also love to fly. I soloed half way through my junior year of high school and earned my private pilot license the summer after graduation. Marriage and family slowed my flying for the next 25 years, while I concentrated on providing for my family, coaching Little League, and being an active leader in all ranks of Boy Scouts. After my family had grown, I changed my focus and with the encouragement of my wife and friends I became a Certified Flight Instructor. I like to learn new things and teach others. After 15 years of teaching flying, it's now time to change focus again and concentrate on spoiling my grand children.

Why I am a Mormon

One of my earliest questions to my mother came from the National Geographic Magazine which was always in our home and seemed to always feature an article on Africa. My mother had taught me the importance of faith and belief in Jesus Christ, and I asked her "What about all of the people in Africa? What happened to people who had never had the opportunity to learn of Christ." In my adolescent years, I attended church with any of my friends who would invite me. I attended Methodist, Catholic, and Baptist services; Lutheran summer Bible school, and even spent some time studying with the Christian Scientists. But, no one could adequately answer my question. My first year in college, I became interested in a young woman who was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I had heard of the Mormons; but had been warned against this strange and secretive cult. However, I felt comfortable in unfamiliar churches; and if I wanted to be with this new acquaintance, it meant going to her church on Sunday. I attended regularly and found nothing strange, secretive, or cultish in this religion. A little less than a year later, I was introduced to the missionaries and finally found the answer to my life long question. God loves all of his children and provides a way for all to be judged on a fair and equal basis. His great plan of happiness has a place for everyone. This knowledge was enough to get me to read the Book of Mormon and to be baptized. To be completely clear and honest, I did marry the girl who introduced me to the Church, but I did not join the Church for her. I studied the Gospel as presented by the missionaries. I prayed about it and asked my Heavenly Father if the decision I had made was correct; and I received an answer to my prayer. I know that the Gospel is true and I can look back and see God's hand clearly in my life gently guiding me to a place where I could ask Him my question. All that is good in my life has come from that decision.

How I live my faith

From my earliest dating in high school, my most sincere desire was to have a wife and family that I could nurture, provide for, protect, and love. The Church supports and encourages me in this pursuit and teaches me how to be a better husband, father, and grandfather. I have had opportunities to serve and to lead and to teach in church settings that have given me the confidence to serve, lead, and teach in community and business settings. For me, the most fulfilling opportunities in life are those that let you help others. It is an incredible feeling to be able to do something for someone else that they could not do for themselves, whether it is mowing the yard of a family whose father is serving a military tour of duty or comforting someone who is mourning the loss of a loved one. In my office is a pencil portrait of three little girls. They are our family's angels. None lived beyond 10 hours of life, but a talented friend gave them the faces of young women. They are a promise to each member of our family that if we can pass the test of this life, we can live with them again. They help me every day to remember why I am here and where I want to go after this life.