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Hi I'm David

I love cartoons, physics, my family and friends, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from the Las Vegas valley. I like to read, write, draw and have fun! Making movies with my friends has always been a favorite past time. Now although I say that I like these things that doesn't mean that I am the best at any of them but I enjoy all of them a lot. I have a great family. I am the fourth out of five children and had a blast growing up. I am going to college and my major is mechanical engineering with and emphasis in aerospace. I believe that sometimes the uncertainty is the most fun part of life. I believe that life can be one giant party. It's just how you take it. Life was made to be enjoyed and God shows you how to do that. Sometimes those last minute crazy decisions can be the best you've ever made. I believe in the power of prayer and how that can lead you to have a happy life no matter the bumps in the road.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church but the main reason why I am still a Mormon is that I had to pray about it and gain my own testimony. While I was growing up it was expected in my family that boys go and serve full-time 2 year missions for the church. When I was in high school that weighed on me quite a bit and I had to make the decision if the church was true and whether Joseph Smith was a prophet. So I had to commit to do it through study and prayer. My answer came over a couple of years. I wanted it to come right after my first prayer. I had a belief that these things were true but I wanted a sure 100 percent certain witness that this was right. So I studied and prayed and studied and prayed and studied and prayed. Then it came to a time where I was really wondering. I wanted to be 110 percent certain no room for doubt. Then during a testimony meeting, for the youth in my area, one of my friends asked me to come up and bear my testimony with her. The first thought in my head was "Umm well I have a testimony but not that completely solidified one that I want and who here wants to hear a weak testimony?" But she persisted and so I went up there and waited my turn. When I went up I was just going to say the normal lines that everyone else says but I felt different. As I began to give my testimony I could feel the Holy Ghost testifying to me that the things I was saying were true, 100 true! I soon found myself saying that Joseph Smith was indeed the prophet of God and that through him, Jesus Christ restored His church. That Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that it is only through Him that we can return to our Father in heaven, and that God is our Heavenly Father and loves us. That he has amazing blessings in store for us. That He is watchful and mindful of me personally. That The Book of Mormon is truly the word of God. That's when I knew that I had to go on a mission because it was true, 100 percent.

How I live my faith

First I believe I live my faith in my day to day activities through my example. I am also a part time missionary in the area where I live. I am a help to the full time missionaries in fulfilling their responsibilities to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement; Repentance; Baptism; Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost; and Enduring to the End.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

David
Baptism is a covenant or promise that we make with our Father in heaven. It is a step forward in showing our faith and determination to follow the example of Jesus Christ. We also believe what Jesus declared in the New Testament that a man must "be born of water and of the Spirit or he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" John 3-5. That baptism is necessary for salvation. We follow the Savior's example and are baptized by immersion or that we are completely submerged under the water. We also believe that it must be done by the priesthood authority of God. Without which makes the baptism void. This authority was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith after having been lost from the death of the apostles. The promises that we make at baptism are that 1- We are willing to take the name of Christ upon us 2- Always remember Jesus Christ and what He has done for us and 3 -To keep the commandments that God has given us. In return God promises that we will always have His Spirit to be with us. Each week we have the opportunity to reaffirm or renew these promises during the sacrament. We remember Jesus Christ and His example in "fulfilling all righteousness" by obeying all the commandments of His Father like baptism. Baptism is the gate where we enter to be followers of Jesus Christ and start becoming more like Him. Show more Show less