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Hi I'm David Parkinson

I grew up, in what was then, the heart of Mormondom in Northern Utah. I taught religion to youth as an occupation. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Six people call me Dad. Twenty-eight call me Grandpa and three call me Grandpa-great. During my life I have had several other titles: Son, Husband, Friend, Brother, Bishop, Chaplain, Lt. Colonel, President, College Graduate, Artist, Teacher, Musician, Athlete, Religious Educator, Poet/Writer, Craftsman, Outdoor Sportsman, Biker, Retiree.

Why I am a Mormon

I can never remember questioning the reality of Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ and the Plan of Salvation Our Father established for us. As I grew in prayer and study of the scriptures, I have experienced many feelings, coming from outside myself, which have further confirmed and strengthened my growing testimony of these verities. They have established Christ's Church on the earth, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as a means of education, assistance, and development of their willing children to become all they came here to become.

How I live my faith

We are invited to teach, bless and serve others. If we do so, we heed the admonishment of Jesus Christ to "Come follow me". I have tried to accept and fulfill that invitation throughout my life. I have been faithful in fulfilling my call to serve as a hometeacher for over fifty years. This assignment to represent the Bishop in meeting with dozens of families has been a great blessing in my life and I like to think in theirs. I have been invited to serve in many teaching and administrative callings in the Church, where service to others is the primary objective. This service is also a double-edged sword, and blesses all involved.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

David Parkinson
Many things evidence to me, the existence of God but the very strongest has been the manifestations of His Love. I have asked if He loved me and have been filled with a love so profound and wonderful as to nearly incapacitate my senses. I have experienced nothing in this life to even come close to it. As a teacher of religion to youth (because of my own experiences) I have invited them to ask if He loves them. Some have returned later to share their experience of the wonder and the sweetness of that Love. Their expressions of His Love serve to further strengthen my own testimony of the existence of God. Show more Show less