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Hi I'm David

Currently studying Landscape Architecture, loves shooting and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a rather typical guy. I did grow up in an LDS home. Ran track & field my freshmen yr and then joined the swim team for the remainder of my high school yrs. I loved it, and even went back to be an assistant coach for one season. I went on a mission shortly after graduating high school and served throughout southern Georgia and some of South Carolina. I've been married to my wonderful wife since 2005. My biggest hobby, and second greatest love is shooting. I do little to no hunting, but I grew up with a love for target shooting. My parents introduced me to scouting at a young age and that was a regular part of my life until I was about 18, though I am not an Eagle Scout. It just wasn't something that I wanted. I also love watching movies. It's a bit of Achilles heel for me, as is soda, lol. For the time being I'm living the life of a broke college student, studying Landscape Architecture. We have two dogs with whom I maintain a constant love/hate relationship with.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. My parents knew that membership in the church was my decision, and encouraged me to take the right steps for that self discovery. In studying it out for myself, it became important to me, not just to/for my parents, but to me. I invested myself into it. I have never had some great and grand experience that showed me the way or proved to me that this church contains the true and full gospel of Jesus Christ. I have however, had many small and very personal experiences that have confirmed it to me over the years. Those experiences have left me with feelings and emotions that were impossible to deny. I know this is right because I feel it is right every time I pray, read scripture, offer a hand of service to someone, or even when I reflect on my wedding day.

How I live my faith

I've held several callings in the church over recent years, but currently I'm co-teaching primary kids (ages 3-4 yrs old). I also home teach a couple of the families in our congregation. I get to visit them once a month, see how life is treating them, offer any assistance that they might need and leave a short spiritually up lifting message with them.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are just as dynamic and individualistic as the next woman. It's the gospel/church that binds not only them but the men in the church together in equality. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

In my opinion, it's because those people don't know enough truthful facts to make an informed decision. Every person that I can remember meeting who has had those kinds of feelings about me because I am a Mormon, has been rather naive in their knowledge of what I believe in. They would rather listen to and believe someone who hates the church and it's members, than hear it from the horses mouth. Show more Show less