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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a husband, a father, a part time Soldier, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, a father of two and I am in the Army Reserve. I love exploring the various state and national parks that make the northwestern United States such a beautiful place to live. While I was not born and raised in Washington, I consider myself well on my way to becoming a fully naturalized citizen.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised in the church by faithful parents, I am a Mormon because I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon truly is another testament of Jesus Christ! I believe that Heavenly Father has not changed, and that He still guides His people through a living prophet and apostles. I believe that families can be together forever, and that it is possible to be truly happy even during such tumultuous times in the world.

How I live my faith

Besides attending church every Sunday that I am able to, like most Mormons, I have taken on a variety of "callings" throughout my adult life. They have ranged from teaching the gospel to young children in primary, to being a secretary in the young men organization. Currently, I have been asked to volunteer my time with our Church sponsored Cub Scout Pack, and with almost a dozen 9 year old boys to keep track of, it takes a belief that Heavenly Father wants me there for a reason in order to keep me coming back week after week!

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Dave
This is from our 8th Article of Faith: "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God." Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Dave
I liken the restoration of the church Jesus Christ to a mirror. While Christ was on the earth and was at the head of the church is was a bright, shiny mirror without defect. Once Jesus ascended into heaven and the apostles were divided and died off, the mirror was broken. Some faithful Christians managed to save pieces of the broken mirror, a few even tried to put them back together again. However, even with all the pieces reassembled, the mirrors reflection would still be distorted and fractured. That is why the church had to be restored - or the mirror had to be replaced - through the prophet Joseph Smith. Since Joseph Smith there has been an unbroken chain of prophets and apostles who receive revelation to guide the church of Jesus Christ on earth today. Show more Show less