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Hi I'm David Arnold

I'm a Vice President for a medical device manufacturer. I'm happily married and a father of four. I'm a Mormon convert.

About Me

I am a native of the Bay Area who never left. I graduated from Santa Clara University, was married in Morgan Hill, became a father of four, and currently work as a Vice President for a Bay Area medical device manufacturer. I am an avid sports fan and I love the Oakland Raiders, San Jose Sharks, Oakland A's, and Golden State Warriors. I enjoy playing golf, coaching my kids' teams, and attending their cheer, roller hockey, gymnastics, and baseball games/events.

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion started with good friends. My fiancee and I developed a friendship with another couple, and we admired the way that they lived their lives. Through countless discussions, they explained the Gospel of Jesus Christ to us and answered our endless questions. Despite the many conversations, we were still not quite ready to take the plunge. My wife and I were married soon thereafter and went on our honeymoon to Kauai. Unfortunately, we were caught in Hurricane Iniki and spent 3 days in a shelter. When we heard that the National Guard was flying people off the island, we pulled our rental car from beneath a tree and headed to the airport in the middle of the night. The only problem was that our gas tank was on Empty and there was still no power on the island. At that point, I silently said my first prayer, where I told Heavenly Father I would believe all that I had been taught if he would get us to the airport (unbeknownst to me, my wife was engaged in a similar prayer at the same time). In what can only be described as a miracle, we made it all the way around the island to the airport and luckily found a seat on a supply plane early the next morning. When we returned home, we began taking the lessons from the Missionaries and were baptized about 6 months later. Joining the Church has been the greatest decision I ever made. It has given me direction and helped me understand the purpose of my life. It has allowed me to understand the eternal nature of our existence and the importance of families. It has steered me away from the damaging effects of alcohol that have hurt so many members of my extended family. I am truly grateful for those friends who listened and answered all of our questions so patiently. I am lucky to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is not a Sunday-only activity - it is a lifestyle that dominates much of what I do. As a family, each night we read a few scriptures and pray together, and we reserve one night a week for "Family Night." I start and end each day with a prayer to my Heavenly Father that provides me with strength and direction. Over the years, I have served in various Church service positions, including working with the youth ages 12-18, teaching Sunday School, and several administrative roles. I find great joy in living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I know that I have received countless blessings as a result.