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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a Mormon. I am a father of 2 and have been married to my loving wife for almost 8 years

About Me

I have been married for almost 9years. I knew my wife from High School, but ended up working sort of for her dad and eventually I ended up taking her out on a date or 5. A year and a half after we met we were married. Four years later we had our first son, then had our second two years later. I am now a stay at home dad and my wife is a nurse at the local community hospital. I enjoy competitive shooting sports and freeride/downhill mountain biking. I am a board member on a not-for-profit freeride/downhill mountain bike trail building organization. When not wrangling my 2 boys I am in the woods, in the garage, or cooking food. I co-own a company that makes longboard trucks for the guys that like to go 50MPH+ down hills. I played the guitar and bass at one point in addition to having a pretty bad snowboarding habbit. I work occasionally at my family's bicycle shop doing everything and can build a mean set of wheels.

Why I am a Mormon

I met my wife in 2001 and we decided to get married shortly there after. She was a life long member of the church, but I was not. I grew up not really going to church until I was about 9 or so. My parents were members of a local congregational church and thats where I "went" to church. I learned a bit, but after awhile I stopped going. Then all my friends in High School were going to a local Pentecostal church and I attended there for 2 years and then went to several other churches of that sort until I met my now wife. It took me many years to over come my fears, misconceptions and prejudices I had about the Mormon church. But in the back of my mind I knew the whole time that this was the true church. After reading the Book of Mormon, praying and actually putting forth an effort with an open mind I finally was able to overcome my doubt and on March 26th of this year (2011) I was baptized and became a member of the LDS church. It only took me 7 years to get there but I finally did. I wanted and expected some huge, dramatic, life changing event or experience to show me that the church was true. But it was sitting on my couch reading the Book of Mormon one day tending to a very very sick 1.5 year old that I came to the conclusion that I needed to finally get baptized. And I am glad I did. I credit the many many missionaries and a very caring bishop for getting me where I am today.

How I live my faith

I currently serve on our ward's Preparedness Committee helping organizing activities for the ward to help with preparedness related issues. I have also helped a few non-members at the church cannery to help get them establish their food storage. I have helped with some youth activities and regularly attend church meetings on Sundays. I try my best to help people I meet and know with their misconceptions of mormons and our faith as well as do my best to be a positive example to those around me.