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Hi I'm Dave

I've live in Alaska. I'm a husband, father and grandpa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for 34 years. My wife and I have 6 children, and 4 grandchildren. I really love music. I play several instruments and especially enjoy singing a Capella. I felt blessed to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for four years while living in Utah. I also enjoy the outdoors. I love to fish. For my career, I help people with their real estate needs.

Why I am a Mormon

One day, when I was twelve years old, missionaries from the church came by my neighborhood and asked if I wanted to hear their message. Both my sister and I met with the missionaries and were baptized with the permission of my parents. As I grew older, the significance of this decision began to have an impact on my life that I never dreamed of as a twelve year old boy. I reached a point as an 18 year old young man, that I really needed to know if the church was true or not. I decided to do like the prophet Joseph Smith and ask God. I was attending my first year in college and living in the dorm. My roommate announced he was leaving for the weekend so I decided to make use of this opportunity to really ask because I really needed to know for myself. I had a big decision to make whether I would serve a mission or continue my education. I decided to focus my search for an answer on whether the Book of Mormon was really from God or whether Joseph Smith wrote it by himself. I asked myself, "Could any man write this book without divine aid?" If the Book of Mormon was "of God" then I reasoned that the other aspects of Joseph Smith's message were also true and therefore Joseph really did see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in the grove of trees. If Joseph Smith was truly a prophet, then God really did use Joseph to restore the fullness of the Gospel and the church to the earth. The answer didn't come immediately, but before the week-end was over I did receive my answer! I felt an assurance from God that the Book of Mormon was true! I did not have a vision or hear a voice but nevertheless I knew for myself! I knew I wanted to serve Jesus Christ and wanted to tell others that "I knew the Gospel had been restored to the earth." This experience would guide me through some difficult times and decisions and was a vital "turning point" in my life. I know Jesus Christ lives! I know He loves us and wants us to be happy. I know the church is true!

How I live my faith

I feel blessed to have opportunities to serve the Lord in the church and community. The past two years I had the blessing of working with the young adults. I also have directed choirs and assisted the full-time missionaries. I also get to teach several times a month. In my daily life I have tried to develop habits of prayer, scripture reading, helping others. Attending church weekly helps me to stay focused on the Savior and my relationship with Him. I try to make good choices so that I can have the companionship of the Spirit as I go about my daily life.