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Hi I'm Dave Stanbrough.

I'm a Garbageman, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a garbageman, and I love my job. Every day I get to see the wonder in children's eyes, when they see me drive my truck down their street. I always wave to them, and sometimes they wave back, but always, they smile. Through the company I work for, I work as many "Truck Fairs" as I can. A "Truck Fair" is an event where children can go see, up close and personal, trucks of all kinds. I love showing the kids my truck, and explaining how it works, and what I do. When I'm not working, I like to play and watch sports. I love books too, and am an avid reader. I write my best buddy a letter every week. The old fashioned way. We correspond by mail.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because when I was younger, I tried to understand religion, and to know which of all the churches was true. I was a member of another faith, but when I asked questions about doctrinal matters, I wasn't satisfied with the answers I received. I tried to understand religion by reading the bible, starting in the Old Testament. I think I made it through Deuteronomy into Chronicles, and that was the end of the line on that tack. I always felt there was a purpose to life, that we weren't just so many marionettes on strings predestined to go to either Heaven or Hell. But I couldn't find that purpose in what I read of the Bible. Then I met the Missionaries, and learned that there was a purpose to life. That God cares about us enough today to have a Prophet on the earth. That the doctrines and expectations of Jesus Christ haven't changed. Everything I learned resonated with the spirit within me, and I learned so many things about religion that I never knew before, but had been yearning to know. I decided to become a member of the Church, and have never regretted that decision.

How I live my faith

After I was baptized, at the age of 18, I had a fervent desire to help others learn what I did. That the Church of Jesus Christ was on the earth, alive and well. To share with them the good news of Jesus Christ. That not only had He really been born, died, and resurrected, but that He leads and guides this Church today. So naturally, I served as a Missionary myself. Today I live my faith "quietly". I help as many people as I can, in as many ways as I can. I don't shout my faith from the rooftops, but If people ask me what my faith is, I will let them know I'm a Mormon. I am so grateful for what God has given me. I know that He has given freely to me. He will give freely to you too. All you need do is ask in faith, and help and knowledge will come.