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Hi I'm David

I grew up in California, I ran in Cross Country and Track, I am Mexican and Swedish, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I loved being a part of my high school's Cross Country and Track team. My favorite race by far is the half mile, 800 meters. It has a reputation for being the hardest race on the track, hardly anybody likes to do it but I love it. I also pole-vaulted my senior year, the feeling of flying through the air was unlike anything else. I love to compete against others, winning is always fun, but real success comes from knowing how to lose with grace and then stretching yourself to become better. I learned that one from my mom. I love my family, they have always been a huge part of my life. My dad has always been my hero, and my older siblings have been excellent role models. My younger siblings provide me with the motivation to do my best to set an equally inspiring example for them as I had growing up.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a pioneer heritage, which means that part of my family goes clear back to the beginning of the restored Church of Jesus Christ. I was raised into it. I am extremely grateful for that because I never had to search far to find truth, but just being raised into it doesn't make me who I am, I still had to go through my own personal conversion experience. I had to know for myself before I could really be "converted". That came through studying the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, lots of pondering and finally prayer. That's how anyone and everyone can know truth from God, and He let me know the truth through the Holy Ghost, the feelings of peace and security and joy came to me to guide me on the straight and narrow path back to our Heavenly Father's presence.

How I live my faith

I love doing service for others, and the yellow vests of Mormon Helping hands have always been a pleasure to put on and work in. I always remember going home teaching to several other familes in my home ward with my dad, but I never really appreciated it for its real worth. I've seen the powerful influence that a simple visit to another family can bring to the lives of those receiving the blessing. It really helps those people on the recieving end to know that some one cares for them and is there when they need it. I went to seminary in high school, its like an hour long scripture study class every morning before school statrs, and that was a really cool thing to be a part of. It was like a spiritual boost every morning to prepare us for the day's impending trails and hardships. It was pretty difficult getting up several hours earlier than I needed to, but the blessings for that sacrifice really carried me through the ending year of my high school life. I live my faith by looking to Jesus Christ as the ultimate example of righteuosness, and by so doing inviting all others to come unto him. I accepted the call to serve a mission and I live my faith proudly, not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.