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Hi I'm David

I was raised on the rainy side of Washington State. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Being raised on the rainy side of Washington State in a smalltown called Lakebay I learned from my surroundings. Lakebay is located towards the end of a peninsula, the Key Peninsula. It's a good distance from just about everything: school, church, work, friends and sadly enertainment. I learned to appreciate the company of my family, distant friends and trees. Luckily the outdoors are incredible, we have lots of green. We have a lake and the ocean within running distance. So I learned to love running...or exploring is another word for it. I am very much an outdoors kind of person. I love being active whether it be running, playing basketball, hiking, swimming, rockclimbing, and even doing yardwork. I spend almost all of these activities with friends and family. Spending time with my family is one of the most important things to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised with the values and beliefs of the Church. I had two wonderful parents who were great examples. Many people assume that I continue to live as a Mormon because of these facts but, that's not the complete case. In my youth I believed the teachings of the Church to be true but, not whole-heartedly. As I grew older more and more of my friends began to drink, smoke and party. It became tough to live the standards especially when nearly everyone I associated with were not. I wasn't sure if I wanted to follow my friends or follow my faith. Though I didn't tell anyone of my situation it seemed that every time I listened to talks at church, attended church functions or talked to family members I was warned to read The Book of Mormon and pray to know if it was true. After about a month I finally decided to take the advice. I had never read it from to cover to cover. My answer didn't come all at once or immediately after opening the book but, after diligently reading, pondering and prayer my answer came. I knew that it was true. There was no denying it. Because I now knew it was true, I knew that Joseph Smith was a true Prophet of God and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's Church on the Earth today.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? Through service. Helping others is what it's all about. That's what Jesus taught. I try to live the Gospel by getting involved. Right now I am serving a mission in Las Vegas and before I went on my mission I helped out with the youngsters. On Sundays I was a teacher for kids ages 7 and 8 and on Wednesdays I was a Cub Scout leader for 9 and 10 years olds. I gain so much from giving my time. It's more satisfying than anything I've done. Couldn't even call it work. This desire to serve comes mostly from my study of the gospel accompanied with prayer. This is how I recieve peace and enlightenment.

What is being a Mormon like?

David
It's awesome. Everyone knows Mormons are simply just happy people. It's undeniable. Yes you are different which can be difficult at times but rewarding and exciting. People talk to you like you're from another country. But, the most important thing is that being Mormon makes me happy and helps me to become a better person. Show more Show less