What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Dave

I'm an attorney--I defend people accused of crimes, and litigate in the courts. I've been a Mormon my whole life.

About Me

I've always loved to read and write. I have two young kids I love being a father to. I like to think about questions and ideas, about how the world works and what our responsibilities as citizens, individuals, and communities are.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I believe God, through His Spirit, has told me that the LDS Church is true as I have prayed to know that. Because I grow closer to God when I read the scriptures (including the Book of Mormon) and attend Church. I experience Him as a real person, an individual with a personality, and I know that as we seek Him, we can find Him.

How I live my faith

I have been asked to be in the "Elder's Quorum Presidency," over the past year, which basically mean that I help support and watch over the younger adult males. It's a big responsibility, because I need to always be ready if someone needs help moving, or needs support in their personal life, or just needs a visit. I've really enjoyed the opportunity to get to know the other guys in my congregation and to serve them, through teaching, prayer and whatever they need. Living my faith is something that evolves, but I see it as learning, slowly, to reach out to and lift everyone that I can, whether in or out of the Church and whether I know them or not. The problems of the world are not few and they are not light, but I believe the only real way we can overcome them is through building individual relationships of love. In order to have the strength to do that, we need God's help and we need to draw close to Him through pray, scripture study and service. As I work to raise my family, I have found the thing that makes us the strongest is focusing on Christ together. I am very thankful for the guidance He gives me to know how to help my kids and my wife, and how to be a better father and husband.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Dave
Yes. Why wouldn't there be? Our world today seems to need guidance more than ever. Prophets are not infallible, they're people like anyone else. But God has chosen them to speak through. Without this constant line of communication, it is far too easy for us to become confused about doctrine or other issues that are important to the chruch and the world as a whole. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Dave
By asking God, in prayer. Although the inspiring stories and experiences of other individuals can give us a sense of whether something is true, we can and should find out the truth of something as important as a religion for ourselves, independent of anyone else. To do so, we can honestly and sincerely learn about the LDS Church, ponder what we've learned, and ask God if what we've learned is true. I know that He will guide us, in that decision and other important decisions in our lives, if we try to listen to Him. There is a scripture about this in the Bible--James 15-6, that bascially says that if anyone does not know something, they can ask God, who will give to all men "liberally." Who else can you trust to give you the truth if not God? And why would you depend on someone else to do it anyway? Show more Show less