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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family is the central focus of my activities. I am married and we have 3 children. 2 of my children are in college. I enjoy the common interests I share with my wife and children. We like to play tennis, ski, exercise and enjoy listening to music. Sharing interests with my kids has made it easy to enjoy time together. Having fun together balanced with working together and helping them reach their goals has been important to building trusting relationships. I believe my wife and I have enjoyed the toughest as well as the most rewarding years of our lives as we raise teenagers.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I love the Lord, Jesus Christ. The more I follow his precepts I believe I am being refined to reach my potential. I believe this is the organized church of Jesus Christ on the earth today. So I am active in my church because I believe it helps me to become more like my Father in Heaven and draw nearer to him through the practice of my religion. I believe in a loving God, our Father in Heaven, who is the father or our spirits. That our family relationships are sacred and as parents we have important responsibilities to our children. I believe that our lives have meaning and that we can build relationships with those we love that will continue through the eternities. It is my responsibility to love other people for who they are as children of our eternal Father in Heaven. My active involvement in my church helps me fulfil these purposes in life.

How I live my faith

My faith is continually fed by the process of serving others. First I live my faith by trying to continually improve as a husband and father and to try to make our home a bit of heaven here on earth. I believe my faith is meant to improve me as I think about repenting of my sins and shortcomings - not other people's, and focusing on serving, helping, or lifting other people around me. I serve in the church as a sunday school teacher for the 17 year old kids in our congregation. I feel like my testimony is refreshed and built up each week as I prepare and as I engage with these young men and women in discussions of the gospel. They have such great faith -- I am blessed by their sharing of their faith and the level of their commitment. I have found that when I am serving my family members or others with an unselfish attitude, that my soul feels strengthened and enlarged. My desire to choose righteous paths and do good increases when I am serving others. So being actively engaged in service to my family and in the church organization helps me to be a better person and to feel a greater sense of happiness in my life.