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Hi I'm David

I love building spaceships as a NASA engineer, being physically active, and participating in music.

About Me

I work as a propulsion engineer for NASA. I enjoy the opportunity to be a part of projects that change the way we view our world and the universe as a whole. What makes my job even cooler is that I get to work with my brother at NASA too. Growing up in Idaho I gained a love of everything outdoors, especially hiking. Even though I don't get to participate as often as I would like I do have a great love of sports. I played high school football and enjoy playing many different types of sports when I get the chance. I love to participate in music (though I am not very good at it). I play the piano, violin, sing, and have participated in musicals (both on stage and off). I believe that the beauty of the arts is an expression of the love of our Heavenly Father for His children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was taught from a young age the teachings of Jesus Christ and His modern day Prophets and Apostles. As a teenager I gained a testimony of the truthfullness of the things I was taught by my parents and church leaders by reading the Book of Mormon and Bible and by praying to know from God whether the church I belonged to was true. While I served as a missionary for my church in Italy, and afterwards, I have seen how the Gospel of Jesus Christ can change lives.

How I live my faith

I am actively involved in service projects in my community both through my church and through other worthwhile organizations. I try to follow the example of the Savior by helping others. I continue to study the scriptures and to improve my relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus through prayer and trying to live as they would want me to live. Living my faith means learning about what others believe and sharing what I know to be true with those unfamiliar with my faith. I try to act as Jesus would in my place. Though I don't always succeed I know through repentance everyday I can do better.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

The family is central to the plan that God has for us. In my family I learned to love God and I know that the family is the best place for us to learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ and to learn how to apply these teachings. Show more Show less