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Hi I'm Dave Montijo

I am a Husband, Father, California cop, a native of Puerto Rico, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I love doing things with my family. I enjoy anything having to do with old cars, boats and motorcycles. I enjoy kayaking and riding my mountain bike, hiking and camping. I love to try new foods, and all sorts of music.

Why I am a Mormon

The Gospel of Jesus Christ answered a whole set of questions that I didn't even know I had! It explains where I came from, why I am here on this earth, what is the real purpose in life, and what happens after death! Most of all, The Chrurch answers in detail what it really means when people say that we are all children of God! It makes sense of God without relying ONLY on faith or ONLY on logic. It shows me that my Father in Heaven knows ME specifically and has a wonderful plan in motion for me. It made me understand what true happiness means for me and has given me true focus in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly being aware that I need to always be a good example of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to other people around me. I try to project to other people that I have found a treasure-trove of happiness as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and that this true happiness is available to all of God's children. I'm careful to be respectful of other people's beliefs but I try to make mysalf available to answer any questions anyone might have about being a Mormon. As a police officer, I come into close proximity with some of the most tragic circumstances that life has to offer. I come across a complete cross-section of society: poor, rich, good, evil, smart, stupid, beauty-filled and horrifying, clean and filthy. From Bank President to Bank Robber. The Gospel helps me to keep in mind that everyone I come in contact with is a child of God and is owed respect as such.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Dave Montijo
The short answer is: Look around you! Look at yourself! Long answer? Let me take the world as an example: say, Yosemite Valley and its intricate ecosystem: super-complicated and simply beautiful, right? To say that Yosemite Valley just happened by coincidence and randomly doesn't make sense to me, and doesn't feel right. It's as if you found a beautiful pocket watch, and when you took it to be appraised, the appraiser would say: "This pocket watch was not made by anyone : it is the result of a random assembly of molecules that just happen to serve the function of telling time!" You would call the appraiser "Crazy". Even the most cursory and superficial inspection of the watch proclaims without a doubt that the watch was created by an intelligent being, and was created with a purpose in mind. Then, by extension, how much more beautiful and complicated is Yosemite Valley? Or the human body? Or the solar system? To say that they were each created randomly with no direction makes little sense. And science? Well, I try to remember that "modern science" once stated clearly that the Earth was flat! (it NEVER was flat, despite what the most learned minds of the 15th century told people at the time.) An ancient prophet declared: “All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth... and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator” (Book of Mormon, Alma 30:44). Show more Show less