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Hi I'm David

I am an avid skier, a business major, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am an intellectual young man who was raised by incredible parents. I was born in the far East in Boston, but migrated with my family to California at a young age. I love anything to do with the outdoors and spend much of my time having deep conversations about the purpose of life while camping with friends. I love everything from skiing to reading books and enjoy going to the gym as well as playing chess. I currently work as a strategic pricing consultant for a large company and love my work!

Why I am a Mormon

For as long as I can remember I have liked to rebel and push the limits on just about everything. I like to push things to the extreme to see if they can contain me-and religion is no different. Growing up I always wanted to understand the world around me. I gained an appreciation for science and secular learning from my father and have always needed to know how science and religion work together in harmony. My belief in God was never really in question, but His face, and knowing who He really is and how that will affect me has had a lasting impact on me. Often times as a youth, I was the trouble-maker child who would ask seemingly irrelevant question to force my teachers into realms of speculation where a simple scripture could no longer respond to my doubts. It caused problems for me and often forced my mother to worry because I simply did not wish to conform with the basic knowledge offered in the average scripture study class. Knowing however, that there is truth in this world, I decided that I wanted to be the one to find the correct answer for everyone, and was not content to settle with a feeling of comfort in any given church. During my time of greatest questioning, I found myself attending many churches to see what truth they contained. As my search continued, I found myself backed against a wall of faith and decided to find out from God himself how everything lined up. I asked him personally where I needed to be and who I needed to be. That day I promised God to act on the answer when I received it. He answered my prayer and gave me the knowledge I had craved. He answered me that this, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is His kingdom, and that here is where I need to be. I have never looked back. This decision has led me to be the person I am today and has allowed me to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ by being involved in His church.

How I live my faith

I currently have the opportunity to live my faith by continuing to grow closer to God. I study the scriptures several hours each day, from both the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I have been blessed to learn an additional language as well to help me better understand important Biblical passages that do not maintain their full value upon being translated into English. I carry the information into the hearts of as many of God's children as I can. I currently spend many hours a week teaching religious discussions to people across many different religions to help each of them grow closer to God and find answers to the questions of their soul. I also have been blessed with many opportunities to serve in other capacities during my short life and have spent countless hours serving my community as a volunteer and performing service projects for those in need. If Christ himself were here, He would serve the poor and the meek, and I try to spend as much time as possible in this busy world doing the same. I like to think that my example helps others to remember our Savior, and it has allowed me to always keep my faith burning bright!

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

David
Imagine that you are in a desert, and at the top of a large hill is a body of water. Drinking of the water is the only thing that will save your life however, you still must climb the hill in order to be saved by the water. No matter how far you walk or climb of your own accord, you will only cause more problems for yourself along the way if you do not have the aid of the water. So it is with us. Each of us is lost in this world, and it is only through the grace of Jesus Christ that man may be saved. Without His grace, everything that we accomplish is in vain. With His grace, climbing the hill gains a purpose, and the works that we are involved in become meaningful. Jesus Christ sacrificed His life so that we could be saved and He expects us to honor that sacrifice by climbing the hill and drinking of His living water. Show more Show less