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Hi I'm David

I'm a fifth-generation Mormon. I live in New Mexico where I have paracticed law for over forty years.

About Me

I am over seventy years old, married for over forty-five years to Patricia, a girl from West Virginia who was raised as a Presbyterian. We are parents of seven children, the last two of whom are adopted. We live on an acre of land where we enjoy gardening. I still practice law although I have cut down on that practice and spend time raising the three granddaughters (out of twenty-four grandchildren) who live with us. I have been active in Boy Scouts of America for many years, and have enjoyed working with Cub Scout Day Camps for the local Boy Scout district. If I could find the time I would enjoy fishing, wood carving, and model railroading. I treasure my long-time associations with my friends at neighboring Indian villages.

Why I am a Mormon

I have great-great grandparents who were among the Mormon pioneers who crossed the plains with wagons and handcarts. But my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints derives from my personal testimony that Jesus Christ is the savior and redeemer, the only begotten son of our Heavenly Father, that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, and that the Book of Mormon is another testament of the divinity of Jesus Christ. This testimony developed as I have studied the scriptures and prayed to know the truth. As a teenager I questioned the things I had been taught and had to find out for myself. My prayers were answered and my faith has been confirmed as I have sought to be obedient to God's commandments and experienced the blessings that come from keeping the commandments.

How I live my faith

I served a 30 month mission to Brazil in the early 60's and have accepted various callings and assignments in the Church. I continue to study the scriptures and to fast and pray. I have been active in the community through serving on the library board, helping to organize a local chamber of commerce, providing pro bono services in the Navajo courts, and I even entered politics by running for a district judgeship. I am honest in my dealings with my fellow man. I feel a love for God and for his children here on earth and for those who who have gone beyond the vail. I hope to enjoy a good reputation with those who know me.