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Hi I'm Dave Wilkins

I grew up in Nibley Utah. I'm currently on my mission in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Logan / Nibley, Utah. I am currently serving my mission in the Louisiana, Baton Rouge mission. First and foremost, I love my family and my friends. I wouldn't be anywhere without them! My hobbies are my life. I am an adrenaline junkie! I’ve played soccer all my life. I played for Mountain Crest High School. Snowboarding and cliff jumping are other lifetime hobbies of mine. I plan to go to school right as I get off my mission, probably USU or LSU. I will be an entrepreneur and open some businesses that involve computers and a restaurant. =] I love the music scene. You will find me at many concerts! I learn from music from hardcore to indie and acoustic. Some of my favorite bands are: We Came As Romans, Underoath, The Devil Wears Prada, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Saosin, The Almost, Band of Horses, The Spill Canvas, Adema, From Autumn to Ashes, Angels and Airwaves, Escape the Fate, Atreyu, and many others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this church all my life but, that doesn't mean a thing. So I just lived what my parents taught till I was in my teenage years. I had gone through many experiences that taught me about good and bad. I have learned, through those trials, that the good in life is found in the church. I came to the point where I wanted to know for myself is this is what I wanted. As I have been on my mission, I have found this is God's true and only church. I am a firm believer in personal growth. I believe we are nothing without brotherhood. We are all interdependent; it is impossible to succeed without others. I believe that each person has potential to be and achieve what they truly want. I believe in me, I believe in you, and I believe that we are NOT meaningless.

How I live my faith

Well, I'm on a mission! I live my faith every day of my life while serving a mission. Every day I look for people to teach more about His church. To "live faith" one must understand the definition of faith. We learn this definition and example in the scriptures: "...faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." (Alma 32:21) Therefore if we "live our faith" we live for things we hope for, but do not have a perfect knowledge of. I live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in which I have faith, but do not have a perfect knowledge of. I earnestly pray to my Heavenly Father for strength, whom I have faith in. We also learn in the scriptures that "faith without works is dead." (James 2:20) Thus we must act upon our faith. We must exercise our faith to have it grow. We cannot expect it to grow "without works". As we take a leap of faith and exercise faith in things we don’t have a perfect knowledge about, our faith will indeed grow. I live my faith by abiding the laws and partake of the ordinances it allows. I live the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the best of my ability. I partake of His Atonement each week by attending church. I strive to have compassion on others and live my life as close as I can to that of Jesus Christ’s.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Dave Wilkins
Mormon missionaries will talk completely about Jesus Christ and how he is our Lord and Savior. They will talk about how he, through a modern day prophet, has restored his church to the earth and is here for everybody to be part of. They will talk about The Book of Mormon which is holy scripture, just like the Bible, but the record and dealings of Christ with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas. They will talk about how Jesus Christ has paid the price for our sins and through him we can live with our families for eternity, not only "till death do we part". Show more Show less