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Hi I'm David Fabiano

I'm a Mormon. I grew up Colorado and New Mexico.

About Me

I am a registered Professional Civil Engineer and work in Phoenix, Arizona. This is my 18th year in the engineering profession. My greatest accomplishment is being the father of 8 children. My wife and I have been married for more than 20 years. We met in a choir of Young Single Adults in Mesa, Arizona. Arizona has always been our home as a family. Our oldest began college in 2011 and our youngest will start school in 2 years. We love to spend time together as a family, especially when it includes pizza! I came to Arizona after serving a full time mission for the Church in Indiana. I have spent much of my life as an adult working with young men in the Church. Here, that includes serving in the Boy Scouts of America. My appreciation and love for the outdoors has grown tremendously because of that service. Spending time in the wilderness taught me as a young man, and has taught me much more as an adult. The greatest lesson I have learned is to rely on God. We face many challenges in life, and often we cannot do anything to change the circumstances. What we can do is change how we approach challenges and our outlook. For my part, I believe that success is defined by how we deal with difficulties and not always by the outcome.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were baptized members of the Church a few years before I was born. I grew up attending church each week. Faith was always an important part of our families life. As a teen, I came to a point where I had to decide what direction in life I was going to follow. I had several experiences that had a strong impact on me spiritually. That helped me decide that I was going to serve as a full time missionary for the Church. The experiences over those two years taught me some of the most valuable lessons I would ever learn. I married a couple of years after returning home and being part of God's Kingdom was a very important part of our lives from the beginning. I remember very vividly one Sunday afternoon driving home from church with my wife. I was working full time and attending school full time studying engineering. The demands were very great. I wouldn't work on Sundays and would only do homework on Sunday evenings after all of my church responsibilities were completed. I had some classmates who would want to work on school projects and study on Sundays. I would routinely decline the request out of habit. This particular Sunday afternoon, driving home with my wife, I had several assignments that were due the following day and an examination. I asked myself why I had just spent the greatest part of the day in Church attendance and responsibilites when I had so many other things pressing. The answer was quite clear; This was what helped bring happiness to my life. God had and would always provide a way for me with all of the challenges in my life if I made time and a place for him in mine. I needed to be a part of his Kingdom and it was one of the most important things in my life. There is a short passage of scripture that reads, " and we lived after the manner of happiness". I too want to live after the manner of happiness. I have found that happens by relying on God and living your faith.

How I live my faith

Each day I try to remember who I am in all situations. The demands of the world pull us in so many different directions. We are faced with myriad choices every day. Jesus Christ, each moment of each day, always chose to follow his Father. He showed us all the way. He showed me the way. He is my brother. He wants to help me return to our Father. I try to follow his example always. The thought that comes to mind most often is about Charity, the pure love of Christ. In the scriptures, we are taught that if we have Charity we will become like our Father. I study and think about this often, and review my life and actions. I measure them against the example of the Savior and make constant course corrections. I try to live my life with this pure love of Christ at the center of all my actions and decisions.