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Hi I'm David

My family is very important to me. I love to laugh. I play bagpipes in a band. I like chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I teach elementary school. I am fluent in American Sign Language and some English codes of sign. I love history and geography and focus on the Scottish culture. I play the Great Highland Bagpipes in a local band. I also enjoy scottish country dancing. My fondest study is the martial arts. I also enjoy working out when time permits. I have family members in the Armed Forces and support them whole-heartedly. I love to travel by any means available and stop on a whim to see the sights and other roadside attractions. I am a husband and a father and relish every moment that I am with my family. My favorite rainy day activity with my kids is to build a fort out of blankets and couch cushions. I prefer music from the late 60's, 70's, and 80's. I enjoy films both old and new, but get the popcorn before the show starts because I don't like interruptions in the middle of the movie. I enjoy taking academic classes but a goal of mine is to someday learn how to weld.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been born and raised mormon but a favorite study of mine is world religions. I've experienced many things and I'm happy and satisfied with what I have. The goals I set are not just to get to heaven. That seems vague. I want to be with my Heavenly Father when this life ends. My goal is to also be with Jesus Christ. I read the King James Bible and look for ways to emulate the great men and women who have gone on before me. By their example I now look for ways to help others when they need it. I want to make others see the joy in life no matter how bad it seems. I also believe that families are forever. My wife is very dear to me and I want to enjoy our companionship throughout eternity. Not just for this life. The teachings of the Latter-day Saint church tell me this is possible. Having lost two children in their infancy I am sad, but God's teachings give me strength, hope, and the knowledge that I can be with my entire family again. This knowledge is what got me through such a trying time. Despite the hardships we have to endure, God has a plan for us. His plan will give us joy and happiness if we remain avid followers of his counsel and guidance. We are never alone. He is always there wanting us to succeed. He is cheering for us and always giving us strength to overcome our trials through the promptings of the Holy Spirit. All we have to do is seek him through humble prayer and we can find his love and support. There is so much to be thankful for. Happiness should be with us daily, and it can be. I also read the Book of Mormon and enjoy the stories and good examples of the people contained in this book. I like how it correlates with the Bible, and supports it's teachings. I enjoy the counsel of a modern day prophet and how I can avoid the pitfalls that didn't exist in biblical days. God loved his people then and he does now, and I find myself blessed to be a follower.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving in various capacities. We have great leadership in our area and if they need help then I try to step up with my support. Currently I am president of a men's group. This gives me the opportunity to get to know people, make sure all needs are taken care of in our group, help those in need, and to give support to the church by keeping an orderly accounting of those in my stewardship. God's house is a house of order and I'm happy to be a part of that. I also enjoy teaching sunday school. Any age is fine by me. Whether it's helping 3 year-olds learn about the greatness of Jesus Christ or sharing ideas with other adults about the intricacies and deeper meanings of biblical teachings, I enjoy it all. I don't smoke or drink alcohol and am accepted by my peers who do. Many times they come to me with problems or guidance because they know I try to live an honest life. They know I believe in clean living and do so seriously. Many times I've been told that I'm trustworthy and always there when needed to help a friend because I don't condemn people for the way they live their lives. Everyone has worth.