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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Alaska. I Love my family and friends. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Im From Alaska, home of the frozen chosen. I greatly enjoy video games and having fun with friends. I really enjoy the great outdoors and being out in nature. I also enjoy playing board games and reading books.

Why I am a Mormon

Well for most of my life I would have answered I'm a Mormon because I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Then I got into high school and I realized that I couldn't just sit back and rely on someone else for my spiritual stance, I had to know if this where true for myself. So I really read the Book of Mormon, not just the story but what it was teaching and how it applies to me. Then I took the challenge in the back of the book to pray and ask god (Moroni 10:4-5) I got an answer. And I know that everyone who honestly reads and prays about the Book of Mormon will.

How I live my faith

For starters every morning when I get up I start the day off with a prayer. I talk to my father in heaven and I tell him my plans for the day and seek his assistance in completing those plans. Then at some point in the morning I read from the scriptures (both from the Bible and from the Book of Mormon), not just for all the cool stories in them but really for how they apply to me, how I can grow from the teachings of the prophets and how I can help others grow. I really try to focus on remembering what I have read so I can use it during the day. There is almost always something I read in the morning that I use during the day. Something else I do is always look for opportunities to serve others. I also try to take a strong moral stance politically. If we don’t stand up for what we believe others will walk all over what we hold dear. This also means I vote and take an active role in my community. Threw all these activities I feel I am becoming a better, more Christ like person. After all he commanded us to “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

David
11And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. 12And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities. 13Now the Spirit knoweth all things nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me. Alma 7 11-13 This scripture from the Book of Mormon really helps me when I think about the atonement of Christ. This is the testimony of Alma and I second his testimony. The atonement clears our sins, it bandages broken hearts, it picks us up and dusts us off, and it touches lives. Most importantly it is the only way to return to our father in heaven. It is the only way we can do as Christ says to become perfect even as he is. He paid the price to enable us to become like him. One of the reasons we work so hard is we want to take full advantage of this gift and strive to become like Christ. We want our character, who we are on the inside, to be clean and pure or perfect. Show more Show less