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Hi I'm David

I was born in Queensland, I'm the youngest of 9 kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married. I have 3 sons and 1 baby on the way soon. I'm a sports enthusiast. I do more viewing than playing these days. I love my rugby league & cricket. One eyed Broncos and Queensland supporter.

Why I am a Mormon

As I grew up in a family who went to church every week and lived the gospel in our home every day, it was somewhat easy for me to make the decision at the age of 8 to be baptized member of this church. However there came a time in my life years after I was baptised, were I needed to find out if God really did exist and if all the things I had been taught about him were true. I knew that if I wanted to know if God was real and if this church was true. I needed to go to the source and actually pray to him. So I went to a private place and knelt down. I offered a sincere prayer having the intention to follow whatever answer I received. As I did so an overwhelming feeling of peace and love pierced my heart and joy filled my sole. I knew that this was an answer to my prayer and through this and other experiences I have come to know that I am a member of the Lords true church.

How I live my faith

Our family life is a bit of a balancing act. Work, Kids school, Kids sporting commitments, My wife and my sporting commitments. Renovations on the house and finally our church commitments. As there is no paid clergy in our church, we volunteer our time and talents to the church. By revelation and inspiration our volunteer leaders invite members to receive callings. I have been called as a councellor to the Bishop. I assist the bishop in various areas overseeing diffrent parts of the church. My wife is part of the presidency of the women’s organization called the Relief Society. On top of both of our callings, we are called as home and visiting teachers. This is where us as members visit and teach one another at least once a month to teach doctrine in thier home and oversee their general wellbeing. We then report our visits to our Bishop so he can minister to the needy.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

David
Each missionary is expected to save and pay their own way to serve a 2 year mission away from home. Members on a voluntary basis can donate money into the mission fund to assist the eligible missionaries who want to serve but because of their circumstances are unable to. I served my mission from 1999 - 2001 in Melbourne. I worked prior to my mission and saved like crazy to pay my way. My parents made up the difference of the Total that I could not save. Show more Show less