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Hi I'm David

I'm a husband, a father, a farm boy in the big city, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Utah where my father had a cattle ranch and my mother taught school. Although I helped a lot around the ranch, I never quite got into the ranching life. I attended college for a year before serving a mission for the church in Japan. It was a wonderful experience and I grew to love the people and the culture. After my mission I returned to college where I majored in Buisness Information Systems. Before graduation, I was hired by an insurance company to work in their Information Technology Department. The company's headquarters were in Seattle, WA - a metropolis compared to the small town where I grew up. I met my future wife at church and just over a year after arriving in the state, was married. We both wanted children, but it wasn't in the cards for us to have our own biologically so we went through LDS Family Services and finally adopted a beautiful baby girl and shortly thereafter a wonderful baby boy. Having children has definitely introduced chaos in our lives, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a teenager, though, I really felt that I needed to know if this was what God wanted me to do - was this really true. I prayed earnestly about what I had been taught and felt that God did want me to know his will for me. After many, many days, I felt an incredible peace and knew that the Lord wanted me to continue down this path and that this was his true church on the earth. My testimony has since been strengthen many times over. So many things have occurred in my life that cannot be called coincidental. I know that God is there opening up doors for me. I also find incredible comfort in the doctrines of the church - primarily around the eternal nature of the family. When I was a young boy, my oldest sister passed away. My parents had taught us that our family was eternal and that we would someday see our sister again. This provided me with great comfort then and continues to strengthen me.

How I live my faith

For me religion isn't a once a week thing. I'm a Mormon every single day of my life. It shapes all of my decisions - at work and at home. I've worked a lot with the youth. I am energized by their enthusiasm and encouraged by their strength and resolve to be dilgient followers of Jesus Christ. I now have the opportunity to work with the full time missionaries in our area. This provide me a wonderful chance to share my feelings about the church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those around me. I also try to emulate the Savior's example in how I interact with co-workers, friends, and neighbors. I also strive to be a good husband and father. Although I am far from perfect and have made a lot of mistakes, I do try to rely on my Savior for help and guidance. I am excited when my children accomplish things in their young lives, such as learning to swing, ride a bike, swim or play sports. I also make sure that my children know how much I love and appreciate their mother by my words and actions. My faith in Jesus Christ has made me a better person. I'm grateful for His teachings and example.