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Hi I'm David Mantor

I'm a Mormon. I work in the medical field. I have been married for over 20 years and have 3 children.

About Me

My father was in the US Air Force so I grew up all over the world - including Japan, Panama Canal, Germany, and Italy. I met my future wife in Germany (her father was military too) in the 7th grade. I have been married for 20 years and have 3 children. I work in the medical field performing and managing Nerve Conduction Studies. I currently serve as a BSA Scoutmaster in the church, and completed the Woodbadge training. I also love to play golf if I can squeeze it into my schedule.

Why I am a Mormon

No matter what religion you are born into, you must have a personal conversion at some point. I was born into the church although both my mom and dad are converts. During my teenage years I took the time to really seek a personal testimony of the Book of Mormon. I had come to the conclusion that if the Book of Mormon was true then all the other things that I had been taught about Joseph Smith and the restoration were true. It really was the key for me. Even while I read it, I felt the strong impression that this could not have been written by a young man in the 1800s. It was too detailed and the principles in it were correct in every way that are applicable to my life. So by the time I got to the end and took the challenge by Moroni, I already knew in my heart it was true. I did pray about it, and received a clear answer to my prayer that the Book of Mormon is a true book of scripture. Because of that, I knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the church of God.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the BSA Scoutmaster in our Ward. We use the scouting program in our young men's organization to teach the boys merit badges, camping skills and other fun activities meant to give them life experience. We then tie in those lessons with our church activities and classes. It is my hope that they will become physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight through the scouting skills and the teachings found in gospel of Jesus Christ.