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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Tennessee. I participated in many school sports. I am now a chemical engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a chemical engineer working as a process engineer. I have a beautiful wife a sweet daughter and adorable twin boys. I enjoy spending time with family by seeing the area I live in, watching shows or movies, and being with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon partly because I grew up in a Mormon household. My father converted when he was 16 and served a mission. After that he met my mother who had grown up in the church. My father's career took him to live in a small town in Tennessee. The religious environment there is strong with a mix of Christian religions, primarily Baptist, but also Catholic, and Methodist. I learned early on that I would have to decide for myself what to believe, and my parents allowed me to explore as much as I desired. I participated in all the youth events I could in my branch and stake, but as I was one of very few youth in my branch, all of my friends were not LDS. They invited me to come worship with them, and so I did at times. I learned some of their doctrines and felt of the love they had for Christ and for each other. I also felt that love in the Mormon church. It left me a little confused, so I knew I needed to make my decision on what I thought was right. Then I thought, why should I go on what I think is right, doesn't the Lord know what is right. I followed the counsel of my parents, church leaders, and decided to pray for myself if the Mormon church was the true church. I received a strong spiritual prompting that it was true, very similar to what some experience in other religions when they feel they are saved. I only make that comparison because I have seen their faces and can relate to the feeling of the Holy Spirit. Following Christ is always the right thing to do, regardless of doctrinal differences, but by praying to know which church is true and feeling the confirming power of the Holy Spirit I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Jesus' church on the face of the earth today and I will follow it for the rest of my life.

How I live my faith

In the church I have done a variety of things. I served for two years in parts of southern Brazil near the border of Uruguay helping teach people that were curious about the Mormon church and helping strengthen the faith of members in the area. I have participated in church choirs, and taught the youth of various ages.