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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Gilbert Arizona. I'm a sixth generation Arizona farmer. I am a sports enthusiast. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 42 year old native Arizonan. I am married and have 4 sons and 2 daughters ranging from 19 years old to 5 years old. I grew up in Gilbert, Arizona attending Gilbert High School. I attended Eastern Arizona College, Chandler Gilbert Community College and then graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. I now work as a farmer in a family business. I am a sixth generation Arizonan farmer. We are one of a handful of growers that grow potatoes in Arizona. My main hobby is supporting my children in their activities.  I enjoy watching my children play athletics and have coached my sons as they have grown. I now have sons who play High School athletics. To relax I watch the local professional teams on TV. I am a loyal Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondback, and Arizona Cardinal Fan.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents live their lives with great faith in the doctrine and principles of the gospel. As a senior in High School I started considering whether I believed the doctrine for myself. I knew that the opportunity of serving a mission was appoaching and life was starting to get more serious. That was the time of life where I started thinking about how I wanted to live my life and what I would stand for. It was that time in my life that I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover for the first time. As I completed the book I felt strongly that it is the word of God and not of man. I went on my mission. Since that time I have had many experiences and strong feelings that this is the path to find real peace and happiness in this life. Now I continue being a Mormon because I am a Christian. I learn the doctrine of the Family and how to be a better husband and father. Through the principles, doctrine, ordinances and covenants provided by the Church I am reminded of my obligations to my Savior Jesus Christ. I am reminded that since I am a Christian, I have a responsibility to my fellowmen and most importantly my family. Being Mormon helps me feel the love that Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ have for me as an individual. Being a Mormon helps me feel real joy and happiness, and gives me hope for the future inspite of trials and hardship in my life. I am grateful for the eternal perspective, peace, and happiness that I feel when I participate fully in all that being a Mormon represents.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best I can be. I know that our decisions have relevance through the eternities. I know that the way I communicate with and treat others makes a difference, specifically in the family. I am not always successful, but I try to be kind, treat others with respect, and give others the benefit of the doubt. I live my faith by attending our Sunday meetings and other meetings where we are taught the doctrine and principles of the gospel. We are taught the same things often, but I know that by hearing truth and being reminded often of the Christ-like attributes that I should be living, I can become a better person. Life has the tendency to distract us if we don't focus on the priorities of life. I live my faith by spending time with my family. My family is the most important priority in my life. That is why we eat together as a family, read scriptures and pray together, and have fun together. We want to be close. I live my faith by treating my wife like a queen. I am not always successful with this, but I know that she knows that I love her. I know marriage is ordained of God, and that she is the most important person in my life. We talk a lot about life and even still go on dates. I live my faith by serving in the Church. I have a chance to meet with many members of the church and to train and serve with the leadership in our area. It is a great blessing in my life to witness others who donate so much time to strengthening and supporting others in their efforts to live their faith.