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Hi I'm David

I'm a farm boy. I'm a nerd. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born and raised in a small farming community in southeast Washington state. I"m the youngest of five, with one brother and three sisters. I enjoy listening to classic rock, playing old video games, and reading. Class A 'Nerd' right here.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church. As a kid I went to church, prayed, and read the Bible and the Book of Mormon. By the time I was a teenager, though, I didn't really have a testimony; I only did all those things because my parents made me. Picture a twelve year old with a big ol line across his forehead from leaning against the pew in front of him for an hour. That was me. It wasn't a single experience that made me change. It was a lot of things, experiences spread out over several years, like my Bishop challenging me to read the Book of Mormon in six months, or taking Seminary in High School, or having one of my friends die in a car accident. Eventually, though, I realized that for me the question wasn't whether or not the Church was true, or whether Jesus Christ is our Savior. I think I always knew that. For me, the question was whether or not those beliefs were worth acting on, whether or not I could live like I believed. That's what faith is sometimes. I still don't understand all the why's and what if's of our religion, but I do know that this is Christ's Church, and that He revealed His Gospel to the Prophet Joseph Smith. All that's left now is for us to act on those beliefs. And trust me, it's worth it.

How I live my faith

Right now, I'm serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the New Mexico Farmington Mission. I've spent the last year on or around the Navajo Indian Reservation, which is rich in culture and national pride. In case you don't know, the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ that tells about God's dealings with the inhabitants of ancient America, the ancestors of the very people I talk to every day. Many prophets in the Book of Mormon prophesied about how their descendants would one day learn about Jesus Christ and His Gospel. I get to see that prophesy being fulfilled a little bit each day as I and other missionaries teach the Gospel to this great people.