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Hi I'm David

I was raised Washington. I work in technology. I'm a father of six. I'm a sometime guitarist. I ride a FatBoy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a child I lived in a small town in Utah. When I was twelve we moved to the Seattle area. I've spent the last 25 years working in technology, traveling to many major cities around the world, and have found that I'm drawn again to the small town feeling. Along the way, I met the love of my life. I've raised six children. I've learned to play the guitar, the drums, the bass, and some piano. I've enjoyed the freedom of cruising on a Harley Davidson and the challenge of negotiating the woods on a dirt bike. Nothing compares to spending time with my family. I have had the privilege of working, playing, and travelling with my children. Those experiences are some of the best that I've ever had.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a "fifth-generation" mormon. That means that my ancestors joined the LDS church back in the 1800's. Some might say that it was fate that I would be a Mormon. My parents were Mormons, my grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. It was a "no-brainer." I thought it would be easy too. I was wrong. I did all the things that I thought I was "supposed" to do while I was younger. I was a good kid. Then one day I woke up and found myself about to embark on an adventure as an LDS missionary. The trouble was that I wasn't exaclty sure why I was there and why I was a Mormon. For the first time in my life I was serious about knowing the truth. Not to please someone else or to "do what is right," but to really know for myself. Just like every one of us, I had to study, pray, and ask. My lineage or heritage didn't matter. What I found was a simple and clear confirmation of truth that came through the Holy Ghost and from that time forth has been undeniable. The guidance, the direction, the comfort, and the peace that I feel from knowing our Father's plan and the Atonement of our Savior is amont the most valuable gifts that I have ever received. The opportunity to share this knowledge with God's children and especially with my family is a huge motivation for me.

How I live my faith

Just like every one else, I live one day at a time. I'm far from perfect but I try to live so that I could be counted as an example of the teachings of the Savior. Those who I work with know of my beliefs and we share a mutual respect for core values. I start each day early. I have the privilege of teaching early morning gospel study (Seminary) to Freshmen High-School students. I'm constantly amazed at how engaged and insightful the youth can be - even at 6:00am. We're currently studying the Old Testament. The opportunity to explore the history with the youth is great. Even more engaging is sharing with the students the journey of discovery. They learn that many of the stories they heard as children are placed in historical context and they begin to understand the eternal nature of God and the enduring principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how he has engaged with his chosen people through the millenia.