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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon. My family & roots are in Texas. I was born in Kentucky when my Dad was building chapels for the church.

About Me

I was born into the church. I was born in Kentucky as my family moved around to different states building chapels for the church while my father served a building mission. The family roots on both sides of the family are from Texas, which is the home we returned to at the end of the mission. I learned to read, write, and speak Spanish while serving a Spanish-speaking mission for the church in the state of Idaho. My wife, Denise, and I have been married for 28 years. We have 6 children (3 boys, 3 girls) & 6 grandchildren. Our #3 daughter, Leanne, left this world a few minutes after she entered it. We look forward to getting better acquainted with her later. She was sealed to us in the temple and will be with us and the rest of the family in the hereafter. 2 of our sons have served in the military: the eldest in the Navy and the Army, the younger in the Marine Corps. Since our youngest has completed his 1st year of college I have found time to resume my 2 favorite hobbies, playing the violin and photography. I have been a police officer for the city of Houston, Texas for 26 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I am #6 of 7 children. Though I was raised in the church, the decision to accept and live the gospel came early in life. I learned from my parents and sort of "experimented" with the gospel along the way. I started paying tithing when I was very young, though by many standards we would have been considered poor. As a result, I have always had work and have been able to provide for my family. Also, the gospel has helped me to define the guiding principles I use in the other areas of my life. It has helped me to be a better police officer, and as a consequence, being a police officer has helped me to be a better member of the church.

How I live my faith

Being a police officer gives me non-stop opportunities to volunteer in the community. Since I speak Spanish, people always ask how I came to learn the language, so most of my co-workers know I am a member of the church. Currently I visit members of the congregation as a home teacher, I serve as the Sunday School President, as well as the Executive Secretary for my ward. In the past I spent about 10 years working with the youth, serving as a Scout Master.