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Hi I'm David

I am from Colorado Springs. I live in Omaha, NE where I work as a Systems Engineer. I love to spend time with my family.

About Me

I was born the first of six children and lived in many places early in my life while my father was in the Air Force such as California, Utah, Germany, and Colorado. Other places I have lived include Idaho, Kansas, and Nebraska. I came to call Colorado home as this is where I went to elementary, junior high, and high school. I attended what was then Ricks College and now BYU-Idaho a year before and a year after serving as a missionary for the church in Guayaquil, Ecuador. I had some incredible experiences working with the people of that country. I later went to BYU, met my beautiful wife, and then wnt to graduate school back home in Colorado. Since then, I have been blessed with three boys and live in Omaha, NE working as a Systems Engineer. Some of my hobbies both past and present include running, swimming, hiking, snow skiing, and playing other sports such as football and basketball. I am an avid follower of all the Colorado sports teams. I love to travel to new places and have much of this world still to see.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to grow up in a home where my faith was practiced on a daily basis. I was able to see first hand the rewards for living correct principles. My faith provides me a road map that allows me to return to live with my Heavenly Father with my family one day. I am grateful that my faith provides me an opportunity, so long as I am obedient, to one day live with my family not only until the end of this life but in the next life. I am grateful for a church that teaches the same lessons week in and week at any building you attend no matter where you are at. This is something I believe to be unique to my faith but comforting at the same time. I am grateful for a church that focuses on the living Christ. While life presents many challenges of which I have had my share, I am grateful that I can rely on Christ to get me through these difficult times. I know that he suffered for all of us. I am grateful that I can rely on him to overcome my own struggles in life. I am grateful for a church that teaches me principles that allows for that. I am grateful for a church that has a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I know he is called of God. I know that by following his council that we are blessed. I am grateful for the prophet Joseph Smith and I am grateful for the Book of Mormon and its teachings. For all these reasons, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a variety of ways. For example, I say daily prayers and read from the Book of Mormon or bible on a daily basis. I have opportunities to serve those that are downtrodden whether they be of my faith or not. I have an opportunity on a monthly basis to visit families that are assigned to me. I am responsible for their overall well being. I treasure these visits. Throughout my life, I have had many opportunities through my church to work in both cub scouts and boy scouts. I have also been responsible for taking care of the membership and financial records of the ward/unit I belong to, and have taught 8-10 year olds in primary the principles of my faith which includes teachings from the Old and New Testaments, Book of Mormon, and other inspired scripture. I have been fortunate to live in areas where physical labor has been needed. For example, after the 1999 tornados in Okahoma City, I was able to help with recovery efforts organized through my church. Another instance where I have served through my church include participating in recovery efforts from nearby flooding when I lived in Kansas back in 2007. These efforts were organized through my church. I gave up two years of my life to serve as a missionary in Guayaquil, Ecuador. During this time, I was able to teach principles of my faith to others, build homes for those in need, and provide other types of service for those in need.