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Hi I'm David

I'm a digital marketing consultant living in Doncaster in the UK. My family mean everything to me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a busy father, husband, marketing consultant and MBA student. Most importantly I'm a Mormon or member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I get the time I love to snowboard with my wife, mountain bike or play football.

Why I am a Mormon

My first introduction to Mormonism came as a 17 year old college student. I had several friends who attended the Church and we began spending more time together. Their mother would insist on praying with us each evening and I think this may have been the first times where I felt there was something more than just tradition or superstition to their beliefs. I eventually met with the missionaries who told me of Joseph Smith. The story of his confusion and prayer struck a chord with me and I asked to take the missionary lessons. Several months later I was baptised into the Church.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a daily commitment to lift others, to serve those in need, and to be more Christ-like. It's a personal and sacred promise between God and I to follow him. Just like everyone else, I'm not perfect. I have desires about the man, husband and father I wish to be and each day purposefully set out to be that person. When I do fall short, I learn the lessons, recommit and move on. I'm fortunate to have an opportunity to serve the Church in Doncaster as the local Bishop. This makes me responsible for some 450 members of our congregation (around 150 of these attend our services regularly) in the surrounding area. As a Bishop I'm responsible for helping each individual develop and strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ. I also face the very serious challenge of helping those in financial hardship. Serving as a Bishop is emotionally tiring but I have witnessed miracles in people's lives as they commit themselves to live the commandments, serve others and become personally self-reliant. Prior to this I have worked in the Church's youth program, organising parties, fun events and camps. During 2000-2002 I served as full-time missionary of the Church in the North East of England.