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Hi I'm David

I'm from rural Utah, & studying to become a journalist & (extremely amateur) filmmaker. I enjoy the outdoors, film, sports, & NPR.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in southeastern Utah near the four-corners area. My family spent a lot of weekends in the outdoors and I've learned to appreciate the beauty and diversity of nature. After graduation and a year of school I spent two years as a missionary for the LDS church in Seattle. The past three years I've been at Brigham Young University studying journalism and film-making. I hope to use my skills to tell stories of others. I enjoy spending time with my family. My dad owns a small town newspaper and my mom is a high school history teacher. I have 3 younger sisters and a younger brother.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the joy I feel when I am following Christ's example is amazing. I believe that just as Christ called prophets in an authorized manner, so has he called authorized servants today. I believe that God's chosen prophets lead the LDS church. The evidence of that is their words and actions as well as the Book of Mormon. Because the Book of Mormon is unique to the LDS church it is a good indication of whether the church is God's kingdom on earth (as we claim.) Whether it is divinely inspired or not can be determined through faithful study and sincere prayer. I have studied the Book of Mormon myself and prayed to know of it's truth. This divinely inspired text has soothed my soul in times of trial. The book has given me answers as I've asked difficult questions of God. It has enlightened me and I know that it is divinely inspired.

How I live my faith

In addition to attending services on Sunday, I take time daily to communicate with God through prayer and study of scriptures. The reason I put time into studying and learning religious doctrine is to put it into practice. I try and live my faith by thinking outside myself, being optimistic, and treating others as I would want to be treated myself. The operative word is 'try'. I fall short a lot, but I feel that I am a better person with my religion guiding me than I am without it.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Missionaries teach about the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They teach that God loves us and has a plan for us to return to him. Jesus Christ's Atonement was central to that plan. Show more Show less