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Hi I'm David William Sutton

I am a graduate of the University of Washington, a Father of three and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to go hiking. I am sharing that love with my children. Most weekends I try to go hiking with my two sons. The youngest asks me almost every weekend if he can go hiking. It is great to see that they are truely beginning to gain a love of the beautiful outdoors that God our Eternal Father and his Son Jesus Christ have created for us. I find it so comforting to know that there is a place, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where you can find really peace & joy in a world that is so discouraging at times.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My parent are converts. They were later sealed together for all eternity in the Hawaiian Temple on the island of Ohau. As I was raised as a young boy in the gospel of Jesus Christ, I had a very important experience at the age of 5. It happen in the dark woods of Charleston, SC. I so wanted to be with my older brother and sister as they played with their neighborhood friends. They of course always would ditch me; they being 2 and 4 years older than I was. They quickly found ways to lose me as we played on the neighborhood streets. One day they ran into the woods next to the neighborhood. I didn't want to be left behind so I followed. They and their friends were just too fast for me and I soon found my self alone. Even during the height of a sunny day the woods were very dark and scary for a 5 year old little boy. I did not know where to turn to go back home. I was so scared. As I began to cry and remembered a lesson taught in Primary (Sunday school for little kids). My teacher taught that we can pray to God any time any where if we are sad or scared and he will help us. So, that's what I did. I soon heard a still small voice that perced me to the center of my frame. "David this way" the voice said with such warmth and love. I listened and followed the voice until I was out of the woods. It was then that I knew God lived. There is such peace and happiness having the knowledge of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Each day, I pray morning and night privately and with my family. I read the scriptures daily. I live my faith by example. I follow the standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints found in the pamphlet, "For Stregthen of Youth". I serve. In the gospel of Jesus Christ we are constantly asked to serve whether it is at the local shelter, a school, a church welfare center (which are set up to help those in need) or in the church its self. Those who serve in church callings never receive money or compensation for what they do; it is all voluntary. The most important way I live my faith is by serving my family. A great king and prophet said, "When you are in the service of your fellow beings you are in the service of your God." I know this to be true. The Family is the most important unit in God's plan. This is why I take the statement by the prophet David O. McKay so seriously. He said, "No success can compensate for failure in the home" My most important responsibility is as a father, thus I live my life as if my wife and children are the most important thing. This is how I live my faith. It is not easy, but it is so worth it.