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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up mostly in Utah, but have lived in Colorado since finishing graduate school at Utah State University. I work as an engineer in the computer industry. I'm a proud father of three sons and three daughters. I love lots of outdoor activities such as skiing, cycling, hiking, rock climbing, and scuba diving.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church. In fact all my ancestors are Mormons going back over 150 years. But this heritage is not my reason for being a Mormon, rather it is just the way that I was introduced to the church. Like many people, as a teenager I wrestled with what sort of life I was going to live. It is important to me to follow the truth the best that I can, so I felt that before I could commit myself to following the teachings of Jesus Christ and belonging to his church, I needed to know for myself what was true and what wasn't. I started with reading the Book of Mormon. This book was translated and published by the founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith. So logically it follows that if this book is truth then I had found God's true church. After reading the Book of Mormon I prayed to ask God if it is true. I had the most overwhelming feeling of peace and joy as God spoke to my soul the truth of that book. Since that time my faith in Jesus Christ has grown tremendously. When faced with difficulties in my life I have found comfort and strength far beyond my own capacity by putting my trust in Him, and that has reinforced my knowledge that Jesus Christ is real, and that he is there to help us if we will let Him.

How I live my faith

My family is very important to me, and I try to be a good father to my six children. Many people today don't understand why I would make the "sacrifice" of raising a large family in today's world. To me it is not a sacrifice but a great blessing to be such a big part of the lives of six of God's precious children. I have the opportunity to be the Scoutmaster for the Boy Scout troop that is chartered by our local church. I get to pass on my love of the mountains to a group of young men, taking them camping and hiking, while at the same time helping them develop good character, citizenship, and fitness. When I was 19 I was able to spend two years as a Mormon missionary in Texas. It was a great privilege to represent the Church and be able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with many other people, and see them start to experience the same happiness and peace that I had found by following Christ.