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Hi I'm David

I'm a husband, father of 5 and grandfather of 9. I have worked in IT for 32 years and am on a school board. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After growing up in Utah we brought our family to Washington state where we raised our 5 children. I have worked in computer services as a product manager for over 30 years. During this time I have been active in the community having served 12 years on the school board. I enjoy hiking and family history and love to collect family stories. To relax, I like to garden. I find it is amazing to watch things grow.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church but needed to be sure it was for me. During that process I learned of God's and Jesus Christ's love for me and that They know me individually and personally. Their message to me through prayer and reading scriptures has been that the gospel once lost has been restored again just as the Lord intended it. This means that through the ordinances of the gospel all blessings and enjoyment available to anyone anytime are available to my family and we can be together forever. I have watched events in my life help me to become better as I have grown closer to Jesus Christ and tried to put His teachings in my life. As trials have come, including having cancer and being laid off from a job, I have felt the Holy Spirit close to provide comfort and direction so that I have not felt alone. Time after time the blessings of the Lord have been apparent in my life to assist me in what I have come to know as my journey back home to my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

As a member of a school board my faith helps me to remember each student, staff member and administrator and how they each deserve respect as a son or daughter of God. This helps my decisions to remain fair and compassionate for everyone even in times of difficult choices. I know that I cannot impose my beliefs on theirs but it is a great feeling to apply the values of Jesus Christ as much as they are a part of me to what I do. It is important to me to be a good neighbor and visit whenever I can. This includes getting to know our neighbors and others outside of my neighborhood and those who simply need a friend and may ask for help when we see each other. Service and working together is a great common ground for friendships. My lifelong task of searching for my ancestors and documenting their lives has taken on new meaning as I have been asked to help others with their family history and teach them how to do it. I volunteer weekly in the temple and together with my wife teach classes to prepare others to go there. It is a sacred place God has identified as "The House of the Lord." This is where I have found that I can go to get away from the troubles of the world and feel God's presence in a special way. I have felt a desire to help anyone who qualifies themselves to be there. The temple is the place where families can acquire the blessings of being together forever.