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Hi I'm Dave

I love being outdoors. I enjoy both learning and teaching. I'm a husband and a father of 4 great kids, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife who has been by my side for nearly 20 years and four really good kids. I like to play golf, ride my road bike, and be outdoors. I enjoy most forms of art and learning about history. I especially enjoy spending time with my family and watching my kids compete in various sports. I like to try different things just to see if I can do them including: competing in a triathlon, endurance races, cooking, music (although I found out my talent is not creating music, but listening to it), building fireplaces, landscaping, gardening, and fixing old cars among other things. I also spend a lot of my time with the Church having responsibility for 9 wards or congregations as a Stake President. I graduated from Arizona State University and am a Sun Devils sports fan. In my job I get to do a lot of different things, including buying and selling commercial trucks and trailers. I also represent the trucking industry through leadership positions in local and national trucking associations. My job has allowed me to travel extensively around the country and the world including places like China and Sweden. I have also been closely involved in environmental sustainability and improving the environmental impact of the many commercial trucks running down the road.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the truths that are found within the teachings of the Church lead to happiness. All of the answers to life's most important questions are found within the Church. I have come to know 1) where I came from before this life, 2) what my purpose here on earth is and 3) where I will go after this life. These are questions whose answers have been sought after for thousands of years. The answers to these questions are available for all to know. And the best thing about these answers is that we can each individually know for ourselves if these things are true. We can know with certainty that they are true by praying to a loving Heavenly Father and receiving an answer from Him. All in the Church are encouraged to know for themselves. Understanding the answers to these three basic questions changes the way that I live. I know that I am a son of God. I know that my loving Heavenly Father wants me to succeed, but also knows that I will learn through my mistakes. He has prepared a way for me to make mistakes and repent. The way to repent has been made possible only through an infinite and ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus Christ. Through the Atonement of Christ, I can overcome my mistakes and prepare myself to return to the presence of God. I know what I need to do here in this life and am not afraid of what is to come in the next life. I have learned that the love that I have for my family is not meant to end with this life, but my family can be together forever. Through the restored priesthood authorty on earth, God has given the the power to man to bind on earth what is bound in heaven, the same power he gave to Peter the Apostle in the days of the New Testament. In modern day Temples, families are sealed together for time and all Eternity. These relationships will last beyond the grave. This knowledge gives me perspective, strength, and hope.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be an example. I believe that Jesus Christ was the ultimate example in the way that he lived. By studying His life, I believe that we can know what we should do. While I am far from perfect and continue to make mistakes, I strive each day to overcome my personal weaknesses and live according to the example that Christ has set. I live my faith by making my beliefs the center of my life. I have learned that my education, my emplyment, my hobbies, and my life in general cannot be detached from my understanding of God and His plan for me. My faith plays a role in all that I do. In the Church I have an opportunity to sit down and counsel with others who are going through life's many challenges. This has been a great blessing in my life. I have come to appreciate the experiences I have had in my own life, and to use those experiences to help teach and encourage others. There are times in which I am not sure what to say, which is a humbling experience in itself. It is kind of like being a parent...you want to have all of the answers for your kids, but sometimes you don't know what to say. In those times, I do my best to apply the basic truths that I have come to know are true. Sometimes the best thing to do is to listen, express love, and offer unconditional support. This really means a lot to others, to simply know that you care. By doing my best to serve those that are around me, I feel like that I am really living my faith.