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Hi I'm David

I'm 18, I come from a family of 5, have two brilliant sisters and I love how the gospel can change lives.

About Me

Me? I'm a bit of everything! Hi, I'm David and I'm an 18 year old college graduate in the UK. Currently, I work in finance, but to be honest, I haven't a clue what I'll be. I love serving others, playing sports with friends and sharing the things that make me happy with those around me. I love the Gospel and how it has the power to affect the lives of all those who are open enough to receive it. From a young age, my ambition has always been to devote an honourable 2-year Missionary service to the Lord when I am 19. In the future, I plan to go to university, eat lots of strawberry ice cream, find the girl of my dreams and be married in the temple for time and all eternity. Hopefully all before the age of 25. My plan runs out after that and I will have to redraft and let you know. As for now, I love to be active: running, walking, cycling. Spending time with my friends just talking about everything and anything. I love to do what's right, work hard and play hard. I play the piano, like rock music and classical music. I like strawberry ice cream - who doesn't? I also like to pretend I can cook or bake. I love going to work in the week but am grateful for the weekend and Sundays where I can go to church and improve myself a little each week.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a mormon can be tough, but comes with so many blessings. For a start is your family: knowing you can be with them forever is incredible, yet doesn't come without any effort on your part. Sure I still argue with my sisters now and then, but I wouldn't trade them for anything. Family is so important and as we see this fundamental unit fading away in this modern world, it becomes ever more so. I've been a mormon all my life, but don't think I've followed it blindly - I have always had my fair share of questions. Simple ones like "Do I have to love all my neighbours?" to major thought-provoking revelations like "Are you really there?" and "Should I serve as a full-time missionary?" The secret, is prayer. Sounds simple, right? You'd be surprised how many people are unwilling to try it. Get down on your knees and ask God your questions. Do this sincerely and He'll give you an answer, every time. I asked if being a mormon was the right path to be on. I got my answer, more than once.

How I live my faith

To the best of my ability. 'The more you put into something, the more you will get out of it.' Faith is a simple word, that has become slowly more complicated as times have evolved. Faith is the ability of an individual to believe and hope in something he cannot see. I live my faith by what I DO each day. And I DO, in the belief and hope that I will some day be reunited with my Father in Heaven with all my family and friends there too. A true mormon aims to mirror the Saviour and His attributes. It's difficult to keep your standards when others around you aren't. Clean language, positive attitude, appropriate clothing and a pure mind are some of the standards that I live by. There's a fine line between what's right and what's wrong. However, when I live by these standards, I gain greater respect for those around me and become a more Christ-like individual.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

If you truly want to know which church is true, then request a copy of the Book of Mormon, read it and act upon what you learn. Open your heart, get down on your knees and pray. Your father in heaven will take care of the rest. Show more Show less