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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a pilot, an engineer, a father of four and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of four daughters, and a husband of fifteen years. My family is what brings me the most happiness in life, and it is the time that I have spent with them that I have found the most Joy. I have spent the last ten years as an airline pilot, and have just recently changed my profession to an engineer. In my spare time I can be found in my garage building furniture or in the yard working in my garden.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that raised me as a member of the church. I have always striven to live the principles that my family taught me. As a teenager my father passed away from a devastating illness. As I struggled to come to terms with this huge loss, I turned my attention to Christ for comfort and understanding. He did not let me down. Through his spirit I was given the warmth and comfort of his love. Through the church I was given the perspective that families are eternal, and that life does continue after death. I know that I will see my father again. I know that I will be able to hold him in my arms and tell him that I love him. As I have grown and had a family of my own, I have realized the blessings that come through living the restored gospel. These principles have given me the perspective and insight into what brings true happiness in life. Though my life has had its serious difficulties and trials, it has been my faith in Christ, that has gotten me through and brought me peace. I think the hope and promise of eternal families is by far the greatest blessing that the restored gospel has to offer. I am a Mormon because I want to be with my family forever, and it this church that makes it possible.

How I live my faith

In the church we all have to the opportunity to serve on another. A great prophet from the Book of Mormon said that "When you are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God." What you find in the church are members striving to serve their God through service to each other and to those in their community. In the church, there is no paid ministry, so all the jobs required to allow the church to function are filled by members who volunteer their time and resources. Currently I have the opportunity to serve in the position of bishop. In this position I preside over a congregation or ward, ensuring that all the programs are running, and all the positions are filled. I also have to the opportunity to teach and support the families in the ward on a spiritual level. In addition to my calling as bishop, I also have the opportunity to serve as a home teacher to a couple of families in the ward. As a home teacher I visit the families on a monthly basis in an effort to teach and uplift them. I also serve as a point of contact for them should any situation arise where they may need some extra help or attention. Every adult member of the ward has this opportunity, and it provides a great blessing to the members of our church. As members of the church, we seek to serve those who are in our communities as well. Some my most rewarding experiences have come from helping those in our communities. Whether is has been volunteering in schools, or community shelters, or cleaning up after hurricanes and floods, as members of the church, we seek to serve as Christ did, making a difference in the lives of all we come across.