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Hi I'm David, and I'm a Mormon.

I'm a convert to the church. Grew up a Catholic. Was baptized June 21, 1992. Come find out more about me.

About Me

I'm a father of 4 daughters. Have been married to my wife since 1993. Used to be married before that, before I was baptized. I'm an Opa, which is German for Grandfather. I love fishing, wood-working, have a huge varied interest in music, but am a country boy at heart. Love baseball, soccer, football, and golf as well. Spent many years of my life in Germany, speak fluent German. Am a mainframe computer programmer, who is trying to become a computer game programmer/game design company owner.

Why I am a Mormon

I met a wonderful young woman back in 1992. She had just come from Ricks College up in Idaho. The whole time just before she came back, I kept hearing about the beautiful Mormon girl who was coming back. What I knew about the Mormons at that time was the Donny and Marie show, the Tabernacle Choir, and the DC Temple was a magnificent building. The first day I met her, something was different about her. She was beautiful, there is no doubt of that. But there was a feeling I got from being around her that was way beyond anything I'd ever felt before. She was different. She had this peace about her. She knew what she believed in, and who and what she was. A daughter of God. From that point, I had to find out what it was that made her different. The thing that caught my eye, and then my heart about the Mormon church, was the intense devotion to family, and to Jesus Christ. The simple statement, of "Families Can Be Together Forever", spoke to my soul. Having been married and sealed to my wife in the temple, means that doing the things I have agreed to, will result in her and I being together for eternity, and not just until "death do us part". This is what it means to me, to be a Mormon. Being someone who believes in Jesus Christ. Being someone who believes in the Atonement. His sacrifice was for my sake. For my sins. It has become extremely personal to me, as I've reviewed my life.

How I live my faith

I have participated in the "Come Home to Kanesville" musical for two years, and have seen it touch the lives of those who are in the show, and those who are in the audience. I rarely miss the opportunity to talk about it with those I come in contact with. I participate regularly in the Gingerbread Display at the Kanesville Tabernacle. It is another wonderful way to touch lives of people in a way that is non-threatening. I have taught youth, Sunday School, speak often as I am currently on the High Council, which gives me the opportunity to visit each of the units in our stake. I love getting to do that, as it is inspiring to me to get to see people who used to be part of just one ward, now part of a Stake. I strive hard to do the callings I have been given, because they are truly something that has been chosen for me, through the power of prayer and by assignment. I rarely feel worthy of a call when it is first extended, but know that the Lord Jesus Christ sees my potential, and it is His will that I come to recognize it within myself.