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Hi I'm David

I love music, tennis, the old Seattle Sonics, and cookies. I can't resist a good doughnut. I love my wife and kids. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love to play piano, and have learned to play the organ. I used to play the trumpet and sing in choirs - I just love music in general. I also love to play sports like basketball and tennis, but rarely have time for it now-a-days. With a wife and 4 kids I stay pretty busy. I've got a good steady job, but like most guys, that doesn't stop me from looking for my "dream job". I love serving in my church "calling" (or inspired assignments). Though the assignments can be demanding, the service is rewarding and helps me to see things from new perspectives. We have moved around a lot (4 states) in the 9 years we have been married. Sometimes it can be hard to meet people and develop friendships. However, we are grateful to find a ready network of friends wherever we go in the church. Years later, we still keep in contact with many of them. One unique thing about me is how much my family gets along. All my brothers and sisters are married - and we all get along! My wife comes from a family of 9 kids. In total, there are over 50 cousins for our kids to play with. It seems like there is always something to celebrate and someone to pray for with such a large family.

Why I am a Mormon

I can still remember very dinstinctly when I was a little boy, around 7 years old. My Sunday School teacher told us that she knew the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints (the full name of the "Mormon" church) was true. But what caught my attention was that she said we shouldn't take her word for it. We could know for ourselves if we asked God and tried to follow his commandments. I asked that night, and many times since, if this church is true. My answer always comes, sometimes immediately and sometimes later in the day or week - but I never have to wait long. Whether it's a good, happy feeling, goosebumps or a calm, clear mind, God tells me that this is his true church.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by daily seeking out what the Lord would have me do. I pray and read the scriptures, and then I try to make good choices throughout the day. I've noticed that as I seek to serve others, the Lord inspires me and I become an instrument for good in his hand. My faith grows, I grow closer to God, and I have more of a desire to serve others. Though sometimes I stumble and stall in trying to be like Jesus, my goal is to keep this positive cycle going.