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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a land-locked Hawaiian. I'm a husband and father of six (soon to be seven). I'm a school lawyer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My dad is Hawaiian, but I was raised on the east coast. I come from a large family, and so does my wife. Now we are raising a large family of our own. I practice law in Arizona and represent mostly school districts.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that God reveals himself to any and every honest seeker. Most often He does this through a subtle but sure confirmation in the person's heart and mind. This has been my experience on numerous occasions. Perhaps the most notable experience was when I first read the Book of Mormon on my own as a teenager. As I read I received the clear impression that what I was reading was true, and that in turn led to the understanding that God had called a modern prophet as assuredly as He had in ancient times.

How I live my faith

Like anything else, I find that my faith is a direct product of what I put into it in terms of time, energy, and focus. So I try to maintain a schedule that prioritizes reading the scriptures, attending my Church meetings, getting to the temple, and regular service. Service always begins at home as my wife and I share the responsibility of raising our children and challenging them to develop their own personal faith. The Church is one of volunteers. Each receives many and varied opportunities to serve, both inside and outside the Church, that prompt personal growth while blessing others. For example, over the years, I have taught classes to those age 18 months to 85 years old, and everything in between. I especially enjoy the preparation, as I deepen my understanding of the gospel and strengthen my commitment to follow Jesus Christ.