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Hi I'm David

I'm a father of 3 and I have a wonderful wife who I love with all of my heart and I know love me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my life, I am able to enjoy so many things with my family. For work I have needed to relocate several times in the last few years and each of these have brought my family closer. Though we miss our extended family being close we make it a priority to spend quality time when we can and make sure that our kids have a relationship with their cousins. I work in the semiconductor industry and really enjoy the work. I learned to work hard early in my life from watching my parents and my time serving in both the Army and on an LDS mission in Rome Italy. Working in a high stress industry with long hours can be stressful, but having the appropriate work-life balance is critical. I am able to have wonderful relationships with my family and with my Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because through prayer I've learned that God is my Heavenly Father and that he loves me, Jesus Christ is my brother and he loves me and that they restored the Gospel here upon the earth for me so that I could understand this love and share it with others. This Church that I belong to helps me live this Gospel of love. I know that I am able to be forgiven for my shortcomings. I am able to feel loved and serve others so that they can feel loved. Being a child of God provides me with the self confidence to do what I need to do in this life. It improves my relationships with others because I treat them with the respect that they deserve as a fellow child of God. Sharing this Gospel with my family helps us grow together and prepares them for their lives. I am proud to be a Mormon, being one has helped me become a better, son, brother, husband, co-worker, friend and father.

How I live my faith

I have the priveledge of instructing my peers at Church once a month. It is wonderful to sit with other men who are going through similar challenges and discuss how we can be better fathers, husbands, co-workers and overall person. I've found that when you share your trials people recognize how similar we all are and that our problems are able to be overcome. In the past I was able to work with young men. This also was extremely rewarding as now I watch that generation begin to marry and start their own families. I know that from speaking with them that I made a difference in their lives and this brings great joy to my heart. I hope that they saw how I treated my wife and will treat their wives with respect and love.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

David
I know that the Bible is holy scripture. Like the various Gospels provide us with a unique perspective of the truth the Book of Mormon does the same. All who study holy scriptures are able to find those things that touch them. My favorite scripture is found in the Gospel of John chapter 11 verse 35 with the simple statement of, "Jesus wept." This simple verse touches me because of the message behind it, Jesus knew that he was going raise Lazerus from the dead, but he shows great empathy for the pain that his family and friends are experiencing. This comforts me because as I go through the trials of my life I know that Jesus will weep for me, that he loves me. I know that someday my trials will end and I'll be with my family and my Saviour in paradise but that doesn't always make it easy and on those days it isn't and I need to cry I know that Jesus is there with me crying, comforting me and helping me know how much I'm loved. Show more Show less