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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father, a son, a brother, and an uncle. I completed a masters degree in business (MBA) in 2002, and I have interests in learning about nearly everything. I have been in manufacturing for many years, and am now pursuing a new train of interest in my life, to diagnose and repair home appliances, which I truly enjoy, and am thrilled to help people I have been able to serve through the store I work in. I have a keen interest in Boy Scouts, both working with the youth, and the adults. I love working with wood and leather goods. I enjoy making hand-turned pens and pencils to give to people who I appreciate their help with youth. I have been making Arrow of Light plaques for Cub Scouts who have earned their Arrow of Light awards for the last 12 years. I am also an accomplished lampworker, and have a unique US flag bead I give to boys who obtain the rank of Eagle Scout.

Why I am a Mormon

I have worked to gain a testimony since before I joined the church, when I was nine years old. My brother and I were baptized on the same day. I didn't always have a strong testimony of the Savior, but by the time I was ready to serve a mission, I had to know, or I felt I couldn't be honest in sharing the restored gospel with anyone else as a missionary. After a lot of diligent prayer, fasting, and reading of the scriptures, I came to know, not just believe, that Jesus IS the Christ, that Joseph Smith was truly a prophet of God, to whom God the Father and Jesus Christ opened the Heavens, and shared all the necessary parts of restoring the Gospel in it's fulness to the earth, once more. He directed Joseph Smith to organize and establish a church that was to go to all the world, and share not only the Gospel, but in that restoration, he also shared all the necessary saving ordinances, such as baptism, the Gift of the Holy Ghost, temples, and blessings for healing and comfort, . . . with the accompanying authority. I love the gospel. I enjoy the opportunity to help other people whenever and wherever I can. There is great joy for me in serving others. And yes, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Every opportunity I have to give service to others, I do. Nearly all of my service is done with no monetary compensation. That doesn't make me a monetarily wealthy man, but I am wealthy in the friends and acquaintances I have made throughout my life. Currently, I serve in my church capacity as a Scoutmaster, and love the time I have with the boys . . . to teach and help them encounter the events of life that will prepare them to be good fathers, good citizens in their communities, and healthy young adults who have a purpose and direction in their life. I do the same with my own children, although, two are grown and on their own, and two are still at home. I help them understand that they have a Duty to God as much as a Duty to Self, and a Duty to Country.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

David
The official name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Frequently, we are called Mormons because we believe in the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less