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Hi I'm David

I grew in Granger, Utah the oldest of six children. I retired from the United States Army with 22 years of service. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife of 37 years with 4 adult children and 7 grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family and doing outdoor activities. I retired as a Test Pilot with the U. S. Army with 22 years of service. I have served as a Boy Scout Leader for approximately 35 years and am currently serving in our local Scout District as an Assistant District Commissioner. I also serve on the District Committee as a Camping Coordinator. I have a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education and a Masters Degree in Aerodinamics and Management. I currently work in Law Enforcement as an Officer in the Division of Adult Parole.

Why I am a Mormon

I had the privilege and blessing of being born of goodly parents who raised me to love God and his son, Jesus Christ. Although my mother was not a member of the Mormon faith when I was a young boy and my father didn't attend our faith or any faith, they still instilled in me at a young age that God is real and His son died for our sins that we might have an opportunity to be with them for eternity in the kingdom of God.  When I was nearly 7 years old, my father became active in the Mormon faith and after my mother was taught by our missionaries, she was baptised a member of the church. I was baptized when I turned 8 years of age. Being the oldest of six children, I was the first child to be baptized of my siblings. I attended chruch with my family regularly until I was approximately 15 years old. At that age I began to question the teachings of the church and I had to find out on my own if the teachings of the Gospel were true. I had always been taught that in order to gain an assurance of the gospels truthfulness, I must read and ponder the scriptures, pray for that assurance, and have faith to know that I will get an answer. Becuase I lacked faith, I prayed that I would have faith. I was also taught that my answer would come as a burning in my bosom insuring to my soul that it is true. It wasn't until I graduated from High School and was about to leave for basic training in the military that I really received that burning as I was taught assuring in my soul of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Up to this time, I had read the Book of Mormon, The Bible, and the other scriptures for the first time on my own. Since then, I have dedicated my life to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and never looked back. I have never been happier in my life.

How I live my faith

Shortly after starting my Military Career, I found myself living in may parts of the world. I had opportnities in the church to serve young men as a Boy Scout Leader in several adult leadership roles, also in leadership roles in our congregations, including as a bishop which is the eccliastical leader of a congregation. I have always served our youth in one capacity or another.  I currently serve as regional young men's leader over approximately 200 young men in our church. I assist in organizing their social, spiritual, and service activity in the church with two other adult leaders over the young men of our region. I have had the privilege of serving as a unit and region part time missionary several times and as a pagent missionary for three years at one of our church historical sites. I have served as a worker in three of our temples world wide and continue to serve today. I have the privilege and opportunity to serve as a personal steward of three families in our local area assisting with what ever needs they may have. The church also encourages it's members to serve in their communities as well. In the past I have served in our local VFW and have served on many community beautification projects. Our church does several service projects for our community every year which I have had the blessing to participate in.