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Hi I'm David Leski

I am a husband first, a father second, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Chicago, Illinois, but then grew up in Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida I then moved to California. I have always loved the water. I love to surf! However in 2004 I packed up my family and moved to Colorado (needless to say I can’t surf anymore). Now we live near a large reservoir so at least I get to see water. My wife and kids are my best friends. Most of the time I would rather be hanging out with them, than doing anything else. However with 4 kids under the age of 9 sometimes I would rather be running…:) We enjoy lots of activities together. We play Legos, Uno, Risk, Mario kart, and our own brand of hide-and-go-seek. We garden, build championship pine wood derby cars, run, play 500, kickball, wrestle, watch the Gator’s, go to movies, parks, friend’s houses, etc. The love of my life is my wife. She and I love to watch movies together. We put the kids to bed every night at 7pm and then try to find the next great movie to enjoy. We love to go out on dates which include Sushi and a movie.

Why I am a Mormon

My entire life I was searching for meaning. I did not get it while attending Catholic grade school and high school. I attended mass during school on Friday's and then again on Sunday. I understood the concept of worshiping God, but didn't get anything out of attending these services. I recall getting closest to finding the meaning of life while camping. I distinctly feel that on a few occasions I received revelation from the Holy Ghost that helped me to refine "my" meaning of life. Fast forward several years to when I moved to California after college. During a span of a few months, I felt a lot of pressure from different sources to expand my activity relating to religion. Catholicism, a nondenominational minister, and the Mormon missionaries were all vying for my allegiance in different ways. It was during all this excitement that one night I would have a conversation with a friend and it would change my life forever. I don't know how it happened but the conversation evolved into one that involved my thoughts on the meaning of life. She echoed my thoughts and was able to expand on them. Her expansion of "my" meaning of life confirmed for me that I was not alone in the world. There were other people like me out there that believed what I believed. What I had figured out on my own, and later what she was able to expand upon, is the plan of salvation as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am a Mormon today because I was reminded of these truths of who I am, why I am here, and most importantly where I am going. I have always known these things and through the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the Book of Mormon I was able to piece them all together and make sense of the puzzle that I had struggled with up until that day. Being baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been like coming home again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is not a Sunday to Sunday religion. In order to show a good example I try every day to live up to the commandments and teachings of the gospel. I try my best to follow the example set forth by Jesus Christ in doing good deeds to all. I do my best to serve my God, my family, my employer, and my community in all that I do. I have spent time teaching 5 and 6 year olds in Sunday school. I have helped set up a new boy scout troop. I have taught adults during Sunday classes. I have participated in so many moves of individuals needing help that I am now the designated truck packer (sad but true). I wear my faith on my sleeve (so to speak) because I don't have any problems with letting others know my opinion. I am a defender of truth and will stand up for what is right. I welcome and will always answer any sincere question about my faith. I enjoy teaching and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with those around me.