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Hi I'm Dave.

I'm from Utah. I'm currently a student, and I'm also a husband and a new father. I love to watch and play sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently studying to get my MBA degree. I am interested in corporate finance and banking. I am a huge sports fan, especially of college football. I also enjoy running and playing basketball. When I was 19 years old, I had the opportunity to serve a two-year church mission in Portugal. It was a wonderful experience, and I grew to love and respect the Portuguese people. I love to spend time with my family, especially my wonderful wife. I enjoy traveling, especially to places that are near the ocean.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and they raised me as a member of the church. However, I knew that I needed to know for myself if the church was true or not in order to stay faithful and true throughout my whole life. My testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ didn't all come at once, but instead gradually over time. As I read the Bible and the Book of Mormon and prayed about them, I felt a calm and peaceful assurance from God that they were indeed His words intended for me and all of His children here on earth. Over time, this assurance has grown stronger until it has become a sure testimony of the veracity of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer, and that only by and through him can we be forgiven of our sins and return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father someday. I know that He came to earth, lived a perfect life, atoned for our sins, and was crucified. I know also that He was resurrected, and that because of Him all of us will one day live again. I have also pondered and prayed about the story of Joseph Smith and the restoration through him of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, and I know that it is true. I have felt a confirmation through the Holy Ghost that Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet of God, called in modern times to restore the true church here upon the earth. As I have shared the story of Joseph Smith with other people, both as a missionary and as a regular member of the church, its truthfulness has been reconfirmed to me, time and time again. My life is better because I'm a Mormon. Of this I have no doubt. I am by no means perfect, but I sincerely believe that I am a better person because of my faith. I am thankful for my membership in the church, and I know that all of the things I have shared are true.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve those around me because of my membership in the church. I have worked with the youth and also with a group of men of a similar age to myself. With the youth, I was able to teach and share lessons, as well as participate in weekday social outings. While working with men close in age to myself, I was able to visit homes of members of our congregation to check on and support them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I also have the chance to visit the homes of several families in our local congregation with another male member of the church, to make sure that all of their basic needs are met and share with them a spiritual message. I had the opportunity to be a church missionary in Portugal several years ago, and I was able to share the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of that country, which was a wonderful experience. Being a Mormon informs and influences what I do and how I act every day. I'm not perfect, but I try to be kind to others and understand their situation and point of view. I strive to read the scriptures and pray every day, and to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I do believe that being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made me a better person, and I try to live my life so that others will come to the same conclusion.