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Hi I'm David

I work hard, love my family, love to run, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Overall, I consider myself to be an outgoing individual. However, I offer one caveat to that statement. I'm much more reserved as a person the larger the setting I encounter. I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors, as well as a variety of sports. Some of my favorites include mountain biking, wakeboarding, basketball, football, and running. Unfortunately, out of that list, running seems to be my only constant. Various injuries and/or lack of time has contributed to less participation in some of the other activities i listed. Likewise, I'm also interested in the art of dance, sitting back to enjoy a good book, or spending time to be social with friends. Because of my interest for people I sought out an undergraduate degree in psychology, and just recently graduated. Despite all my interests, my real fuel to life comes from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My life is ever changing, and without the knowledge of a loving Father and a Savior I honestly believe I would be lost. I am grateful for the talents I have been given in life, and can only hope I'm doing my best to share, benefit, and lift others.

Why I am a Mormon

Personally, I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my whole life. Never have I been pushed, nor pulled into being a part of this organization without having a testimony of my own. i am a member of this church for a variety of reasons. One reason sticks out more than the rest though: that is: I honestly feel that it is right. It's hard to describe feelings, but there's a true feeling that comes when truth is taught. Seeing how feelings freely come and go, I made sure to confirm such feelings through prayer. I have attended and learned about other church's throughout my life, keeping an open mind, but never has any seemed complete like the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This church contains the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know we have a loving Heavenly Father. He is personable, and he cares about my life. He knows my strengths and weaknesses. Because of my weaknesses he sent his Son Jesus Christ to perform the Atonement. His suffering in Gethsemane and the cross opened my opportunity to become clean and enter the presence of God. While on earth, Christ set up his one true church. Upon his death, I know that truth was lost. However, his Gospel was restored in our day through a Prophet named Joseph Smith. Truth is organized. This church has the truth, and that's why I'm proud to be a part of it!

How I live my faith

I'm not always the best at this, but I honestly strive to pattern my life after our Savior Jesus Christ. Often, individuals who know me well, will hear me say that the true measure of my testimony is seen within the way I live my life. The best example I can think of how I've 'lived my faith' has been through my service as a full-time missionary for the church. i served in one of the southern states where I sacrificed my time and efforts to spread, what we call in our church, 'The message of the restoration.' I still strive to share this message, however, my opportunities seem less often because I am not solely sharing the Gospel full time. I do prepare for opportunities to serve others through daily scripture study, personal prayer, and attending church meetings/functions. Ultimately, I always try to make myself available for anyone in need.