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Hi I'm David Eisley

I have taught children from fifth to eight grade for over twenty years. I love helping children learn, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful woman for thirty-seven years this November. I have four great children and eight grandchildren who have become my best friends. I enjoy hunting and fishing, but in recent years I have taken up the hobby of looking for arrowheads and taking the dogs for walks. I love photography and on occasion I play chess. I teach science in seventh grade, and love it when the light goes on in student's eyes. I think perhaps the most important thing I try to teach is that we each need to learn how to think. I suppose you could say that I am a weather buff. Since we live in the high desert of Arizona, any weather is a big deal, and rain is even more of a big deal. I call my dad who lives in Pima, AZ every time I get rain and he does the same to me. It's sort of bragging rights. Last night we had an unusual inch of rain, so I called my dad on the way to work and really rubbed it in. He called me tonight to tell me that they had received two inches this afternoon. It seems like small stuff, but it creates a bond between us that seems to grow each time it rains. I love when it rains and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young, I spent most of my days figuring out how to stay away from home. My scout master, who was a Mormon, offered me rides to church and I was glad to accept them. He also picked me up and took me to choir practice every Sunday. Because of this I learned to love the Lord. I learned that this gospel of Jesus Christ could save a person's life. Not in a physical sense, but in a spiritual sense. I learned that the gospel was about rescuing others from what life can hand them. I was able to serve a mission in Australia where I learned that not everyone believed the same as I do, but because my beliefs were challenged, I learned to turn to the Lord in prayere and ask Him what was true. The Book of Mormon has been a great guidance in my life. I have learned that the Lord can speak to our minds to help guide us through the scriptures. It is a sacred book that testifies of Christ. I have learned that the Savior loves us, and will take us by the hand and guide us back to Him if we let Him.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in my daily life by being kind and by being an example of Christ. Anyone can gripe and complain about work, what life has delt them, about a million different things, but I have lerned that truely living my faith means rising above the trials of life and reaching out to others, even if it just means saying good morning. I try to do what's right. That doesn't mean I'm perfect, but that I try to be the best I can. Nobody can do better than their best, and it's important that we don't judge people too harshly, so they can be the best that they can too. On a more personal note, I don't think we can truely show faith in the Lord without prayer, meditation, and scripture study. I try to do these things. I feel a little strange writing them down because they are personal, but if they help someone else find what I: have found, then I will share them. We are God's children. We show our faith by acting like that. I hope that when times are hard and the chips are down that I will live the faith I have come to love.