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Hi I'm Dave

I am a painting contractor in Renton, WA. I have been married to my best friend Laura for 35 years. I love to fish. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a very lucky guys to have a wonderful wife for 35 years. Laura and I have 3 great children, two of which are married to great people. We have 4 grandchildren and look forward to many more. I have always loved the outdoors and mostly grew up packing horses into the mountains, hunting and fishing with my dad. My father passed away 5 years ago and I miss him a lot. My hobbies include fishing, working with wood and restoring old hotrods. I love catching big fish and currently working on a '56 Chev Shortbed Stepside Pickup. I have been a commerical painter my whole life and for the past 10 years have owned a company called Westcoast Painting, LLC. I am very lucky to have many good friends and employees work with us. I have been an active member of the church for about 25 years and can honestly say that it has changed my life for the better. I have found many great blessings in my life since I have found and strengthened my faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I serve in the Church in my Renton Stake as a High Councilor and my assignment is to work with the young single adults (ages 18 - 30) in our area.

Why I am a Mormon

I struggled in my life for many years until I was about 30 years old. I needed to make changes so that I could teach my little children what was right and wrong in life. As I reached out to my Heavenly Father I had amazing experiences and found that He was there for me. He answered my prayers in very unique ways and supported me by giving the things in life that I needed to progress. I have had some very special experiences in my life that I cannot deny. Some have been small, sweet and tender mercies while others have been amazing sacred experiences. The Church has been the best place to raise my family as it has something for all of us. My children went to nursery and primary when they were young. At age twelve they attended Sunday School, Young Men and Young Women. In high school they had seminary and the same youth programs. My wife has always attended Relief Society for women. I have always had my priesthood quorums and the Church's sports programs for recreation. Our Wards and Stakes have always provided many great activities for our families to participate in. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a solid foundation for my family and gives me hope and comfort in life knowing where I came from and where I'm going. I know that He lives and that after our mortal lives end that we can be with our families forever.

How I live my faith

I particpate in my community by attending church organized service projects and occasionally help to feed the homeless at shelters, etc. So many of us have so much and give so little. I know sometimes I get too busy and that I do need to help my community more. I am a member of the Garrison Creek Ward and in the Renton Stake. I have a Stake calling and am a member of the Stake High Council and my assignment is to work with the YSA's (young single adults ages 18 - 30). It is a very rewarding calling as I feel good donating my time and helping them to have good activities and a strong support system. The youth and young adults in this church are incredible people. I am also a home teacher and have a companion and we visit the same five families or individuals each month. We take a lesson or a spiritual message to them and are there for them if needed. I live my religion or my beliefs every day and not just on Sunday. I try to be a honest and compassionate man and do what is right in the world. Life is too short to be greedy with our time and our resources. My best old friend is a very wise man and he taught me that we need to walk the talk. Live our lives and accomplish good things. Do it quietly, humbly and show grattitude for all that we are blesssed with in life.