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Hi I'm Dave

I was born and raised in Oregon and now work in Pullman, WA in the home health/hospice industry...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I were married (2nd marriage for me) in 1988. Between us we have 7 children (hers, mine and ours). One of our sons died in 2008. We have 16 grandchildren. I was born into the Mormon church and have followed its teachings most of my life. I served a mission in Buenos Aires Argentina from 1968-1970. I have served in many positions in the church and have been blessed to be of service to many individuals. I have done many things professionally in my life. I worked in a bookstore in high school and the first year of college, became a branch manager for a finance company, worked as a manager in a medical clinic, worked with computers before the PC, written computer programs, and am now an Area Director for a home health and hospice company.

Why I am a Mormon

While I grew up a Mormon, there came a point in my life where I had to decide if it was really the life I wanted to live. I wasn't living the commandments and distanced myself from activity in the church. I became engaged to a girl who wasn't a member of the church. As I pondered on my pending marriage, my relationship with God, and my church affiliation, I found myself on my knees pouring out my feelings to my Heavenly Father. It was during this time that I realized that the teachings of the church were true and I needed to be affiliated with it, regardless of the consequences. I spoke to my fiancee about my desire to go back to the LDS church. As a result, we broke off our engagement and I did return to the church. The reason I am a Mormon is because I know that it is the only true church of God here on the earth and to be baptized a member is requisite with God's plan for the exaltation of His children. I know what it is like to be without the church in my life and what a huge difference there is to have it in my life. I know I am a better person because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have tried to serve faithfully in the church. I have served in bishoprics, high counsels, with the youth, taught Sunday School, and been a missionary. I am currently a home teacher in my ward. That means that I have the opportunity to visit and get to know several families in our ward and help them in any way they need it. I have met some very great people as a home teacher. My faith drives me to pray each morning and evening, personally and with my wife. We attend church regularly and also attend the temple as often as time permits. I read the scriptures every day and have learned to love them. When I miss a day I find something lacking in my day. Strengthening my faith and practicing my religion is part of who I am.