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Hi I'm David

I live in Washington State with my wife and a daughter who has Down Syndrome. I have a total of nine children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the only Mormon in my family. I have one sister. My parents have passed away. I grew up in Oregon and was taught by my Mother the importance of accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior. My father was in the military so we lived in many different places. I went to High school in Washington and attended the University of Idaho. After completing a six month tour in the Idaho National Guard I was offered a job as a chemist with the federal Fish and Wildlife Service. At this location I met a great couple who were Mormons. They invited me to their home to listen to the missionaries. I accepted their invitation and after a couple of months I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A few years later I attended Brigham Young University and received a MS degree in Zoology. Returning home I obtained employment with the Washington State Department of Health. At church I met a wonderful women who later became my wife. We were married in the Alberta Cardston Temple. Some of my hobbies are gardening, family history, stamp collecting and jigsaw puzzling.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because: • I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and our Savior. • I believe in a living prophet. • I believe families can be eternal • there is no paid ministry • there are many programs in the Church that spiritually strengthen and develop the members Being a member of this Church has given me a purpose in life, hope for the future and knowledge that I have a Heavenly Father that loves me and wants me to return to Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by fulfilling my responsibilities in my Church and in my community through service, such as helping others with their family history, cleaning up community parks, preparing lunches for the homeless, and participating in neighborhood food drives. I try to serve others as the Savior would, "...ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish."