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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Virginia, I'm an outdoors men, I love learning languages, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew in Northern Virginia and I'd say it has an ideal mix between urban, suburban, and rural communities. In my earliest years my dad took me and my sisters on walks in the woods. That love of nature has stayed with me and was nurtured in even further by Boy Scouts of America. Some of my beset memories are of camping with my friends. We'd play capture the flag at night, cook tin foil dinners, and build insanely large fires. I don't get to camp as much as I would like to, but we keep that spirit alive by paintballing. I am also really fond of the outside world. I have never left the continental United States, so I love to spend time learning about other cultures and languages. I have taken six years of Latin, a little bit of ancient Greek, and learn what can about many others. It really helps me to keep a much wider perspective on things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I was raised in it. I never really felt different from people in my early years, but when I reached my teenage years I really started to think about more. I have felt the spirit many times in my life so for the longest time I relied on those simple things. I believed what others had said about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, but I was afraid to know for myself. I have always heard about prayers being answered, but I dwelt on the negative. Thinking "What if my prayer wasn't answered?". It was not until I began to serve a full time mission in Arizona that decided to ask. My first full day as a missionary in the field, I knelt in alone in prayer and for the first time asking in faith if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Book of Mormon , and if Joseph Smith really was a prophet. I received a feeling in my heart and mind, one that I would describe as pure knowledge. It was such an answer that I cannot deny. I am a Mormon because I love the peace it brings into my life. I love the knowledge and love it has given for God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Since that prayer I have felt a mighty change within and it brings to joy to me. "Ye shall know them by their fruits." St. Matthew 7:16.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing that just, I practice what I believe! Faith leads to actions, and those actions reflect who we are and what we care about.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

David
No, were Christians, ergo we worship Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon is another Testament of Him as the Savior of the whole world. I would like to emphasize it says "another" not the better or superior Testament. We love the Bible and don't seek to replace it, were it not for the Bible, Joseph Smith may never have asked God his question. The Bible and Book of Mormon go hand in hand and any earnest seeker of truth can will feel that. Show more Show less