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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a laid-back guy, I love to play sports, I write songs, and I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play sports. I can't stand to watch them on TV or in person. I'm not very talented in any of them, but I love to be in the action. I think ice skating is an awesome, relaxing way to spend an evening. I love music. I struggle to make it, but I love hearing a completed song or melody. I love writing lyrics that have lots of meaning. I want to spend my life doing something to help others in their spiritual development. I'm not sure the road I want to take, but I've seen the happiness it brings in my own life and in the lives of others as well.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I grew up in the church, I grew up in an area where the church was very much a minority. Most of my friends were not religious in any way. We learned a mutual respect for each others' lifestyles. It helped me to realize, though, that the teachings of the church were very helpful in living a life that would bring happiness. As a teenager, I moved away. In my new home, the church was everywhere. I loved the new people and the new surroundings. Quickly, I understood that being in the church is something that requires every day effort. The gospel of Christ is not a one-time acquirement. It is a life-long process of understanding. My testimony was small at this point, and I was unsure whether I had faith in the restored gospel. Over time of seeing the application of what I had been taught, how it helped shaped me into an individual that I wanted to be, and how I was so much happier when I lived the gospel, my testimony grew.

How I live my faith

Right now, I am serving a mission for the church, trying to help others understand the blessings they can receive through adding the message of the Restored Gospel to the faith that they already have. When I return home, I will seek to find ways that I can help others develop faith in Christ. I don't seek positions or recognition, but I know the Lord will find ways to use me for His purposes. I know that Christ lives. I know through my own study and experience that the Bible and the Book of Mormon testify of the Savior and contain true doctrine. I know that the Lord continues to call prophets to help point us to Christ in all things.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Live it! Just as you will feel the guiding influence of the Holy Ghost as you learn of the restored gospel, you will feel that what you are DOING is correct. Eventually, having the Spirit of the Lord with you will become commonplace, and looking back at the change you have made will help you understand the truth behind the gospel. Show more Show less