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Hi I'm David Mobley

I have lived in Washington most of my life—and I have been a Mormon all my life. I love art, music, and family activities...

About Me

I was 11 when my family moved to Issaquah, Washington in 1966—everything was so lush and green, and mountainous. I spent all my leisure time hiking and exploring the foothills and mountains that surrounded our home. At age 12, I became a boy scout and loved learning the skills of camping, hiking, survival technquies, etc. At age 14, I became an Eagle Scout and had earned the bronze, silver and gold Eagle Palms by the time I was 15. Continuing on in scouting, I'm now an Explorer Scout at age 17, and I was nominated by my scouting peers to the Order of Arrow, and attended the Order of Arrow 3-day ceremony (another story). I love the outdoors, a natural place for me to be. I love all the beauties on the earth, including all the animals, and I love to fish! I enjoy astronomy and everything about about our universe and have come to understand and know that a loving Heavenly Father created all things. On May of 1987, my soul mate and I were married in Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines (another story). We have 7 beautiful children and 2 grandchildren (soon-to-be 3). I am a devoted family man; there is nothing I enjoy more than being married to my sweetheart, having a family, and raising children and grandchildren! We've had our share of trials and hardships, but through the years our family has truly been blessed by the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are converts to the Church, and I was baptized in San Diego, California when I turned 8. This was something I wanted to do for myself. I wanted to show my Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ, just how much I loved and appreciated them—I could hardly wait to be baptized then. I was 4-years old when I bore my testimony for the first time in Primary. It was a moment I'll never forget. It was the first Sunday of the month, a time when we share our testimony's with one another. While I was listening to my friends bare their testimony's, I felt prompted to get up and to share mine. As I was walking up to the podium I could hear the Holy Ghost bear witness to me that God lives and could somehow feels His presence. It was the first time in my life that I knew who Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ were! Ever since that moment, I can remember sharing my testimony with many of my friends and family over these past many years. The theme and the ordinances of the Gospel remain the same throughout the world. During the times I have traveled to other places, even outside the United States, the lesson's taught in Priesthood and Sunday School were always the same lesson's as everywhere else. I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was truly restored on the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith—I have no doubt of this. The Spirit has surely bore witness to me of the truthfulness of it. I am grateful to be a part of it. As a Mormon, I believe in the spirit of revelation, of prophecy, the laying on of hands to heal the sick; as do other members, and I appreciate the privilege and the opportunity to partake of the sacrament on Sunday. My favorite book is the Book of Mormon, I've read it dozens of times! The events written within the Book of Mormon come alive in my minds eye. For me, it's like watching a movie in my mind, I can totally relate to the characters and how God had dealt with them in their time, as He did with the Jews in the Bible.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have served in two Bishopric's, three times in the Elder's Quorum Presidency, as Sunday School President. I have also served as a Sunday School Teacher, Young Men's President, and I have also taught and currently teach in the High Priest's group. As a Mormon, I enjoy teaching and sharing the Gospel with others, and the Lord knows this. I have served on four Stake Missions—each in a different area; and was eventually called to serve in the Seventy program. As far as I am concerned, my responsibility to teach and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a 24/7 opportunity. There is no greater call than to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with one exception—that being a father! Having and raising seven children is no small task, but the rewards and blessing have been exceptional. As a father, a husband, a neighbor, or even a friend; the best way for me to teach is by way of example! I follow the Savior's example, and hopefully my family will follow. Everything I do in my life is a reflection of what the Savior has taught me. Whether it be through scripture study, personal prayers, attending Church meetings, teaching a class, healing the sick, teaching, bearing my testimony to others, or simply lending a hand to help someone; it is what He has taught that all these things and more, are the right things to do.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

David Mobley
Moroni councels—if we ask God through sincere prayer, with real intent having faith in Christ, He will manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost. (Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:4-5). The following references will also shed some light: Jesus Christ organized the Church. Eph. 4:11-14. The true church must also: • Bear the name of Jesus Christ. Eph. 5:23 • Have a foundation of Apostles and Prophets. Eph. 2:19-20 • Have the same organization as Christ's Church. Eph. 4:11-14 • Claim divine authority. Heb. 5:4-10. • Have no paid ministry. Isa. 45:13, 1 Peter 5:2 • Baptize by immersion. Matt. 3:13-16 • Bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. Acts 8:14-17 • Practice divine healing. Mark 3:14-15 • Teach that God and Jesus Christ are separate and distinct individuals. John 17:11 and John 20:17 • Teach that God and Jesus Christ have bodies of flesh and bone. Luke 24:36-39 and Acts 1:9-11 • Claim revelation from God. Amos 3:7 • Be a missionary church. Matt. 28:19-20 • Be a restored church. Acts 3:19-20 • Practice baptism for the dead. 1 Cor. 15-16 and 29 • The officers must be called by God. Heb. 5:4, Exodus 28:1, Exodus 40:13-16 • By their fruits ye shall know them. Matt. 7:20 And why are these things important? Hebrews 13:8 There is nothing to lose and everything to gain in following Moroni's counsel. I have followed, and still follow, Moroni's counsel—and know these things are true. Of this I testify. in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Show more Show less