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Hi I'm Davin

I'm a software engineer, father of 4 and a homeschooler. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a married father of 4, ages from 10 to 16, three girls and one boy. We live in the south metro-Denver area of Colorado and my wife and I homeschool all four children. We're active in our community through our homeschool support group and our Church. While there are LDS members of our homeschool group, most are not, and we are proud of being able to support and network with people from all over the Denver area, and with so many different backgrounds. I work in the information technology (computer) industry as a programmer/consultant. I like camping with my family, fishing with the kids and we are also beginning archery as a family. We also like to hang around and watch movies together too. Most of what we do for fun we do together. I also like biking and hiking.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because my wife and I met with the missionaries and really listened to the message that they shared, but it goes beyond that. No missionary would be able to talk anyone into having faith, faith is created when a seed is planted by the Holy Ghost and a person chooses to allow that seed to grow. In my case I liked what the missionaries were saying. I attended a Church meeting or two, and liked the people I met. I learned about the principles of salvation, convenants and atonement that the missionaries taught. None of that was enough however, I realized that I would need to pray and meditate over the question of whether this was the church God wanted me to join. There are many good churches and religions and they have many wonderful people in them, and I did and will always have the highest esteem for them. But what I needed to know was whether this was the one church for me personally. The idea of Joseph Smith, a "new prophet" and a "new" book of Scripture (the Book of Mormon) seemed a bit strange at first - you don't hear that every day. But as I thought about it, it made sense that the same kinds of prophetic revelations should not be impossible in our day simply because 2000 years have passed since Christ walked the Earth. At the end, I found a quiet time to read the Book of Mormon (3rd Nephi), ponder it, and pray to God about whether these things were true. I was filled with a quiet but joyful feeling of truth and confirmation. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In my ward (church congregation) I am active in attending services on Sunday. We have perhaps 300 people in our ward, which is small enough that I know just about everybody. I'm also able to help out when needed, sometimes it's helping someone move, sometimes it's doing yard work or another major project at someone's home, sometimes with delivering food or things of that nature. Its nice to know that we have people in the community who care about us and that we care for. I'm also a happy volunteer in our ward's Cub Scouts Pack. I organize and run the monthly Pack Meetings that our 8-10 year old boys and families participate in. Cub Scouting is a lot of fun, as my son grows older I'm looking forward to him being active in the Boy Scouts troop and all the activities he will be doing there. I expect to help out as a leader there as needed too when the time comes.