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Hi I'm David

I'm French and I am a Civil Engineer. I met my wife while serving a mission for my church andI'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family. I grew up in France and I met my wife six weeks before the end of my mission in France. We got married civilly in France and religiously in the Frankfort Germany temple almost 2 years after I first met her. My family is "my hobby" and I love spending my free time with them. I am also a civil engineer and I love to cook.

Why I am a Mormon

I first became a Mormon because of our befief in eternal families.  I grew up Catholic and did my first communion. The year before the missionaries came to our house I attended several weddings and I was struck by the phrase "until death do you part." I kept thinking that it didn't make sense; after all, if you love your family and your spouse, you should be able to be with them after this life. So the missionaries knocked on our door and my mother became Mormon, but she told me that I was free to choose what I wanted to do since I just finished my first communion in the Catholic church. 6 months after she became a Mormon, the missionaries told me that families can be together for ever. That idea felt right deep in my heart, so I decided to be baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and became officially a Mormon at almost 10 years old for the doctrine of eternal families. The summer before I went to college my grand-mother passed away and I was suddenly faced with doubts. Were eternal families real or was that doctrine just a nice story to help us go through the loss of loved ones? I decided to put he Lord to the test and to study the Book of Mormon for a few weeks while I started college away from home. I read the Book of Mormon for about 3 weeks and decided to fast and pray before asking God if the Book of Mormon was true. God answered my prayer and I knew at that time that the Book of Mormon is true. I immediately asked Him if Joseph Smith was a prophet and if I will be again with my grand mother. The Spirit also confirmed the truth of those two principles. So, with that confirmation, I decided to continue living my Faith to the best of my abilities so I will be reunited one day with my Grand Mother and, also with my mother, who has passed away since then.

How I live my faith

I served a mission in France where I shared my faith with others. I also taught Sunday school for the youth and adults and helped in diverse positions ("callings") when asked to serve. I am currently the Cubmaster for our church's Cub Scout Pack and have a lot of fun doing so. I also worked with the Austin CROP Hunger Walk for the past six years organizing that yearly walk to raise money to relieve hunger locally and wherever needed. I am on the Library board of my hometown and previously helped on the bond committee and the downtown planning community. I have also been involved politically with other churches and community groups to pass legilsation in our state and to fight a proposed racetrack in our community. I cherish the joy and hapiness that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings to my life and I encourage you to find out for yourself if that Gospel can bring you more happiness, too.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

David
I usually wear my "Sunday best" clothes to make Sunday stand out from the other days of the week. We celebrate Christmas, Easter and the other national Holidays. We have a few traditions for Christmas and Easter in our family. For exemple we do the advent wreath for Christmas where we sing hymns and share Christmas stories the 4 Sundays before Christmas after lighting up one of the 4 candles on the wreath. For easter we do a speacial Easter egg hunts with the steps leading to Jesus crucifiction and resurection. Show more Show less