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Hi I'm David

I'm a husband, a father, a business owner and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the younger of two children and grew up in Southern California, surfing, sailing, scuba diving and living the California lifestyle. I am now a husband to the most wonderful woman and a father to six of the greatest children you would ever want to have. I own my on computer consulting firm and my spare time is spent mostly in family activities.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow up a Mormon but in my middle teens I began to be curious about religion and spiritual things. I visited and talked with priests, pastors and ministers of many mainstream religions but did not completely find what I was looking for. I even delved into other less mainstream beliefs and philosophies but still did not find what I was seeking. But something our family began to do during this time of my searching, that later was the key to helping me find what I was searching for, was to pray in the morning before we went off to school and work. This journey of searching lasted about four years. I eventually came to the point of frustration thinking no such religion or church existed. Then just after Christmas one year, I got down on my knees on a secluded beach near the harbor where my parent's boat was moored and prayed to God asking for help and guidance. I then received an answer to that prayer with an impression in which the word Mormon came clearly to my mind. I had learned a little about Mormons in school and even knew a Mormon or two but the impression was so clear and so strong at that moment that I was compelled to act. About a week later I entered the United States Army and yet so strong was this answer to my prayer, that I had my dog tags stamped with my religion as Mormon. After a couple of weeks I was eventually directed to a serviceman's group where I met and was taught by missionaries from the church. I finally found what I was seeking. Every principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ that they taught me I knew was true. It is now many years later and I can say that nothing has brought greater happiness and joy in my life than my membership in the church and the blessings that have extended from that membership.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a day to day experience and the teachings of the church have helped me to follow the Savior's admonition to be like our Father in heaven. Part of living my faith is being of service to others. The church provides opportunities in so many ways to do this. Whether it is providing a helping hand to others, teaching lessons, keeping records, or being a leader, service helps me demonstrate and build my faith. I have been grateful for each opportunity to serve. Also part of living my faith is how I react to the experiences that happen throughout out my life. There have been some tough struggles along the way such as losing a job, having a major injury and having a child pass away. But though it all living the gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me strengthen my faith in my Savior and His atoning sacrifice. I know he took upon Himself our infirmities. My Father in heaven sustains me and I know he loves me infinitely.