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Hi I'm David

I'm in medical school, training to be a doctor because serving people gives meaning to my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was a sophomore in college I read a book by Paul Farmer, a well-known medical doctor and humanitarian from Harvard. He told his story of establishing and running a hospital in Haiti that benefited thousands of people in need. His unselfish service touched me and helped me see what one good person can do in the world when they are willing to work hard and make sacrifices for the good of others. I set out to become a doctor myself and along the way have done medical work in Nicaragua, Bolivia, and with minorities in my own local community. I am currently a medical student and love the skills and knowledge I am gaining, knowing that I can one day use it to help many others who have not been so fortunate as I have been in life. Giving back is so important to me. My wife is a school teacher, and loves the opportunity that she has to give back to her community as well. We do not have children yet, but hope to some day. We love to spend time together as well as getting to know people in all the new places we have lived.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the happiness it brings into my life. We can do so many things with the life that we have: chase money and fame, buy all the toys to entertain ourselves, and do everything that today seems like fun. I've watched people chase these things, and never find true contentment in their lives. As I dedicate myself to God and his guidelines for living I feel peace, happiness and balance in my life. Being a Mormon, instruction from God is always at my fingertips through the teachings of God's messengers who are the leaders of our church. I love having that constant guidance as to what I should do with my life, knowing that God, who created this world, knows how to live best!

How I live my faith

My faith is an integral part of my life: - I start each morning reading the word of God in the Bible and other scripture we have such as the Book of Mormon. I know that I will spend the rest of the day studying histology, anatomy, and microbiology and the word of God puts all of that other learning in perspective. I love to ask why God created the human body the way he did. - Each Sunday I take a break from studying, attend church, and spend the day with my wife. Spending time at church with others reminds me that many others face the same challenges I do, and I feel strengthened afterward. Taking a day for God has always blessed my life. - I owe all my happiness in marriage to the teachings in the LDS church. When we both individually live faithful to Jesus Christ's teachings we collectively benefit: there is trust, unity, harmony, and peace in our house. We strengthen each other and our lives are so enriched.