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Hi I'm David

I grew up on a farm in Colorado. I went to a one room school house through the first 6 grades. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a veterinarian for mainly horses and cows for forty years. I have just worked out of my home and drive a pickup with all of my equipment to the client's home or stable. I have been married for 40 years and my wife and I have 4 children and 15 grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy working in the yard taking care of our home and our acre lot. We have lots of trees, flowers, a garden and a large lawn. Our children live close by, so we see them often. My wife and I have just been called as full time senior couple missionaries and will be working in the Ghana Kumasi mission starting in September 2013. We are excited to be able to serve the Lord and the people of Ghana on a full time basis.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and grandparents have been life-long members of the Church, so I have grown up in the Church. The Church is the central part of my life. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and know that Joseph Smith translated it by the power of God. It has helped me to live a better life and benefit from the counsel of many prophets that lived many years ago. We have prophets and apostles to guide us in these latter days. My wife and I work in one of our Church's Temples one morning a week. It is a special beautiful place that helps us to draw closer to our Savior, Jesus Christ, and to our Heavenly Father. We help people there to make certain covenants and promises in their own lives to God and also for them to do Temple work for their ancestors.

How I live my faith

I currently am called to serve on the Stake High Council, which assists the Stake Presidency in running the Stake. Our Stake consists of 8 wards or congregations. My wife and I also serve as ordained Temple Workers. We work in the Temple one morning a week helping members do Temple work. I have attended the Church my whole life, so I have had many other jobs or positions in our ward. I have tried to follow the many teachings and examples of our leaders, such as personal and family daily prayers, reading the scriptures daily, and accepting assignments. Our four children have followed these same teachings and are raising their children in the Church. This has brought us much happiness and joy in our lives.