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Hi I'm Dave

I was raised in Michigan. I am married with two little girls. I spend all my spare time outside. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Michigan native living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I moved here with my wife and daughter after graduating from college. We welcomed our second little girl shortly after we arrived. I am a construction manager working for an Energy Services Company that focuses on clean and efficient mechanical systems. If I am not at work or with my girls, I can usually be found outside biking, running, hiking, camping or playing soccer. I also volunteer with a local search and rescue unit and as a scoutmaster for a local boy scout troop.

Why I am a Mormon

To say that I am a Mormon because my parents were would be too simple an explanation and not all together true. No one can live on borrowed faith for their entire life. There is a point where you must decide for yourself what you believe. The first time I hit that point was at the end of high school when I could see a thousand different paths before me. There were many options that I could take and it was difficult to know which was the right one. Some of those options involved the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and some of them did not. Not only that, but it seemed that the more difficult paths were the ones that involved the Church. Doubts nagged at me and there were many choices that appeared to be satisfactory. I had always felt good about being a Mormon and felt that I had always believed it was true, but at this critical time I needed a sure answer. After spending time praying and studying the Word of God, I felt my faith strengthen and received a witness that the Church of Jesus Christ was the kingdom of God on the earth and, if I was to follow him, my path through life must be one that involved the church. This was just the first of many spiritual turning points in my life. As I have grown, my understanding of the world and the people around me has changed. I view many things differently than I did in high school (thank goodness), but as I continue to seek the Lord in prayer he continues to guide and bless my life. Faith is stronger at some times than it is at others. Sometimes it feels unshakable and at other times fear can creep in, but the Lord provides a constant witness of his divinity and existence for those who seek after home.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through service. The Savior was a great example of serving others at all times and as I work with those around me I feel closer to him. In the local congregation I work with the youth as a scoutmaster and religious leader. I also visit members of the congregation in their homes. In the community, I volunteer for a local Search and Rescue unit that is dedicated to the saving of lives. Not only does this provide a great service to those in distress, but expands the opportunities for those who wish to commune with God by being immersed in his beautiful creations.