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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Rhode Island. I am a huge Utah Jazz fan. I am missonary in Sydney Australia, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

Well lets see... I was born in Utah but didn't live there long. My family moved 4 times until i was 6 years old and then we setteled down in the great state of Rhode Island, where i have spent the rest of my life. Rhode Island is my home and always will be, but in reality home is where the family is. I am the youngest of 3 kids in my family. Yes i'm the baby and yes i was spoiled more than the rest of my siblings. But that is what being the youngest is all about. I love my family dearly and i am blessed to have them in my life. Actually right now i am on a mission in Sydeny, Australia and i miss my family a lot. But i know what i am doing is the right thing for these next two years. I love the Utah Jazz, and don't ask me why but i just do! I like to watch movies and play video games. I played American Football and tennis in high school and i love to laugh and have a good time. I love the New England Fall weather and i love to go swimming in the pool. I enjoy watching good TV shows as well. I will be going to University (at BYU) after my mission and i will be studing Economics. Right now the most important thing to me is my mission. I have almost a year so far on my mission and i am loving the land down under. It has made me a better person and i have had the opportunity to see others change right before my eyes. It is a wonderful experience and i wouldn't change it for anything.

Why I am a Mormon

Well i was brought up in the church. But that doesn't mean I automatically receieved a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was brought up by good parents that shared the gospel with me since i was young. So i grew up knowing about Jesus Christ and his church on the earth. I really had no doubt of what they said was false at all, because i felt it was true and saw the "fruits" of the Church as i grew older. It doesn't mean my testimony wasn't challenged at all, because it was. I grew up in a school that i was the only mormon in it. It was hard at times watching my friends go seperate directions than me during my teenage years. But because my parents and family were good examples to me, meaning that they taught me the gospel and also lived the gospel, i was able to remain strong in the chruch. They were also good examples to me because my Dad, Brother and Sister served missions as well. But there came a time in my life where i couldn't rely on the testimony of my family anymore. I remember my mom telling me if i had read the book of mormon to see for myself if it was true. And i told her i had not. Thinking that i didn't really need to find out because i already knew it was right. But i knew it would be important for me to read the whole book of mormon before i left for my mission so i decided to read it all. So i made a goal to finish it within a month during summer break. I did so and i felt the spirt as i read. But during this time i was going through some hard times, and so i decided to kneel down and pray to know if the book of mormon was actually true. Because i already knew it was true physically, for a young farm boy could not have written such a book. But i needed to know if it was true from the spirit itself. And so i prayed with real intent and then listened and i felt nothing. And so i read in Helaman 5:12 and that was when i felt the spirit witness to me that it was true. It is hard to describe it but i can't deny that i felt it. I know its true!!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving a two year misson in Sydney, Australia. It's difficult but yet all worth it. I love it and i would trade nothing for it. The mission is the best experience a young man could go through and would be robbing himself and others if he doesn't follow the prophet and serve a mission. I am glad i made the choice. And i will never regret it. I love Sydeny and the people here will always be close to my heart even those that cursed me and slammed the door in my face, i love them all and they make me laugh sometimes. And i loved watching those exept the gospel in their life and change for the better and come unto christ and follow him through his church and his prophet. I love the gospel and i love my savior Jesus Chrst and all he has done for us.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

David
We proselyte because if we sit on the couch doing nothing, no work is going to get accomplished. We need to go out there and find the lost "sheep" out there. A shepard isn't going to wait for his sheep to come to him, he goes out to find them! That is why we go out knocking on doors and talking to people on the street. It's not because we are trying to annoy people we are trying to bring joy and happiness through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

David
Missionaries from the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints would talk about how you can recieve more joy and happiness in your life throught the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and his Atonement. We teach how the exact same chruch that Jesus established while he was on earth is back today with a living prophet like moses and apostles like Peter and Paul. With the exact authority that Christ and His apostles had. And missionaries will also teach why we are here? Where did we come from? And Where are we going? Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

David
Ummmm... Eveything out there shows to me that there is a god. Just look at our human bodies. When i get cut my body heals itself! How amazing is that! No way was my body an accident. Everything shows how there is a supreme creator. Also i have recieved an answer to my prayer so i know God is out there and that he watches over me and that he loves me because i have felt his presence in my life. Show more Show less