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Hi I'm Dave

Of all the adventures I've had so far the best are: I am a Husband. I am a Dad. I am a Friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to the best woman in the world. I have 3 incredible boys. I am blessed with more good friends than should be allowed. I love music. I play the drums, guitar and piano. I love sports, skiing is my favorite. I went to college on a ski scholarship. I worked as a professional comedian. I owned a bungee jumping company. It took me16 years and 5 schools to finish a degree in Finance. I love to travel and meet new friends. Even though I love to ski, I prefer living in Arizona. In Arizona I don't have to scrape sunshine off my windows before going to work in the winter.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors on my mothers side were some of the earliest Mormons. My Great-Great Grandpa's blacksmith shop is on display in the Mormon Pioneer Memorial Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. My father converted from Southern Baptist to Mormonism. I take great pride in my Pioneer ancestry both my relatives who crossed the plains and my father who was the only Mormon in his family. My story is: at 16 I was searching for answers. I had serious doubts about all things spiritual. I was unsure of the Bible and it's teachings. I was questioning Mormon doctorines. And just because my father had believed in the Book of Mormon and what the Missionaries taught him or because I had strong roots in Mormonism, I was not spiritually convinced of anything. I decided I needed to find the answers to my doubts. As I searched, I accepted invitations from friends to attend other churches. I found great people in all of them and similar teachings. I started to see first-hand what Joseph Smith must have experienced. I made a goal to read the Bible and the Book of Mormon completely before making any decisions to stay active as a Mormon or to depart from the faith of my family. I read the Bible first then the Book of Mormon. I reached the last page without any overwhelming spiritual experience. As I knelt to pray that night I asked God to give me faith that He and His Son Jesus existed. And that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are His teachings. As I prayed I was flooded entirely with an inner peace and spritual warmth that has never been surpassed in 30 years. In my heart, soul and mind the Holy Ghost confirmed that these books of scripture are true and that God lives and loves me. I knew the Saviour Sweat Blood in Gesthemane, died on the cross and resurrected on the 3 day so I could have eternal life and repent for my sins. I knew that Joseph Smith was a modern day prophet and the Gospell was restored through him and this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I once found my greatest pleasure in skiing untracked powder or flying off jumps or cliffs and hoping to stick my landing. I have travelled to many of the beautiful and exotic places created for us to experience on this earth. I have bungee jumped in many of those locations other times I was there as a comedian/entertainer. All of these things I still enjoy when I have the opportunity to do them. But now my greatest pleasure is found sitting beside my wife while attending/watching a little league baseball game or a school play in which one of our awesome sons are participating. Everything in life is better if my family is there. I have worked with the youth in our church for most of my adult life. I am currently working with the 14 and 15 year old boys. It is the best job in the church. I get to make friends with them and they keep me young. I have had many opportunities to put together large activities for the wards I have lived in. I once had the opportunity to ride on a float in a summer parade as Santa in board shorts (the theme was Santa on Summer vacation) and my wife was Mrs. Clause. I sincerely find great satisfaction in service. I love the opportunities that church gives to serve others. I also feel that if I am there for the youth I work with when they need support then hopefully it will come around for my family that there will be somebody there for my boys when they need guidance.