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Hi I'm David

I'm a son, a husband, and a father. I'm a speech-language pathologist. I'm an Eagle Scout. And yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father was in the military so as I grew up, I lived in eight different states including Utah, Oklahoma, Georgia, Colorado, Alaska, California, Virginia, and Arizona. I feel blessed to have experienced living in many parts of the United States. I went to four elementary schools, two junior high schools and two high schools. I was active in Boy Scouts and am an Eagle Scout. I served a mission for the Church to Quito, Ecuador. I met my wonderful wife at work as we attended school. We married two years later and now have four beautiful children. I work as a speech pathologist in a hospital helping people who have difficulty speaking and swallowing. My idea of recreation includes camping or hiking or just sitting around talking with my family at home.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, but through life experiences I have slowly grown to know the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have realized that happiness in this life is best achieved by following the commandments God has given us and by serving others.

How I live my faith

To live my faith, I strive to follow the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. As I apply the principles He taught to my life, I become a better husband, father, and citizen. I believe that the one of the best ways one can live the gospel of Jesus Christ is to effectively teach one's children to love and serve others. My wife and I attempt to teach our children by example and by creating activities that allow our children to experience loving and serving others. As a member of the Church, I am provided many opportunities to serve others. I have been a volunteer youth Sunday School teacher, a youth leader for young men ages 12-18, a Scout leader, and a full-time missionary. The Church also provides opportunities to serve others through a program called Home Teaching. Home Teaching allows me opportunities to be with, watch over, and strengthen other Church members. Home Teachers enter other members' homes at least once a month to share a short gospel message, to offer service, and to just befriend them and love them as the Savior would.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

David
Nope. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in good standing do not, nor have not, practiced polygamy since 1890, some 110 + years ago. Any member found practicing plural marriage within the Church is excommunicated. However, there are other sects that have similar names to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or perhaps similar beliefs who do practice plural marriage. Please do not confuse us with them. This confusion often does occur and is unfortunate. Show more Show less