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Hi I'm David Oliveros

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a dad with three, soon to be four, kids. I am an attorney. I enjoy sports (playing and watching), reading about politics, playing guitar, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon faith and was always active in attending my meetings. But I did not become converted until I was 19. Up to that point, I was not interested in religion. I attended church and participated more out of habit and a desire to please my parents. As I was graduating from high school and contemplating what I would do with my life, however, I began to think more about spiritual things and whether I would serve a mission for my church, something that many of the male church members do at age 19. One of my leaders took time to invite me for ice cream and talk about the duty and blessing of serving a mission. I appreciated his gesture and accepted his invitation to read the Book of Mormon and pray; I did so and felt inspired to go on a mission. I was called to serve in Paraguay and I entered the mission training center for a two month stay at the age of 19. Most of my time was spent learning teaching skills and basic Spanish. While there, I worked in the call center, a place where I would call people that ordered DVDs or a copy of the Book of Mormon and ask them about their experience with the particular medium. Most of my experiences were positive, but I remember one call were I talked to a person who challenged my faith and questioned a lot of my Mormon beliefs. I did not know how to answer his questions at the time and I began to feel very discouraged and wondered if I had made the right decision to serve a mission. For several days, I felt a cloud of dispair. Finally, in a moment of solitude, after reading from the Book of Mormon, I felt a strong desire to kneel down and pray to my Heavenly Father and ask Him if the path I had chosen was right. After asking the question, I felt a feeling of warmth and love enter in my heart to a degree I had never felt before. At that point, I knew that I had made the right decision to serve a mission, and my life has been blessed and my testimony strengthened since that day.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to serve at many different levels in the church. I have worked with the missionaries to help teach others in my community; I have taught the young men as well. Right now, my wife and I teach six and seven year olds in Sunday school.