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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m David. I was raised in Northern Idaho and now live in Arizona. I have two children. I’m an accountant and enjoy participating in 5k and 10K road races. I tried a half marathon once and a triathlon twice. I plan on doing both again. I enjoy reading, especially biographies. I like to cook occasionally, but seldom the same thing twice and always with a recipe and my wife close by.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon, but there comes a time when each person has to decide for them self what they believe. I am a Mormon because it appeals to both my head and my heart: To my head because it answers questions I had such as: What about those people who were born in a place and time when they could not know of Jesus Christ? Or, why am I here and what is the purpose of my life? It appeals to my heart because of the experiences I have had as I have prayed for help and guidance and have felt the Lord’s help in all facets of my life, including my church assignments.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to learn of Jesus Christ by prayer and reading in the scriptures every day (some days do get away from me), trying to think about how Jesus Christ sees the people I associate with, and how He would like me to treat them. That is something I can work on for a lifetime.

Are Mormons Christians?

The answer is yes because no teaching of Mormon doctrine is more important than the atonement of Jesus Christ. If the doctrines of the Mormon church were a wheel, the atonement of Jesus Christ would be the hub to which every other doctrine connects. A person baptized as a Mormon believes that being baptized means committing to Jesus Christ that they will stand as a witness of Him at all times and in all things and in all places. Each week in a Mormon worship service, Mormons take the sacrament (communion) in remembrance of Jesus Christ. They promise to always remember Him and keep His commandments. (Because all fall short of this, we must renew this promise each week.) Mormons believe in the Divinity of Jesus Christ. He is the creator of the earth. He appeared to Moses in the burning bush. He was born to the virgin Mary. Because of His love for all, he paid the penalty for the sins of all. We owe Him everything. He died but His body did not remain in the tomb. He was resurrected (meaning His spirit and body were reunited) and appeared to many. He lives today. Because He overcame death, so can all mankind. He was taken to heaven and, was seen by Stephen on the right hand of God. He will return to the world again in glory. He is my Savior, my Lord, and my Judge. As the scriptures teach, His is the only name under heaven whereby man can be saved. Because the Mormon church teaches and believes these things, I, as a Mormon, define myself and my church as Christian. Show more Show less