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Hi I'm Dave

I'm an educator and am bilingual. My wife and I have 4 boys. I'm a Boy Scout leader and like being outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love languages and am fluent in Spanish and English. I learned Spanish in Argentina but now I have a more Mexican accent. I work as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a school setting. I grew up next to a mountain in Utah and am the 2nd of 7 children. I like to explore Arizona and enjoy backpacking, hiking, and fishing. When I can't get to the mountains, I like to keep a garden and grow fruit/citrus trees. My family and I like to play baseball, watch college football, listen to music, and play games together. At night, I sit in the hallway and read books to our kids, just like my dad did before me.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always known that there is a God and that He is watching over us here on earth. I am grateful for His protection and providence during hard times in my life. He has taught me gospel truths both in my heart and in my mind. In my heart I want to be faithful to His commandments, but I also want to know the WHY of things in my mind. As I study the teachings of Christ in the Bible and the Book of Mormon they ring true to my heart and to my intellect. I first read these books as a teenager and experienced a feeling of joy that does not come from other books. I learned that that was the Holy Ghost, and I felt inspired to be a better person. Since then, many experiences have repeatedly confirmed that being a Latter-Day Saint is the way for me to live the happiest life possible.

How I live my faith

Currently I am a Boy Scout leader and meet weekly with about 7 boys. I really enjoy it, probably because I am just a kid at heart, too! As leaders, we teach the Scouts to challenge themselves and to learn skills and try things that they have never done. I hope to prepare them for the future so they can make productive contributions to society and to their families. At home I live my religion by attending church, reading scriptures and praying, both alone and with our family. I try to discipline with love and think of what Jesus would do if he were here. Raising children is difficult, but it is the most worthwhile thing that I will ever do. I work hard to honor and serve my wife.