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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work in business- HR to be more precise. I've studied a lot, so juggling work commitments, studies and religious observance has been an interesting but rewarding challenge in recent years. I'm a big football (soccer) fan, an avid supporter of my boyhood team. I've been married for almost 5 years now and we're looking forward to having children when they come.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents found the church before I was born, so I was fortunate enough to be taught Gospel principles from a young age. That didn't mean that I had an easy life as it was through having trials and trying to apply the principles I'd been taught that I learned that they were true. From the age of about 16 I've had difficult experiences which have shaken me and made me really want to find a foundation on which to build my life. I needed to know if the Church was true and if I actually had a Father in Heaven who loved me and cared about me. I wanted meaning and direction. Through approaching God in prayer and communicating with him my concerns, I progressively learned that He was there, that He loved me and that He would direct me when I really needed it. I also came to learn that the Scriptures were true, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is actually led by the Savior himself and that Joseph Smith was called to restore the Church and the Priesthood in these times for people like me. I'm really grateful for the direction that this offers me. It makes such a difference to know that this life is given us for a reason and if we live according to certain principles then we will be happy in this life and the life to come.

How I live my faith

My faith isn't just something that helps me on a Sunday. I pray and read the scriptures every day and as I do that I find that I have more hope in life and more desire to live according the disciplines that help me avoid mistakes that would make me unhappy. Those 20 minutes that I invest each morning in preparing myself spiritually for the day offer a bounteous return- the difference that it makes is quite remarkable. I've found that the service that I give through assignments in the Church has really helped me to grow. I've served in many different capacities; as a full-time volunteer missionary and as a Bishop (a leader of a congregation of up to 500, taking responsibility for the temporal and spiritual welfare of members of the congregation as well as the affairs of the Church in that area), but the most important and rewarding service has just been as a home teacher. This just involves visiting three or four assigned families each month to share a brief lesson and help them with any of their spiritual or temporal needs. I've helped people move house and helped them get their groceries when they were ill and just generally helped them to feel that there are people that care for them. As a home teacher I represent the Savior and serve people as He would serve them. Its so important for people to know that they are loved. As we serve people, both we and they feel the Savior's love for us.