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Hi I'm David

I'm a Father, a Boy Scout and a Lawyer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to a wonderful woman for twenty-five years. I enjoy virtually every minute I spend with her, and the two of us enjoy travelling, reading and walking together. We love our children, and we are looking forward to becomming grandparents. When I'm not a husband and father, I practice employment law for a major law firm. My work takes me into the courtroom on a regular basis and I have appeared before both trial and appellate courts. In my spare time, I build furniture and volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America. The Scouting movement made a tremendous difference in my life as a young man, so I'm trying to give back. I also enjoy watching young men grow and gain confidence as they test their skills in the out of doors. But most of all, I am the father of four wonderfully talented and confident children. Watching them grow and mature brings me tremendous satisfaction. I love spending time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a fifth generatoin Mormon. My ancestors were baptized in Italy, Holland and Arkansas and were faithful members of the church. I have ancestors who crossed the plains with the early Saints, but it is the joy I find in living the gospel of Jesus Christ today that keeps me active in the church. I've lived long engouh to know that life has its rewards and disappoitments. There are things that are fun, and things that satisfy. Although I love fun, I've come to realize that the things that truly satisfy are all better because of my membership in the church. My family, for example, is strong precisely because we have followed the teachings and advice provided by the church. I'm in that phase of life where children move away and start lives of their own. All my children are all capable, intelligent and responsible human beings, and I attirbute that to a community of believers who, by word and by example, taught them that true happiness comes from being educated, responsible, moral, and hard working.

How I live my faith

My faith influences the decisions I make every day. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I try to be considerate and kind to everyone I meet. That can be difficult in my profession, but I go to work with the goal of being an effective advocate for my clients while at the same tine not offending Him who is my advocate in Heaven. His example shows me that with quiet confidence I can triumph and with a soft word I can gain the victory. I also live my life knowing that what I do at work each day is of little importance in the grand scheme of things. What really matters is how I treat my wife and what kind of relationship I have with my children. So I make sure I'm home for dinner, and I take the time to talk to my kids and be there for them. Some day I'll leave my office and the courtroom for good, but I will always be a husband and a father.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

David
I am currently supporting my second son on a mission to Ireland. I consider it an honor to contribute to the cost of his hission. My son saved for his mission, and had enough money to purchase his suits and ties and other things he would need to serve, but we pay the monthly cost of his mission, which is currently set at $400 per month. Show more Show less