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Hi I'm Dale Chapman

I am a husband, father, enjoy sports and the outdoors, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I find it difficult to talk about myself, but am fortunate to be married to a wonderful woman who has blessed me with four beautiful children. They are the lights of my life. Although born in Louisiana while my dad served our country in the army, I am basically a life-long Arizonan. I grew up playing sports and spending a lot of time in the outdoors and I continue to enjoy both. One of my greatest thrills is to watch my children develop and share their talents - whether snowboarding or skiing on a mountaintop, swimming competitively, or sharing their musical talents with others. I work as a performance auditor, which allows me to engage in one of my favorite activities - writing. I find it much easier to communicate through the written word than the spoken word. In fact, one of my dreams is to write a novel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a lifelong member, but even though I was born into the Mormon faith, I still had to find out on my own whether or not the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I had the opportunity to serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as a missionary for the church in the Dominican Republic. It was there, while teaching the gospel to the Dominicans, that I gained a testimony - that I knew and understood the reality of Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ, that they love and know me, that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins, and that the restored gospel, in its fullness, is on the earth today. For me, being a mormon is not a casual or Sunday-only activity, but a way of life. It defines me. It helps and inspires me to be a better husband, father, and friend. It has helped to shape who I am and who I want to become. The sweet and simple message of the gospel - that families can be together forever - offers a hope and a promise that I hold dear. That is what I yearn for and that is my hope. It is my firm testimony that the gospel of Jesus Christ, restored in its fullness through the Prophet Joseph Smith, provides the roadmap to return to our Father in Heaven and live with our families and loved ones forever.

How I live my faith

Similar to other members of the Mormon faith, I have been able to serve in a variety of callings in the church. All have afforded me the opportunity to learn and grow and to serve others. Right now, I serve as an advisor and Scout leader to the 14-15 year old young men in our particular Ward. I love it. We have an awesome group of young men and it is a pleasure to work with and be associated with them. They are our future and I am continually amazed at what they accomplish and what they stand for, in spite of the numerous challenges they face. In addition to the callings I have served in, I am actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America and participate as a trainer for various trainings that the Boy Scouts provide for adult leaders. We are a church of service and as members and individually, we continually look for opportunities to serve - within our congregations, neighborhoods, and communities. My life has been enriched when I have accepted opportunities to serve. My Father in Heaven has richly blessed me and my family and I feel a responsibility to serve others, through my time, talents, labor, and resources. I know that it is the relationships that I am able to develop through service, by helping others, that will stay with me forever and will help to make me a better person.