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Hi I'm David Pitcher

I'm a husband, father, mental health counselor, adoption worker and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I think that I am a pretty normal guy. I grew up in a small town, married a gal that is beautiful on the inside and outside and have five incredible children. Many of my life decisions have been related in some way to the two years that I spent as a Mormon missionary in India and Kathmandu Nepal. I taught the people about Jesus Christ and learned more about living and loving as He did. Following my mission I studied social work eventually leading to my present job as a mental health counselor and adoption worker. I enjoy planning romantic dates with my wife, creating new wresting moves to try on my kids (ask me about knotty blankets, burritos and boppies), trying out new international recipes, spending time camping with my family or the boy scouts and running, biking or swimming. I am passionate about change, relationships and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I am a Mormon because I read the Book of Mormon and felt the Holy Spirit confirm that this book is of God. As I live the gospel of Jesus Christ and learn about God's plan this same Spirit guides my steps and gives me assurance along the way. As I served a mission for the LDS church, as I obtained college degrees, as I married my best friend in the temple, as I participate in the miracle of fatherhood, as I teach and serve in my local congregation, as I work as a counselor to strengthen relationships and well being, as I help create families through adoption and as I serve in the community, the warmth and light of the Holy Spirit becomes stronger. A friend once gave me a very cherished compliment in describing me as a "seeker of truth" . I want to come to know God and make the changes that will bring me, my loved ones and this world greater happiness.

How I live my faith

My faith is less about what I do and more about who I am. I love working with youth and see the next generation as the light and inspiration that will lead us into the future. I live my faith as I interact with them and help to provide them with a tool or two. I am blessed beyond measure with a wife who was willing to marry me and children who call me "Dad'. I live my faith by being worthy of their loving trust and trying to teach others through my vocation how to have the relationship that I aspire to. I am overcome each day with the wonders of God's creations all around us and the sacred stewardship his has given us to care for others and the world in which we live. I live my faith by leaving others and my surrounding better for having come in contact with me. I am grateful for the ability to learn, grow, repent and change. I live my faith by moving forward and upward a better fit for the plan God has in place for me.