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Hi I'm David

I help people patent their inventions. I love to climb, run, and listen to live music. I am a husband and a dad. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Creative and innovative people have always impressed and inspired me. It is my personal thrill to watch musicians, athletes, scientists, and others perform and display their arts and skills. I have the perfect job as a patent lawyer, because every day I get to talk to people who proudly show me their ideas and creations, whether they be scientific or artistic. Then, I help them patent what they made. That is fun, but it is still work, and play is more fun than work, right? I love to goof off with my family and friends. It is especially fun to watch my six kids play, grow, and be creative and learn their own skills and talents.

Why I am a Mormon

The most important reason I keep my faith is because of the Book of Mormon; I've read it, and I believe it. All of my ancestors for the last four to six generations were Mormon. But for me, there came a time when family tradition was not by itself a good enough reason for me to practice a religion with conviction, and to teach my own children to follow the same path. The Book of Mormon sets the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apart from other Christian faiths that believe the Bible is the only true word of God. The Book of Mormon is an amazing history of people who lived many centuries before the birth of Christ, and who traveled across the sea under God's direction until they arrived at the American continent. These people established large civilizations, and God called prophets to lead them. The Book of Mormon is the writings of these prophets, and their writings can not be found anywhere else. The Bible and the Book of Mormon are both amazing to me. I believe both books are given to us from God. Each is its own unique collection of writings of people God chose to testify of the truth. The gospel that is taught in the scriptures provides me, my wife, and our children the blessings of stabilizing faith and direction. I am amazed and so thankful that my life is such a happy one, but I recognize that the peace and happiness I enjoy is because of God, the blessings He gives me, and the teachings of His prophets. I am so thankful that the scriptures, including the Book of Mormon, include these teachings and give meaning to my daily life.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ taught us to love and serve each other, and my parents taught me to be ready and willing to help people who need help. I think we are here to help each other make it through the difficulties of life, and to enrich each other's lives. I mentioned before that I love to observe people's talents and skills. I am especially happy when people use their talents to serve others. God gave me and you and everyone unique characteristics, talents, and blessings that we can share to enhance our lives together.