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Hi I'm Dave Jeffs

I'm 22, I'm a neuroscience major, I like to ski, play basketball and carve wood. I'm 6' 10" and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I used to be a big fan of procrastination, and sometimes I think I still am. I'll make that decision later. I never was a finisher growing up. I had all of these amazing projects that I would start, like building a new set of speakers, making a large new wood carving, or playing on the highschool football team. I always had this vision of what I could accomplish but I never really had the determination to work until the end or until the project was completed. Currently I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon). I couldn't have done anything better for myself. My parents taught me how to work hard. They had me do chores and yardwork and other tasks, but serving the lord has taught me how to work to the finish. To press on no matter how hard it got or how tired I am or however monotonous the work seems at the time. I will be attending BYU as a neuroscience major. The human brain fascinates me. After all we are God's greatest creations, and I can't think of anything that we know less about ourselves than our minds.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have felt the fruits of this gospel, the pure Gospel of our savior Jesus Christ. As I have strengthened my faith in the principals of this church, I have felt joy in my life. I have read and studied the Book of Mormon thoroughly, I have prayed with sincerity to know if the book is true, and as I have continued to do so, I have felt peace. As I knelt down to pray, and pondered the things I have read in the Book of Mormon, I felt God's love pouring down on me. I wish I could give that feeling to everyone because it is very powerful. I do know where you can turn to feel the spirit and receive his confirmations of truth. I grew up in this religion, in fact I have many ancesters that were among the first members of the church. This background is not the source of my testimony though. I have had many problems to deal with, many challenges to overcome, and I have had to question the things my parents have taught me about mormonism. I took it to the lord. I studied much out out of the bible, and I had to really want to know the truth and have that strong desire as I asked my loving heavenly father whether the things I had been taught about religion, such as the Book of Mormon, were true. I received my answer "line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little" until my testimony and my faith are things I can no longer deny.

How I live my faith

Right now I have decided to serve a two year mission for the church, and have been called to serve in the great state of Indiana. I absolutely love this mission. There is nothing like serving the lord full time. We wake up at 6:30 every morning without fail, excercise a bit and eat breakfast, and then get to work. We start by studying the scriptures and discussing how we can help the people we are working with for 2 hours. We hit the streets at 10 am sharp and start teaching people lessons about our savior, talking to them at the doorstep or on the sidewalk, as well as providing physical service (for example at a food bank) until 9 at night. This has caused me to really think about someone other than myself. When I am done with this mission I will go to my home in Utah and attend college, striving to seek opportunities to serve there as well.