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Hi I'm Dave

I grew up in New Jersey & I'm a Yankee fan. I work in Hi Tech & co-founded an NGO in Jordan. You guessed it: I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just completed my MBA and started a new job in Corporate Finance with Cisco. My wife and I adopted a brand new baby girl which changed everything. I speak English, Spanish and a bit of Arabic as well. I love music in just about all forms, but it must suit the mood I'm in. My mom was an Opera Singer, my dad plays the guitar and all of us used to sing as a quartet until she passed away. I'm a bit of an audiofile and most people don't know I can sing as well as conduct a choir at work. We all have our hidden talents. Mine is music.

Why I am a Mormon

I converted probably when I was around 10 or 11. I had already been baptized when I was 8, but I distinctly remember feeling the spirit for the first few times, when else? Listening to music. I even remember the song. For years afterwards, I used to use that song as a pick-me-up since I knew the Spirit was something that could be sought after and obtained if I worked at it. Later i began reading the scriptures and by the time I was 16, I was one of the few kids I knew that had read the entire Bible and Book of Mormon multiple times. There is a power to both books and a spiritual awareness led me to serve a full-time Mission to Colombia. There I learned how ignorant of God's children I really was and my world expanded by leaps and bounds. I'm a Mormon because the Holy Spirit of Promise, of Christ, and of God tells me this is where I should be. I ask regularly just to be sure since it is that guiding light, more than anything else tells us "all things which we should do"

How I live my faith

I once was in my High School Marching Band when the instructor called a rare Sunday practice. I told him that I could come, but only after church was over. He asked me when it was, I told him 10-1. His eyes bugged out, "Three Hours!!?" he asked unbelievingly. It was true. It has been true my entire life. But that's not all. I serve in that church. Since we have no professional clergy, I have been one who has been called many times to preach, teach, exhort, expound and everything in between. I have delivered food on a monthly basis to needy church families for years. I spent an entire weekend helping flooded neighbors clean basements and bringing water pumps around town. I pay 10% of my income to fulfill the promise of Malachi in the Old Testament that the Windows of heaven might pour out a blessing that we won't have room to receive it. And finally, I live my faith simply by telling people about who I am. As soon as I tell someone, that I'm a "Mormon", everything they think they know about the faith is suddenly placed on my shoulders including every good and bad thing they've ever seen me do. I've been 'defined' and making sure that how I live matches the right definition as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is important to me. It's not easy, but Jesus once promised it would be worth it. I hope to take him up on that offer.

Are Mormons Christians?

I'm a Mormon and I believe in Jesus Christ as my personal savior and the only name through which mankind can be saved in the Kingdom of Heaven. I believe He leads my church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, through revelation and is the founder, keystone and Head. I was baptized in His divine name and I take the Holy Sacrament each week in His name. I feel like each of these acts and beliefs among many others, makes me a Christian in every sense of the word; if someone else decides I'm not a Christian, then I'm sure they have their reasons, but frankly, it's not up to them. Show more Show less