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Hi I'm David.

I grew up in San Diego, California. I'm a physician, an avid cyclist, and a Mormon.

About Me

I am the married father of three children, including twins. My wife and I were married in the temple - because we believe that families can be together forever, and that marriage is for time and all eternity. My medical specialty is pathology - a field I enjoy, especially helping surgeons and oncologists optimize treatment for patients. Aside from spending time with family, I love mountain biking and backpacking, and feel close to God in the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but like all members, there came a time I needed to know for myself that the restored gospel of Jesus Christ was true. As a teenager, I read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover, and felt the Spirit testify to me that the things I read were true. This was confirmed to me time and again through prayer and continued scripture study. I also had the opportunity to serve a mission, and bring the gospel message to others, and felt the joy of spreading the good news that Jesus is our Savior, and that he has a plan for us in this life. My life has been blessed through living the gospel of Jesus Christ, and being true and faithful to the covenants I have made with Him.

How I live my faith

It's funny really. Monday through Friday I work with physicians in a highly technical and demanding field. On Sundays, I put on a white shirt and tie, and teach Sunday School to the 3 and 4 year old children in our congregation - quite a change from the work week. It is my privilege to share my knowledge and feelings for our Savior - Jesus Christ, as well as teach the children other principles of the gospel - faith, repentance, scripture study, prayer, virtue, patience, charity, humility, and many other weekly lessons. During the remainder of the week, I make an effort to have daily scripture study, family prayer, and personal prayer, which are all great ways to keep my faith strong from week to week.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

David.
Mormons believe that it is through grace that we are saved. No matter how many good works we do, no matter how faithfully we live in this life, if we do not accept Christ as our Savior, we cannot return to live with God in the hereafter. It is only through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, his suffering and death on the cross, that the penalty for our sins was paid. All He asks to receive His grace is to have a repentant heart, to accept Him into our lives, be baptized in His name, and follow Him in the way we live our lives. Show more Show less