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Hi I'm David

Hi, I’m David. I'm a husband, a father, a grandfather, an outdoor loving southerner, a born again Christian, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, my wife, my three children, and my (soon to be) ten grandchildren deeply. I love to work, hunt, fish, garden, help others, and watch my grandchildren grow. I am a retired facility manager and now spend a good part of my time growing blackberries and garden vegetables.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a good home where I was taught to pray and love Jesus Christ. I was taken to church on Sundays and when I was about ten or eleven years old I gave my life to Christ and was “saved”. That was a very real experience for me as I felt that God had accepted my profession of faith and that I had been “born again”. I am a Mormon because a young woman I knew in 1970 gave me a Book of Mormon and told me if I read it and prayed sincerely God would tell me it was true. I did so and after getting my answer two years later not only knew the Book of Mormon was truly the Word of God, but also knew that Joseph Smith who translated it was a modern day prophet and that God had spoken to me.

How I live my faith

When I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and given the gift of the Holy Ghost, my life was filled with a wonderful light. I began to realize and understand things about the Bible and God that I had never considered. I came to know that Heavenly Father loved me beyond my ability to comprehend and that he was the father of my spirit. I try, with my wife, to attend church each Sunday, pray morning and night, study the scriptures each day, and live the teachings of Jesus Christ so that the Holy Spirit can abide in my heart and influence me to have good thoughts and do good things. I’m not perfect so I have to repent on a daily basis. I believe that my love for God should be manifested in my service to him and my fellow man and have found that doing so brings me ever closer to Jesus Christ. I live for the day when kneeling before him; I will lovingly touch the prints of the nails in his hands and wet his feet with my tears. I know that he lives and is the promised Messiah!

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

David
When I first joined the church I had received an answer to my prayers about the truth of the Book of Mormon and knew that it was truly the word of God. Since Joseph Smith translated it, I felt he had to be a prophet to do that since he had very little education. But I could not understand how a man who lived in 1972, had short hair, no beard, and wore a business suit could be a prophet like Moses or Elijah. The first calling I had when I joined the church was to work with the young men of my ward as their Scoutmaster. One evening I attended a meeting where the President of the church was addressing the leaders who worked with the young men of the church. This was a broadcast of a meeting held in Salt Lake and we were listening to it in Atlanta. The President who we also accept as a prophet told us that the young men we were working with in our callings would prepare the earth for the second coming of the Savior. At that moment the Holy Spirit bore a powerful witness to me that I had just heard the words of a prophet. I felt it from the top of my head to the tip of my toes and have never doubted the divine calling of our prophet since. I have received this same witness many times since then as I have listed to the prophet at our General Conferences. Every member of the church is entitled to receive this same witness from the Holy Spirit and should seek it in humility and faith. Show more Show less