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Hi I'm David

I am a native Hoosier. I am a husband. I am a father of three wonderful daughters. I am a cancer survivor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. I play the piano and sing. I enjoy writing and arranging music. I love being envolved with my daughters' activities. I coached their soccer teams for 8 years. I am a Senior Marketing Associate for a financial institution. I served a mission in France. I enjoy watching my daughters develop their talents and love assisting them when I can. I've been married to my wife for 23 years. I find happiness in spending time with my family and doing things with them.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was a convert and guided me that direction in my youth. When I was 16 years old, I found myself at a crossroads. I felt my world was crumbling around me and was lost on which direction to go. I committed myself to read the Book of Mormon each night before bed and to pray about the things that I read. It was during that time that I got to know my Heavenly Father. It was during that time that I grew to know Jesus Chrsit and to better understand the miracle of his atonment. It was at this time that I gained a testimony of The Book of Mormon and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2010, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. It was stage four and life threatening. Obviously, it was a very difficult time for my wife and I as well as our 3 teenage daughters. Instead of becoming bitter and blaming God, I was determined to live the things that I had grown to know to be true. I more deeply studied how Jesus Christ handled His trials in Gethsemane and Calvary. It gave me comfort to know that He understood my pain and suffering. I learned at a deeper level that pain and suffering are not a sign that God does not love us or has forsaken us. I also learned that there is a light at the end of each period of darkness. After a year of surgeries, chemo, and radiation, I am cancer free. While many view my recovery as a miracle, I am here to tell you that the true miracle for me during these most difficult times, was the miracle of knowing that regardless of whether I lived or died, that my family was an eternal family. I found great comfort in knowing that my wife would always be my wife through eternity. I would be the father to my beautiful daughters forever. It brought me great peace to know that through Jesus Christ my family could be together forever.

How I live my faith

I strive to be the best husband and father that I can. There is no more important place to live my faith than within the walls of my own home. I have served as a Bishop and in other church positions. I've had the opportunity to serve those of all ages. I have served as a teacher and administrator. I love to serve in the community and have done so by coaching youth soccer and baseball teams. I've also been involved in helping those stuggling financially and emotionally throughout various parts of Indiana. I live my faith at home, church, and work. I currently teach an adult gospel doctrine class on Sunday's.