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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Utah and lived in Oklahoma for 10 years. I now live in Vermont. I have 6 sisters and 1 brother.

About Me

I'm the oldest of 8 children and I love my family dearly. I'm currently a sophomore in high school and I love to learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born "under the covenant" or born into the church. I love being a member of this church because of the closeness that I feel to my heavenly father and the peace that he gives me when I need it. Many times I teased at school for my religion and it can be hard to deal with, but then I go to seminary the next morning or to church on Sunday and I'm reminded of God's love for me and everyone on earth.

How I live my faith

I love blessing and passing the sacrament to our congregation on Sundays. I currently participate in a youth group of another faith with some friends and try to instill some of my standards in the group as well as learn their views about God. I love to feel the spirit at these times and feel the Lord's strength support me when I'm prompted to share something about the gospel.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

If some person off the street were to say, "STOP... You're Under Arrest!" Would you stop? The answer is, Probably, but only because it was rather odd and unexpected. Yet when it comes down to it, they don't have the authority to arrest you. Now imagine somebody if somebody were to just go around baptizing people without any real reason. Simply saying to people, "hey I wanna baptize you, let's do this." It really wouldn't mean anything would it? Now if somebody with real power and authority were to arrest you, it would be a big deal. In that same way, by having the proper power and god given authority, baptism becomes a redeeming action. And that's a big deal. Show more Show less