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Hi I'm Dave

I grew up in a farming community. Now I'm going to graduate school and studying engineering. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The last thing I wanted to do when I first started college was engineering. Now I'm doing taking engineering in graduate school (long story). I love playing basketball for fun. I also really enjoy volleyball when I get the chance to play. I'm proud of my achievement of teaching my younger sister how to play ping-pong and Mario Kart so when she was dating her now-husband, she could beat his friends at both!

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon, but strongly questioned my beliefs because I didn't want to accept them just because I was born in Mormonism. However after many prayers, much thought and questioning, and exercising faith and trust in God, I am now 100% sure that Jesus Christ is real, and that the Church of Jesus Christ is the one church that he has authorized to administer the ordinances of the Gospel (such as baptism). If I could recommend any one thing if you're trying to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it would be read the Book of Mormon and ask God if it is a true book (if the events in it really occurred and if it is God's words written for us, just like the Bible). That may sound scary, but it's not a scary book. Since it is God's word it is very powerful and inspirational, just like the Bible.

How I live my faith

I served a church mission to the northeastern United States. Great experience, great people. I am now very busy doing grad school and serving as a leader in our congregation. But I know that God doesn't give us more than we can handle. And if we do our best, even if everything doesn't happen the way we want to, God has a reason for allowing things to happen the way they do. I believe that everything, even so-called unfortunate circumstances, end up being "good experiences for us in the end" if we try to follow God. He doesn't ever take time-off, and he is always watching out for us. And if we try to draw closer to God, he will draw closer to us until we feel very close to him and know him much better.