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Hi I'm David

I a native of Spokane, Wa. I have a beautiful wife and daughter. I have a passion for ultra-marathon running and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have grown up being outside, and have tried to keep it that way as much as possible while staying civilized. The best choice I have made so far in my life was to marry who I did, when I did. I have a beautiful wife and together we are very proud adoptive parents to the best girl in the world. At first we struggled with the idea of "infertility" and it took us a long time to grasp the idea of forming a family in an alternative way but as cliche as it may sound, our biggest trail has become our biggest blessing. A passion of mine that I try not to let consume too much of my already limited time is Ultra Marathon Mountain running. The distances covered are basically from 50 Kilometers and beyond. I enjoy learning more about the marvels of the human body and what it is capable of while being in the midst of God's beautiful creations. What incredible gifts we have that allow us to better understand God, and the love that he has for us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I I have followed the deep feelings of my heart and this is where they have taken me. I believe those feelings to be promptings of the Holy Ghost. These experiences have solidified the knowledge I receive as I attend the general meetings of the church, read and study the Bible and Book of Mormon, and listen to the prophets and apostles. One bit of the knowledge I have learned is that of families having the potential to be together for eternity. Knowing that these girls I have in my life will be in my life forever brings me inexplicable joy and peace. Throughout life I have learned that God's mercy is very real. The sacrifice made through His Son Jesus Christ is the greatest gift I have ever received. Being a Mormon is much more to me than being a part of a social group, worldwide organization, or religion, it is the very fibers that I am made of.

How I live my faith

I try ( "try" being the key word) my best to live my faith every day. I pray for opportunities to lift burdens or to bring light into others lives and do my best to take advantage of those opportunities. As I am learning to better serve others, I search the scriptures to gather information that will be helpful as I do so. I also search the scriptures for selfish reasons such as: overcoming temptations and trails and seeking direction. Prayer is also a key tool that I use in striving to live my faith. Again, my faith is greater than a label or an expectation. It is present not only at church or as I study the scriptures or pray. It is ever present and I work to make it a building block of the foundation my life is built upon.