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Hi I'm David

I retired from the US Navy. I work in computers and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work with computers, first as a hobby and now as a profession. I enjoy tinkering with cars and other mechanical devices. I am a husband and dad. I have three children, my oldest is married.

Why I am a Mormon

When i was in my teens, I was curious about religion. The denomination I grew up with did not have answers to my question. I found myself drifting farther away from organized Christianity. I fount the Eastern ideas to be significant and interesting. I was "feasting at the smorgasbord of religion." I was taking an idea here and there and creating my own belief system. I spent many hours in serious religious / spiritual discussion. I was in this frame of mind when "I met the Mormons." They taught me the basics, but while some ideas sounded good and I could readily agree with them, I found others that I could not. At one point the Missionaries challenged me to baptism. In truth, this angered me for I did not believe. As a result, I devised a plan to prove that these Mormons were just very nice but delude people. I was in the Navy and was leaving the training base in about 4 months. My plan was to 1- Quit drinking. 2- Quit smoking. 3- Pray. 4- Read scriptures. 5- Attend church. When nothing happened (as I knew it would not) when I left, I would be certain in my own mind that there was nothing to their claims. After a few months of working my plan, One night, I put down the scriptures I was reading and picked up a tract with the story of how God the Eternal Father and his Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in response to his earnest prayer. At that time I received a witness from the Holy Ghost that these events really happened. With this witness, I was baptized.

How I live my faith

I try to faithfully serve in every calling I have received. I make prayer and Scripture study part of my daily life. Two of the most memorable were teaching. The first was teaching the adult Sunday School class. I found it great to get a discussion going on foundational Gospel principles. The other was when I was teaching the 12 and 13 year old boys. I was constantly amazed at how much they had learned by this young age.