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Hi I'm David

I live with my wife and son in South Carolina. I'm an Environmental Engineer, a wanna-be musician, a fly-fisherman, and a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife and a loving/fun three-year old son. I am most happy when I'm with them. I teach environmental engineering and am passionate about finding ways to improve mankind's sustainability. I cycle to work (when I'm not too cold or too late!) and I enjoy working in the yard and around the house. I like to run in the woods and swim in our local lake. I'm hoping to go on another fly fishing trip with my dad and brother soon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church my whole life. I'm grateful for parents who took me to church. I had a time as a teenager when I wondered if our church could really be true, especially since I had many friends who went to other churches. I had a very distinct experience when I was wondering about these things and reading the history of Joseph Smith. I felt my questions were answered there; all people can love and follow God in their own ways and those are good things and they are good people. But God has specific things He wants us to know and do, so He has set up His Church and provided the authority to act in His name through his priesthood and prophets. As I've read the Book of Mormon several times through my life, it has become a source of strength and guidance and truth. As I've read the Bible, I see how all of the scriptures fit together. I am still searching and trying to find true principles, and I love the feeling of being enlightened with something new as I try to learn. Serving as missionary when I was 19-21, I saw the gospel change lives, and I still see that happening as I serve in the church today. These things bring fulfillment and higher meaning to my life.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a leader in our priesthood group. One of our main efforts is to organize our home teaching, where we make assignments for members to visit one another. I love visiting others in their homes, getting to know them, and gaining strength from their strength. And when our members need help (whether with a move, a yard work project, a ride to the store, or whatever) it is great to know that we are here for each other.