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Hi I'm David Wright

I am a business owner. I volunteer at our local high schools teaching economics. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a husband and father. I have been a coach with some of my children's sports teams including basketball and football. I am a partner in a transportation brokerage business. I love to fish for salmon and steelhead here in Oregon. I volunteer with Junior Achievement to teach economics to high school seniors and I also teach career and job preparation to high school students. I have worked with Saint Vincent DePaul of the Catholic church to provide meals for the needy here in Southern Oregon.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young man I grew up in a traditional Mormon home with great parents. In my teenage years I began to have yearnings to know if what I was being taught in church and by my parents was true. This led me to study more intently and personally God's word in scripture and to be more reflective in personal prayer. Through this process of study and prayer I began to receive answers to my own searching and prayers by the power of the Holy Ghost. I came to have my own personal experiences with God independent of my parents or church leaders. I was blessed to know through small and simple things and line upon line and precept upon precept that Jospeh Smith was in fact a true prophet of God. I came to know for myself that the Book of Mormon is scripture and one of the most effective witnesses of the divine nature and status of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world. I am truly amazed at how effectively the restoration of the gospel in our time reveals the plan of God for his children and the key place Jesus Christ has in that plan. The light shed on the focal point of the gospel of Jesus Christ- the atonement of Jesus Christ- through the restoration of of the gospel in our time is indeed infinite. My family is my most important mortal relationship. The reality that God provides a way in his plan to continue to enjoy those relationships into the next life, that they do not end with death, is one of the great truths that Christ has revealed to his modern prophets.

How I live my faith

Mormon's are taught that a basic, fundamental part of our faith and the gospel of Jesus Christ is to look to the needs of those who are for one reason or another less fortunate. We realize there are many like minded people of good will and faith that we can join together with to alleviate some suffering in the world. Working with others to relieve the needs of the less fortunate is something I find very satisfying. As local congregations we have worked together with St Vincent DePaul of the Catholic church to feed the needy a lunch on every Saturday of the year. It may be just a small thing but this has blessed everyone involved including our youth who work there with us. Our church members love this service. I also believe strongly in education as do most latter-day saints. Because I feel this way and because education is part of my faith, I volunteer with Junior Achievement to teach high school students economics and career preparation. I love the involvement with young people because I know that they are our future.