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Hi I'm David Bentley

I grew up in Tijeras, NM. I am happily married to the love of my life. I love making movies. I love the Savior. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a newly married college student majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Cinematic Arts. I work at a small company called Airhog Pneumatics operating in the mountains east of Albuquerque, NM specializing in high pressure air delivery systems for various applications. I love making movies and surfing the web. Exactly nine months after our marriage my wife and I were blessed with a son. People call us crazy for getting married so young and starting a family so soon (not to mention while both of us are still in college and working multiple jobs), but the Lord has blessed us in so many ways through our little bundle of joy. It's a constant struggle from day to day, but it's so much fun. We receive constant help from loving family and friends and it has brought us all closer together as our own young family as well as bring us closer to God.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family that has its roots in the very beginnings of the Mormon faith. I suppose that is the INITIAL reason behind why a became a Mormon. But the real reason why I am STILL a Mormon is because I have come to know for myself that it is true. That is sort of a strange and rather bold thing to say... that the Mormon church is "true," but it is something that you will hear many members of the church say. What we mean when we say that the church is true is that we believe it is the same church that Christ established when he was here on the earth. We believe that all the truth of His gospel and His doctrine were restored again to the earth in fullness... hence the phrase, "the church is true." I have come to know this as a fact through multiple witnesses throughout my life by the power of the Holy Spirit. I have, on multiple occasions, taken the time to step back and examine my religion and what it means to me. Every time I do so, I am overwhelmed with the strongest of reassurances that it is indeed true. I cannot explain my own conviction of its truthfulness because such an experience is personal and different for every person. I strongly encourage anyone with an open mind and heart to investigate the Mormon religion for themselves and ask God if it is true. You may end up coming to the same conclusion that I have.

How I live my faith

The church has helped me to become a better citizen, employer, husband, and father by allowing me to serve in various positions in the church. The church operates with a lay clergy, meaning that, from the organist to the bishop, no one is paid. Every member of the congregation is asked to serve for a period of time in different positions referred to as "callings." I have served in many callings in my life and have a lifetime of callings ahead of me. I have been in charge on the men's group in various levels of capacity. I served for a short time as a family history indexing representative, encouraging and educating people about the church's genealogical resources. I have served as both a Cub Scout Den Leader and a Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster in the Church's fully integrated Scouting program. Back in my single days I served as a single adult representative and also as a co-chair on the Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA) for campus awareness at the University of New Mexico. Having faith in God means a lot more then just going to church on Sundays or even having a calling in the church. It is trusting in God completely and learning to become a better, more Christ-like person. Serving in church callings has helped me to become a better person. I have learned to be more patient, kind, responsible, hard working and have become more service oriented. I try to apply these in my everyday life and reach out to others who are struggling and may need some help or encouragement. I try in every way to let the person I am becoming on the inside reflect on the outside. I have a long way to go, but God is gracious and has helped me every step along the way.