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Hi I'm Dave

I am a Husband, Father, and a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Fabulous Las Vegas! Being a "Saint" in "Sin City" is actually easier than one might think. There is a great support network of church members who help one another keep the high standards of the church. My friends outside the church also supported my desire to be a good person. All of us are imperfect. The gospel of Jesus Christ allows us to be put back together when we feel broken. The Savior will take our broken pieces and shape us into a beautiful mosaic that is our life. Repentance is not just about admitting that we have done something wrong its about admitting that we can do something right the next time around if we just dig deep and try again.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has a rich history in the church. I have had ancestors that crossed the plains with the early Mormon Pioneers and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was raised by loving parents who taught me by example what it means to be a Mormon. I know that Heavenly Father loves all of his children. I also know that it is our responsibility as children of god to keep his commandments and seek to bless the lives of those placed in our path. Life has never been easy. I do not believe god intended life to be easy. I have been humbled and learned the most when I have overcome difficult situations in life. The Mormon faith has taught me to view trials as a blessing and an opportunity to live my faith.

How I live my faith

While serving a mission on the beautiful island of Jamaica, I endured extreme hardship and continued in faith because of the miracles I witnessed in my own life and the lives of those I taught. In one of the most memorable weeks of my time in Jamaica, I was robbed at gun point, watched as a home burst into flames, and witnessed the aftermath of a drive by shooting. A few weeks later in a new area my companion and I fled town after a hitman was hired to take our lives. We had to sneak through town narrowly escaping with our lives, never returning to that area again. Through all of this I continued in faith and helped many people covenant with god through baptism. Since my mission I have used my faith to motivate me through the hardships of education, family life, and work life. I believe that being an influence for good in the world is an expression of my faith in Jesus Christ. I am currently sharing my faith through my blog at http://www.noordinarymission.blogspot.com The blog is a full account of my experiences in Jamaica and how I overcame trials because I chose faith over fear.