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Hi I'm Dave Woolley

I am a convert member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

My natural father was Jewish and as a result, my mother and I attended the Jewish faith for awhile. Mother then remarried a person who was Catholic and I spent several years growing up in that faith. My mother remarried again to a person who was Unitarian and I spent several years attending that church. Later in my early teens I was sent to a foster home where I spent a few years with a family who belonged to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The church is now called the Church of Christ) where I was baptized. My father was a minister in the church and I enjoyed the fellowship from the members; however, that only lasted for a couple of years. Since my natural mother remarried again, both decided to return and take me from my foster parents. They were both concert pianist and we traveled throughout the United States. When I was approximately seventeen years old my parents decided to perform concerts in Europe. They felt that it would be in their best interest to have me live with another family until they returned from Europe. The family was called the Woolley’s and I became very fond of them. They are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were very strong in the faith and I loved going to church and participating in activities. The missionaries taught me the gospel and I was known as the “Golden Contact”.

Why I am a Mormon

It wasn’t long before I wanted to go on a mission and serve the Lord. I wanted to save up enough money to support myself on the mission; therefore I decided to join the Navy. I went to the recruiter and told him that I only wanted to serve for two years. The recruiter said, “Son, you must either enlist for 4 or 6 years. I told him again that I only wanted to enlist for two years. “But I’m going on a mission for my church and want to enlist for only two years”, I said. “Read my lips – only 4 or 6 years!” he told me. I agreed to serve for four years. After boot camp I was given my ID card which read “Two years”. I couldn’t believe my eyes! The Lord works in mysterious ways. After my enlistment was over, I was called to serve in the Italy North mission. I grew to love the people and my testimony grew. You see, although I never baptized a single person, my testimony grew so strong that I now knew the gospel was true. I bear my solemn testimony that I know that God lives! I witness that Christ came among the children of men, to take upon him the transgressions of His people, and that he atoned for my sins. I know that Joseph Smith is the prophet of God who was called to restore the gospel; that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Savior’s true Church on the earth, and that the Church is led by a living prophet today. I also know The Book of Mormon gives me divine direction on how to live. I know that all of these things are true through the witness of the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I used to serve as a leader responsible for the welfare of over 100 families whose parents are over 40 years old. I assigned members in my group (who were paired up in two's) to "home teach" or pay a visit to each famlily. These brethern are responsible to see that the family has enough food and clothing, say their family prayers and read the scriptures. The brethern will also provide a short message from a living prophet. I attend church at least once a week where I am privileged to partake of the sacrament. The Savior wants us to remember His great atoning sacrifica and wants me to keep His commandments so I may always have His spirit to be with me. I also attend church to receive spiriual blessings by learning more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I regularly attend the temple which gives me better understanding of the creation and the purpose of life. I also make covenants regarding my relationship with the Savior. I was sealed to my wife and children not only for time but also for all eternity in the temple. I know that if we keep our covenants with the Lord, my family will be united eternally. I am also involved with scouting and provide numerous service to the community. I also enjoy helping other people outside of those members of my faith who need assistance. Jesus said, "I am among you as he that serveth" (Luke 22:27). There are many ways to serve. I help others economically, socially, physically, and spiritually. Throughout our lives all of us depend on others for help.