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Hi I'm Dave

I'm happily married with three boys, a Purdue graduate, a Project Engineer, a member of the truth movement, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have three boys; Joseph-6, Arthur-4, and William-9 months. We are both Purdue Graduates and are currently living in southern Indiana while I help my employer complete construction on the Cannelton Hydroelectric Powerplant. I cannot call it a hobby anymore, because it has become a way of life for us; we place the highest importance on providing our family with everything that is real, as opposed to artificial. This includes our food, our savings, our educational pursuits, our outlook on history and current events, and especially our faith. We are far from perfect in any of these categories, but are continually striving to improve, and are invoking the help of the Lord in teaching our children truth and correct principles as related to each of these topics.

Why I am a Mormon

I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth through a living prophet who saw God the Father and his son, Jesus Christ. The priesthood line of authority continues as Christ's apostles Peter, James and John appeared to and laid hands on Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to restore this power to the earth. That line of authority continues and we have a living prophet on the earth today who God has entrusted to lead the affairs of His church until he returns again. The kingdom of God has been restored to the earth through Joseph Smith; the stone (the kingdom of God) has been cut from the mountain without hands and is about to strike the image (the kingdom of the devil; political kingdoms and financial kingdoms-money is the root of all evil) described by Daniel the prophet (Daniel 2:35). This stone, as prophesied by Daniel, will then become a great mountain and will fill the whole earth. While the church is not the stone, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the vehicle by which the stone has been cut from the mountain without hands and the stone will fill the whole earth after it destroys the image. Then Satan and his followers will be bound and all righteous people both living and dead will be free to prosper and worship according to the dictates of their own conscience as Christ reigns personally upon the earth. I love freedom! Freedom to choose is more central to the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints than any other religion or church of which I am aware. The message of freedom speaks to my heart as no other principle. The two purposes of this life are to gain a body and have the agency to direct our own lives. Without both, the other is of little use in Father's plan. As president Ezra Taft Benson stated, "you cannot fully live the gospel without working to save freedom and the Constitution." The spirit witnesses that the doctrine is true. This is my testimony and this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Elder Jeffery R. Holland stated in the April 2012 general conference of the church that "the hour is very late" when speaking about the parable of the hireling. Hardly a day passes these days when some revelation of the prophets is not fulfilled. The prophets have been counseling us for 150 years to stay out of debt. Because the world (and the saints) have not heeded these warnings, the world is now on the brink of chaos. In the past two decades the Lord through his prophets has allowed the incurrence of student loan debt. Was this because incurring debt is now acceptable by the Lord or because the saints were unable to live by the higher law. Unbeknown to me until recently, thirty years ago President Spencer W. Kimball stated that if a man was unable to pay for school he should quit for a semester and save up for the next. I believe this scenario to be akin to that of the divorcement issue among the children of Israel. "Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so" (Matthew 19:8). The more the church and the world are faithful to the council of our prophets, the clearer the council from the Lord through his prophets will be. I strive to discover and keep all the commandments of God through his prophets for I know that it is by our faith in Christ that we are saved, after all we can do. The Lord has stated, "Wherefore, verily I say unto you that all things unto me are spiritual, and not at any time have I given unto you a law which was temporal; neither any man, nor the children of men; neither Adam, your father, whom I created" (Doctrine and Covenants 29:34). Our family has become even more focused recently on keeping the council of our prophets to store a year’s supply of food (the council used to be two years). As Elder Ezra Taft Benson stated, "The revelation to store food may be as essential to our temporal salvation today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah.”