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Hi I'm David Croy

I'm a Drummer. I'm a basketball player. I'm a volunteer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My Name is Dave. I am serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in about a week. I will be serving in the Utah Ogden Mission. I love to play music. I am a piano player and a drummer. My favorite color is dark purple. My favorite animal is a sea turtle. I love Christmas time and snow. But there are definitely days where I just miss the beach. Because I live so close to Washington DC, I visit there a lot and I love going to the Smithsonian Institutions as well as the National Archives and Monuments. The spirit there, to me, is equally as powerful as going to church. I love spending time with my friends even outside of church activities. I never really went to college but I took two classes at the local Community College and passed them! One was a Statistics class (easy) and the other was a Western Civilization class, which was all about the development of mankind from the Egyptians all the was down to the Greeks and Romans and through to the Renaissance. Way more interesting than stats to me. Plus I took the class at the time when we were studying the Old Testament in Institute class. So it was very cool to learn the parallel between the world's point of view and the spiritual points of view in the same time periods. I guess I have quite a soft spot for history. I don't think I'll ever be able to comprehend it all but it is so interesting to me. But back to music, I discovered that my favorite genre is anything powerful. Pop or Classical. No rap.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church. I got baptized at 8 years old. All through middle school and all through high school, I never really gave much thought to the magnitude of my decision to be baptized, until about a year ago. I have found that what has sparked and kindled my testimony is the true desire to believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ and have faith in Him. I became involved in the Young Single Adults program more and more and developed a lot of friendships. The friendships that I made really kept me going, but what really truly converted me to the Gospel of Jesus Christ was what I learned about family. I had the opportunity to go to Arizona, where all of my dad's family lives. I saw the light of Christ and the hand of the Lord working through my family. The love and joy that everyone had for each other, including me, was very inspiring! I love my family and I love Jesus Christ. I love His church and I love His Gospel. I know that this is the true church of Christ and that His gospel is true and for everyone. We are spirit sons and daughters of Heavenly Father. He loves us. He has made the plan of salvation which gives us the opportunity to return and live with him again.

How I live my faith

Because I didn't go to college and since I've been out of high school, I discovered I had a lot of time on my hands. I actually ended up getting a really well paying job substituting for county public schools, but it was one of those jobs where I wouldn't necessarily get fired if I decided I didn't feel like working for a day or 5. So sometimes I wouldn't do a whole lot. Didn't really have much direction in life. But along came a man who moved into my ward. He came from Utah and got a job working as CEO of the local United Way. We instantly became very good friends. Because his line of work was a charity organization, and because we were friends, he always had me over at his office to volunteer ( or a phrase we developed, he "voluntold me") and help him with anything he needed. That's how I started to learn and understand how to work hard and volunteer my time to the community. I learned how to love those I serve and have compassion and charity towards them, all through his wonder example. After a year or so of popping in to help him, I received calls in the church to be in leadership positions. I was assistant Webelos leader (10 year-old scouts, for those who don't know what Webelos means), I was in the class presidency for Institute, a class of religion for the Young Single Adults in the Stake, as well as a YSA ward Representative, and lastly in a church group presidency. All these calls came at me almost at the same time and it seemed at first like a massive juggling act. But I had learned about service, and I had learned about working hard and being diligent, and caring for those who I served and served with. Once I recognized that I had developed these attributes, it all became easier for me and turned out to be very fun, as well as educational and unifying. I love service! Doesn't matter to me who they are, I love offering my service to them. Service to our friends, family, and even strangers is one of the most important Christ-like attributes anyone can have!