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Hi I'm David Child

I'm disabled with neuropathy in my feet. I DJ many of the church dances in the area. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for 20+ years and have 3 daughters. I've been a stay at home dad for the last 10 years because that is when I became disabled with Neuropathy in my feet. As a young man I was bored with life so decided to join the Marine Corps on a whim. It seemed like a good thing to do at the time and as it turns out it really was! The church taught me at an early age to love my country and serving in the Corps was one way to show that love in a very physical way. Semper Fidelis. Besides serving my country I also had the opportunity to serve my God and the people of North Carolina by serving a 2 years mission in what felt in many ways like a foreign mission. Being a missionary in the Bible belt sure helped me learn my scriptures very well. I love virtually every kind of music and even with my disability I have been able to DJ many of the church dances in the area. I take great care to make sure the lyrics are not objectionable (a big challenge at times) by reading the lyrics of every song before hand. I love making others happy by playing music they can dance to in a safe and clean environment. I love flowers and all thing colorful. I love food and all thing fattening (just kidding but only a little). I believe that our Heavenly Father created this wonderful world full of wonderful colors, flavors and smells to help make us even happier if we'd take the time to notice. So next time you see a beautiful flower... take a moment and thank God for it.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a member of the LDS church. It has given me and my family strength and direction in both good times and bad. It helps me to be a better father, husband, citizen, and follower of Christ. When I was 30 years old I became disabled with severe neuropathy in my feet. It was very painful for the first 4 years until the doctors figured out a functional diet and medication regimen that has made my life much more liveable with only periodic episodes of severe pain. Early on in my darkest hours of pain and fatigue I came to the realization that the only individual who truly understood what I was going through was God. Prayer quickly became my lifeline. Being able to pour out my heart to an all knowing Father in Heaven and receiving in return strength to carry on in the face of tribulation was exactly what I needed when there was no other hope of relief. I believe in the power of prayer. I believe that I am a child of God and that that really means something special. I see his love for me in the beautiful world around me and in the faces of my children. When I held my firstborn in my arms just moments after she was born I knew that I was holding one of the most perfect people on the earth at that moment. I knew she was as sinless as the Savior himself. I also knew that moments before she had looked on the face of my Savior and Redeemer and I was in awe. I thank my loving Father in Heaven for the chance to be a father.

How I live my faith

Because of my love of music I have been asked to DJ many of the LDS dances in my area and I love it. It is so much fun helping others to have fun. I love the church because we know how to have fun. Good, clean, fun. Even though my love of music if great, my talent for singing is almost non-existent. To say that I can't carry a note in a bucket is probably being kind. None the less, I am welcome, as is anyone, when I show up to sing in our ward choir. I believe this is a church of miracles and the fact that after practicing over and over again I can usually figure out what all those little black dots on the music sheet mean and I get the song right. I believe that hymns are probably the most beautiful prayers that can ever be given and when our choir, with me as a very weak bass, sing one of these hymns well that beauty fills my soul. I also have opportunities to serve as a councilor in the Elder's Quorum Presidency with 2 other men. We are given the task to help the younger men learn to be better disciples of Christ in every facet of their lives from family to work to recreation. I love working with the men in the presidency. We are all so different yet the desire to help those in our quorum binds us together in purpose and love for our fellow man. That desire comes from our belief that we are all sons and daughters of God making us all spiritual brothers and sisters. Knowing that these men in our quorum are my 'brothers' adds greatly to that desire to help.