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Hi I'm David.

I'm a teacher. I'm a husband. I'm a father. I'm a sports fan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of three wonderful children, two boys and a girl. I teach sixth grade. I am currently working on my Master's Degree. I enjoy sports. I am the biggest Kansas City Chiefs fan. I like to read. I mostly read children's literature, but I also enjoy political books. I would like to learn wood working especially the lathe.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church on January 5, 2003. I am the only member from my family. I have always been a seeker of knowledge and truth. I began investigating the Church when I met my wife. I started to meet with the missionaries. The information was instantly special and meaningful. I enjoyed attending Church and fellowshiping with the other members. The Book of Mormon is true. If you want to know why anyone is a Mormon, read the book, pray to your Father in Heaven, and ask if it is true. Anyone looking for direction and truth will only find it within the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am thankful to my wife for bringing me to the Church. I continue to follow the Gospel, because I am happier, more richly blessed, and have a deeper undrstanding of my Savior, my Heavenly Father, and their plan for my life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life in a way that my example would be pleasing to the Savior. I go out of my way to help others. I am a leader in my priesthood group. I work with others of a similar age and position in life. We do service. We were part of the Joplin, MO clean-up effort. We look for opportunities to serve. I learn skills from the other members and in turn try to share skills that I possess. We look for opportunities to fellowship outside the Church. Every ward building says, "Visitors welcome." I am part of the effort to invite visitors. I invite others into my home to allow them to see how we live and let them feel the spirit within our home. I live my faith by being a good husband, father, neighbor, friend, and basically a good person.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

We believe that grace is granted only after you have done all that you can to be obedient, to serve, to forgive, to repent, and to live a Christ-like life. The best illustration is a ladder that only goes 3/4 the way up a wall. The Savior is at the top of the wall. His arm is extended to all that will come unto him. You can't be granted grace if you are unwilling to climb the ladder as far as possible. Each step up the ladder is another principle or ordinance that you must perform. We are granted grace because of mercy, but God can not deny justice if we are unwilling to partake of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less