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Hi I'm Dave

I grew up in a small town in California and wanted to see the world....served 32 years in Air Force. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I always dreamed of being a national park ranger, but found my life's profession in Department of Defense acquisition; so I enjoy hiking to waterfalls, camping, and observing wildlife in local parks. I like to take pictures, research family history on-line and at the FH library in SLC UT, learn the latest cutting edge techniques to communicating stories with our 4 children and 4 G-children, mountain bike, sing in choirs, and ride roller coasters. I am especially fascinated with steam train rides, and sharing them with our grand-chldren. I worked at Disneyland and love to be a guest at their many parks, and see behind the scenes. Most of all, I like to plan vacations that bring our growing family together when possible. I am a son, brother, dad, grandpa, and serve in a Bishopric. I experience great joy sharing my experiences in the United States Air Force, genealogy, and love for the gospel of Jesus Christ. When someone needs a prayer given at work, they come to me for group luncheons, retirements, and other events.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and I joined the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was young. As I grew older, I found myself shopping around to other religions, but was unable to gain answers to all of my eternal questions or feel the spirit of the Holy Ghost in my life. After my first tour in the military, I had a strong yearning to convert to the gospel that answered where we came from, why we are here, and what is in store for us after this mortal existence. I am on that conversion path to this day and feel I have come home. Not only am I at home each week attending church services and pondering the scriptures, but I am so grateful for the marriage and eternal sealing that my sweet wife/best friend and I share. It gives us comfort and encourages commitment to our union each day, to serve a mission together in the next phase of our life, and to have our family together forever.

How I live my faith

I love to serve others, and help them find genuine joy in their lives. That makes me extremely happy....that I am fulfilling my purpose here on earth to a greater extent than simply experiencing life and living for today. I listen for continuing revelations from living prophets at conferences and blessings, and apply principles in my life. I enjoy living the gospel, sharing my testimony and the great news, and strive daily to be a great example of Christ everywhere I go.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is standing for Christ. First, I am a Christian and strive to live the teachings of Christ from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Second, it involves a way of life 24/7...while I was in the United States Air Force, as a son, husband, parent; and now grandparent...through out my life here on Earth, and through all eternity. It means to me being a living example of Christ in serving others, loving, coaching, and stretching. Third, it involves being an example, encouraging others to live healthier and spiritual lives, and patiently answering questions of coworkers and associates on the word of wisdom health standard, service of missionaries, why we reach out invite back lost souls...finding the one, and why we have such a passion for researching our ancestors and doing their temple work, and nurturing our descendents, because we love them so much and want them to share in the joy and happiness we have enjoyed as we have served others. Fourth, when I retire from government service, we have saved to become a missionary couple together for a couple of years. Yes, we will be away from our family, serving, being a humble example of Christ again, and looking for opportunities to change lives for the better. Bottom-line: Being a Mormon is liberating when we seek out wholesome and spiritual experiences that feed our minds, our hearts and our souls. Show more Show less