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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in San Diego. I worked at Jamba Juice and Boys and Girls Club and attended Byu Idaho.

About Me

I played tennis in high school for three years. I was also part of the school guitar program for three years. I love listening to music and making my own. After high school I started working for Jamba and Juice and the Boys and Girls Club. I really enjoyed working for Jamba Juice but my heart was especially in my work at the Boys and Girls Club. I really looked forward to interacting with the kids and getting to know them. After working for Jamba Juice for two years and the Boys and Girls Club for six months. I decided to attend BYUI. I loved it. Towards the end of the semester I decided to declare my major. I decided on Marriage and Family studies and a cluster on psychology. Im thinking about being a Marriage counselor because I want a job where Im my own boss I can be creative in finding a solution for people's problems.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised in the church. I still had to find out for myself if this church was true. If we want to know if the Book of Mormon is true we need to read, ponder and pray about the Book of Mormon. If we don't read the book we will never know if the message is true. So the first step would be to start reading. Step two would be to ponder, to think about what you read and how it applies to you. Pondering is so essential because when you ponder your knowledge grows and you will have more questions which is good! The third step would be to pray. If we don't pray and ask Him if it is true we will never receive an answer from Him. Christ said in Matthew 7 "Ask and ye shall receive knock and it shall be opened unto you." If we ask with faith, really wanting that answer, we will receive an answer. If the book is evil then it comes from Satan. If the book is good it comes from God. This is what I have done. I have read The Book of Mormon, pondered and asked God my Eternal Heavenly Father if it is true. I received the same answer again and again that it was true and that it came from God. The Holy Ghost told or testified to my heart it was true. The Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit. He doesn't have a body so that he can dwell within us to comfort, protect, and testify. This is the way in which God speaks to us. It is through the Holy Ghost. I testify that Jesus is the Christ, Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that this is the only true and living church.

How I live my faith

After high school I decided to get involve with Single Adult Program of the church. Instead of going to congregations full of families. I went to a congregation that consisted of people my age. The age range was 18 to 30. There I received callings or a job except no pay but blessings in return. For church I taught Sunday school. It was the hardest calling for me because I had little experience with teaching. I'm glad I got the opportunity. I really like going to the single ward congregation because it gives me an opportunity to interact with people my age. The Single Adult Program has activities other than going to church on Sundays. There is Friday night dances, which were fun. Also beach parties and other activities that we plan. I loved hanging out with my friends and growing in my testimony of Jesus Christ.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

David
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we worship God our Eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ. We recognize Joseph Smith as a prophet of the Restoration ( Bringing back what was lost of Jesus Christ's original church) but wedo not worship him. I do not have faith in Joseph Smith because he is a man. In 2 Nephi 4:34 we read of a prophet by the name of Nephi saying, " O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever...Yea , cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm." But my faith is centered on Jesus Christ. If my faith was centered on anything else my faith would be very weak. I have faith in Jesus Christ and that He did inspire and teach Joseph Smith to be the next living prophet. Show more Show less