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Hi I'm David Morse

I'm an athlete, Eagle Scout, oldest child of a family of 6, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born on February 23rd 1994 in Grand Prairie Texas, and moved to Lake City Florida when I was 4. I grew up here in Lake City, and went to school here. Throughout my years in school, I participated in various sports from baseball to soccer, cross-country, and then when I was in high school I found swimming and basketball, and stuck with those until I graduated, and I am currently an assistant coach on the swim team for Columbia High School, and still play pick-up basketball whenever the occasion permits. I am currently active in the Church, and am currently on my mission in Belem, Brazil. When I get home I plan on getting my Bachelors in Nursing and then taking that degree with me to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida and become a Chiropractor. My other idea for a career is to still get my Nursing degree, and continue there and become a Nurse Practitioner and work in a pediatricians office. for some reason, I'm really good with little kids, and I really love being around them and seeing how unique each of them are. I love spending time with my family and friends, and can't wait to move on and progress in the rest of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in fact, I was born into it, and raised by parents that have been members since birth. Everyone in my immediate family is a member, and that is such a blessing in my life. However, just because I was born a member, doesnt mean that I didn't have my bumps in the road (in fact, I still have them). During middle school and even the first two years of high school, I had prety low self-esteem, and I started to associate with some people that I probably shouldn;t have associated with. Because of their influence, I said things and did things that i wish i hadn't done. But, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, i have been able to find peace and comfort, along with forgiveness of those sins, and i thank my Heavenly Father every day for the sacrifice of His Son, and I don't know where I'd be without the Church. Everything feels so right, and I always feel comfortable at every church activity or service. I never feel out of place or left out, and I love feeling like I belong. I know that this Church is real and that it is true. I know that The Book of Mormon is true, and that Joseph Smith restored the fullness of the gospel to the Earth. I love this Church, and that is NEVER going to change.

How I live my faith

I stay active in the church, and Ive been active all my life. Throughout the years, I've alwaays participated in my Young Mens group, and have always been active in my Scout Troop, whether it be campouts or service projects for people at Church who need help. I love doing things in the Church. But, now that I'm 18 and have graduated high school, I'm no longer a part pf the Youth Groups here, so now I'm working with the Young Single Adult group and I'm loving it! We have some people that we are trying to get to come, and i feel that in a few years, all of the hard work that me and the other leaders are putting in will pay off. I strive to be a good example to my friends and peers, and try to live the type of life that Christ lived. I read my scriptures pretty much every night (with a few misses here and there, but I'm trying to stay consistent), and I learn so much from the stories and doctrines that are taught in them. I love the Church, and I love being a Mormon

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

David Morse
Here is a quote from one of our past presidents of the church. Honestly, He stole the words right out of my mouth, and I feel that there realy isn't a better way to answer this question: “We do not worship [Joseph Smith] the Prophet. We worship God our Eternal Father and the risen Lord Jesus Christ. But we acknowledge the Prophet; we proclaim him; we respect him; we reverence him as an instrument in the hands of the Almighty in restoring to the earth the ancient truths of the divine gospel, together with the priesthood through which the authority of God is exercised in the affairs of His Church and for the blessing of His people” (Gordon B. Hinckley, “Joseph Smith Jr.—Prophet of God, Mighty Servant,” Ensign, Dec 2005, 2–6). Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

David Morse
The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really lived, that He was and is God’s Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets. One of these, Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded Lehi to lead a small group of people to the American continent. There they became a great civilization. God continued to call prophets among these people. The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of their prophets and record keepers. It is named after Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets. These prophets knew about Heavenly Father’s plan for His children and the mission of Jesus Christ. They recorded that Christ appeared, after His Resurrection, to the people in America, taught them His gospel, and formed His Church among them. The book contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, testifying of His Atonement and His love. It supports and verifies the Bible. The Book of Mormon concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true (Moroni 10:4). Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

David Morse
It is impossible to put into words the full meaning of the Atonement, which is the most important and most transcendent event in the history of the world. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, the Savior atoned for our sins. This is the good news for all people! We can’t fully understand how Jesus suffered for our sins. But we know that in the Garden of Gethsemane, the weight of our sins caused Him to feel such agony that He bled from every pore (Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-17). Later, as He hung upon the cross, Jesus again felt the weight of our sins even as He willingly suffered painful death by one of the most cruel methods ever known. Jesus the Christ, page 462 states, “It seems, that in addition to the fearful suffering incident to crucifixion, the agony of Gethsemane had recurred, intensified beyond human power to endure. In that bitterest hour the dying Christ was alone, alone in most terrible reality.” Jesus Christ did what only He could do in atoning for our sins. To make His Atonement fully effective in our individual lives, we must have faith in Christ, repent of our sins, be baptized and confirmed by one having authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, obey God’s commandments, receive sacred ordinances, and strive to become like Him. As we do these things through His Atonement, we can return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father forever. Show more Show less