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Hi I'm David

I am an attorney in Birmingham, Alabama. I am a convert to the Church and was baptized in 2004. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Birmingham, Alabama with my wife and 5 children. My wife grew up in the Church but wasn't active when we met. After we were married, she returned to activity which led to me to investigate the Church. I didn't accept the gospel initially but eventually came to know that it is true as Heavenly Father answered my prayers. The gospel provides so many benefits to families and I am grateful for the knowledge that I can be with my family for all eternity. I have also personally experienced the blessings of having the priesthood in my home and how it can bless the lives of others. Through my knowledge of the gospel I have come to understand that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he sacrificed his life so that I can be forgiven of my sins and return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father. In addition to being a member of the Church, I have a very busy civil litigation law practice in Birmingham. I know that I have been blessed in my legal career due to my acceptance of the gospel. When I'm not working or serving in the Church, I love to watch SEC football and golf with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because my Heavenly Father answered my sincere prayer to know if the Church and gospel were true. Once he answered my prayer I could never deny the truthfulness of the Gospel. I spent a number of years investigating the Church. During that time I was not sincerely looking to know the truth. However, once I humbled myself and asked my heavenly father, with a sincere desire to know the truth, he answered my prayers. Becoming a member of the Church isn't simply a decision to "join" a Church, it is a commitment to live your life as a disciple of our Lord and Savior. The Holy Ghost has testified to me on multiple occasions that Jesus died on the cross for the sins of all mankind and that through his selfless act, I can be forgiven of my sins and have the opportunity to return to live with Him, my Heavenly Father and my family. I also think it's important to remember that all we are guaranteed is the opportunity to return to live with God but not the guarantee. Ultimately we all must do our share by living the Gospel to fully partake of Jesus Christ's atoning sacrifice. That is the lifestyle change that is required of all who become members of the Church. However it is a small price to pay when you consider the marvelous gift given to us by the Savior. This is a gift that is available to everyone who simply will humble themselves to sincerly ask our Heavenly Father if this Church and his Gospel are true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live my life in a way that would make my Savior proud. In my opinion, too often in this world we ask people what they think of God or Jesus. I think the more important question to ask is what do God and Jesus Christ think of us. Ultimately I want to live my life in such a way that people know I am a Christian regardless of whether or not they know I am Mormon. Hopefully once they learn I am Mormon it will help them to understand and see that we are Christians and more importantly followers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I try to live this way by treating the attorneys and staff in my office as well as the people I come into contact with during the lawsuits that I handle with kindness and respect. I also try to use that same approach with people I interact with during my everyday affairs. I try to live the principle to treat other as you would want to be treated.