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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Texas. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Waco, Texas. I have a wonderful father and mother who I know love me very much. I one older sister, five younger sisters, and three brothers. Family has always been important to me. We also lived in Louisiana for a couple years. My family currently resides in Texas, and I live in Idaho with my lovely wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon since birth. As a youth I did everything that I was asked to do. There wasn't much that I did that was off track of what I was "supposed to do". I had always thought about serving a mission for the church as it is strongly recommended that all the men age 19 or so should do. A few months before I was to go on my mission, I just panicked. My whole life I had felt social pressure to go on a mission because it was the "right thing". I didn't know what to do, or what my family would think if I were to say, "no, I'm not going". So, I ran away from home. I went somewhere I didn't think my family would ever find me and I used all the money that I had been saving for my mission and I was miserable. I wanted to read from the scriptures for comfort, but I realized that I had left them back home, over a thousand miles away. I stayed in my room, just not knowing what to do. About two weeks after I had left, I heard the phone ring. I answered. I heard my dad's voice, he said that he was outside and asked if he could come up and talk to me. He said that he would not try to persuade me to come home but just wanted to know that I was safe and where I was. I told him that I wanted to come home. I came home and life greatly improved. My dad or mom didn't say anything about the mission for a few weeks. Finally one Sunday my dad told me that I needed to decide what I was going to do so that I didn't tell people I was going to go and then not go. I went into my closet, locked the door and began to pray. I prayed and asked if Heavenly Father still loved me and if it was his will that I serve a mission. I had an overwhelming feeling that I should serve a mission. I also realized that I had known for a very long time that I believed that the church is true. I also remembered that from a young age I wanted to serve a mission. It wasn't because my parents wanted me to but that I wanted to. I have never in my entire life felt such a direct and wonderful answer to prayer.

How I live my faith

I like to serve whenever I can. I enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes by helping others. I love being able to go into peoples homes to see how they are doing and becoming friends with those I don't know. I live my faith by doing the small things. I try to remember God in my day by praying in the morning and in the evening. I try to read from the Book of the Mormon and the Bible each day, as well as reading and listening to the current prophet and his apostles. I know that as I keep the commandments I am blessed. I have found that as I pay an honest tithe, that I am always able to pay my bills, and I feel that I am more financially secure than if I don't pay tithing.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

David
We believe that God's plan for us is all about families and that our families can live together forever. We must keep the commandments and live good lives in order to live with our families forever. Show more Show less