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Hi I'm David

I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. I am a travelling business consultant, a former Scoutmaster, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a first and foremost a husband and father. I am married to the love of my life, and we have six beautiful children. They are our pride and joy, and keep us fully occupied. I am also a business consultant with the largest global consulting firm in the world. I am a former scout master, an avid bow hunter, a Tenor II with the East Valley Mormon Choral Organization and a backpacking aficionado.

Why I am a Mormon

My work results in significant travel for me. On a weekly basis I end up on the road during the week, and I return home on the weekends. My faith keeps me grounded, and helps me avoid the pit falls and challenges that can make travel perilous for other family men. As I call home for family prayers, read and study my scriptures daily, pray in the morning and evening and listen to talks given by church leaders, I find myself continuously working to get closer to my Father in Heaven, and his Son, Jesus Christ. I believe that this foundation of faith, and weekly activity of re-focussing my attention to the things of God when I'm away from home for work, helps keep me away from influences that would draw me away from the joy and happiness I find in my Family and my Faith.

How I live my faith

My faith has been a significant factor in defining who I have become. My mission at the age of 19 helped me learn how to serve others, how to love others, and how to live an unselfish life. It also taught me how to study the scriptures, commune with God through prayer, and how to receive guidance and direction from Him. That experience was vital for me as I found and married my wonderful wife, as I chose a vocation, as I encountered personal challenges and crisis in my life, and now as I travel for work. I now serve in two capacities in my congregation. I serve as the fundraising coordinator for our local scout troop, and I serve as a leader over the Young Men's organization. This assignment means that I am responsible for supporting eight organizations of young men, ages 12-19. We organize large, coordinated events such as high adventure camps, and also smaller, targeted scout meetings. We also train the young men's leaders so they can better support their young men, and help provide life-changing activities. Assignments in the young men's organization are some of the most important and life altering in the Church.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

David
Families are where we learn the principles of happiness, and put them into practice! Family life is difficult, and highly rewarding. Family is where we have to learn selflessness in order to be happy, and service becomes a way of life! We share laughs and sorrows, we experience conflict and love, and we learn to be durable as we experience set-backs and opportunity in our daily relationships. As a Mormon, marriage is a relationship that persists beyond the grave. Children are entrusted to us to raise and develop, and are tied to us by covenants we make in the temple. We learn through our family life (and the mistakes we make there) what is truly important in life. As a working man, I learn that my job does NOT define me, nor does my work provide my greatest satisfaction. My joy resides squarely in my relationships with my loved ones, my wife and my children. Show more Show less