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Hi I'm David Steed

I play sports, I love life, I'm a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been called to serve in the Washington Tacoma (Wa-Tac) English speaking mission, and am reporting to the MTC February 20th! I love my Father in Heaven and I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve him as a missionary for two years! I love to play football, basketball, rugby, and ski. I am an outdoors enthusiast, and love hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, and climbing trees. I also love music, and have been in a couple of musicals and choirs! I am currently studying Neuroscience and love life! In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and playing guitar. I am not one to really dislike anything or anyone, and put loving others at the forefront of my life's mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been fortunate enough to know of this glad message from the time I was young, but have had to gain my own testimony by discovering for myself that all the principles of the gospel are true. When I made the decision to become baptized, I didn't quite understand the significance of the covenants I made. I promised to take upon myself the name of Christ and follow His commandments. Since then, through diligence in scripture study and applying the Atonement to my life, I have come to realize the importance of truly living my faith. I seek daily to develop the attributes of my Father in Heaven, and wish to become like Him. I am a Mormon because I know that God is the only name by which we can be saved, and because I know that true happiness comes through obedience to His laws and following Christ's example. I am a Mormon because there is no other way I would like to live.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others, sharing the gospel, and loving everyone. I enjoy serving my community in any way I can. I live my life in a way that keeps me clean and pure so I can enjoy the companionship of the Holy Spirit and enter again into God's presence. I abstain from addictive substances including coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and any other drug. I keep myself chaste and morally clean by not viewing pornography, avoiding situations where my morals may be compromised, and by keeping my thoughts pure. I try to live each day to its fullest through managing my time and by not wasting it on things that do not bring me closer to God. I set aside time each day to pray and study the scriptures. I've made it a goal to go at least once every week to the temple so I can participate in it's ordinances. I pay a full tithe, and offer additional offerings for the welfare of those in need. I also look each day to make someone happy. I know that I am much happier when I help other people and I love the feeling that comes from service. I try to live my life in a way that Jesus Christ would approve of by having patience, charity, humility, faith, diligence, and love in all things that I do. I am by no means perfect in these areas, but I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can all be cleansed from our iniquities and lifted above our natural capabilities. I live my faith by following Christs example, and living as He lives.