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Hi I'm David DeMott

I am an insurance professional and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a pretty typical husband, father and grandfather who has been richly blessed all throughout my life. On my mission, I learned the Japanese language and was privileged to be able to use that skill in my business career. Soon after graduating from BYU, I helped start up the Tokyo branch office of a large US insurer. Later, I helped establish and spent 17 years managing the US operations of a large Japanese insurance company. I was able to take early retirement, but have now gone back into the insurance field and enjoy working 10 hours a day on new projects.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon partly because of a great heritage I was given by my parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. There are many family stories of ancestors who jointed the Church in England, Europe, and Australia. These were people of faith who sold everything they had and migrated to the western United States to be near prophets and apostles..I will forever be indebted to these courageous people. However, I am mostly a Mormon because I choose to be one. No one can live solely on the testimony of others. No parent, no matter how great a person they might be, can set such a strong example that their child will automatically accept their religion. At a point in my life I had to learn for myself that the Gospel is true and that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. Only when I had come to a personal knowledge of the truth was I able to understand the reasons why my ancestors were willing to make the sacrifices they made.

How I live my faith

I spend about 10 hours a week attending church meetings and carrying out my various duties related to my membership in the church. In the past, some of my responsibilities required as much as 30 hours a week. While it may sound odd to some people, I really enjoy this work. I cannot tell you how many times I have come home tired, but with a great sense of satisfaction from having helped someone and making their life a little better. At the same time, my service in the Church has given me many great opportunities and truly unique experiences. For example, when my family was living in Tokyo, I was asked to organize and lead a scout troop made up of American boys living in Japan. We were chartered by the Boy Scouts of America and did all the things scouts do in the US. While my son was too young to be a scout at that time, after we returned to the US, I was able to work with him as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and an Explorer Scout - all in groups sponsored by the LDS Church.