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Hi I'm David

I have lived in the United States my whole life. I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have played the trombone for nine years, including six of marching band. I am a sophomore in civil engineering, majoring in civil engineering. I am very excited to serve a mission in Brazil soon.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but I knew I still needed a testimony. In high school, I decided to pray to know that the Book of Mormon is true. I prayed, and over the course of a few weeks I received a witness of this. I can now honestly say that I know the Book of Mormon is true, and that Joseph Smith was called of God. I know that Jesus suffered and died so that we might live again and return to Heavenly Father's kingdom. I know that President Thomas S Monson is the Lord's prophet on the earth today and that he receives revelation for the church. I also know that anyone can know this if they pray sincerely.

How I live my faith

I help out with the missionary efforts in our ward. I do also enjoy helping with youth activities when I get the chance. I will get to serve a full-time mission in Brazil in a few months.

Who was Joseph Smith?

David
Joseph Smith was born in 1805 in Vermont. When he was 14 years old there was, as he described it, "an unusual excitement on the subject of religion." He decided that he should pray to know which church to join, as James directs in James 1:5. He went into the woods, and Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ appeared to him. He was instructed not to join any of the churches, but that he would restore the true church to the earth. He spent the rest of his life doing just that. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

David
The Book of Mormon was a record of the Nephites. This people left Jerusalem around 600 BC and were led to America. They had many prophets that kept records of the people, and bore witness of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon was compiled and abridged by a man named Mormon, then finished by his son Moroni. Joseph Smith was called of God in the 1800s to restore the true church in its fullness to the earth. Part of this was translating and publishing the Book of Mormon, which we still use today. Show more Show less