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Hi I'm David Beenfield

I grew up on the Utah-Wyoming border. I majored in economics, and love to travel and read. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town on the Utah-Wyoming border. Growing up I was interested in the outdoors, athletics and student govenment. After high school, I served an LDS mission in the Bacolod Philippines mission. Once I got back from my mission, I enrolled at Utah Valley University, joined the track team, and soon met my future wife Jani. Six years later we're married with three children (two boys and one girl). In college I majored in economics and learned to love politics, public policy, and studying international affairs. My career thus far has consisted of sales and operations management for a small drug testing and background screening company. I enjoy listening to audio books, traveling, and meeting new people.

Why I am a Mormon

Living the gospel day-to-day, per the standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been a blessing in my life. I can trace many of the positive experiences in my life directly to my involvment in, and adherence to the gospel of Jesus Christ. For me, there are two useful sides of the gospel. First, I believe that from a temporal standpoint, the gospel outlines and provides pragmatic guidance on how to live an effective, prosperous, and temporally rewarding life. I believe the counsel from the church regarding media, budgeting, pornography, substance abuse (and physical health in general) and personal productivity is wise regardless of faith, religion, and/or spiritual persuasion. I have a great appreciation for the spiritual side of the gospel as well. I've never seen the Savior or our Heavenly Father, but I believe them to be as real as you and I. My belief is that science is unfolding evidence of GREAT order in the world/universe, and provides the closest thing to "physical evidence" available. I believe in an eternal life after death where men and women as offspring of our Heavenly Father can continue thier roles with their earthly families and eternally progress in knowledge and capacity. I don't understand all aspects of the Atonement but I believe that our sins have been accounted for through Jesus Christ's sacrifice, and that because of the Atonement, we can consistently improve and progress NO MATTER how many times we fall, slip back in to old habits, blatantly sin, or make mistakes. I believe in living prophets and apostles that recieve revalation from God. These prophets (I believe) operate almost exactly the same and provide counsel and insight relevant to the current, modern-day trials of human biengs in these times. Our challenges are unique to our times, and I believe that the prophets and apostles in this church are called of God. The gospel provides temporal and spiritual guidence for my life. That's why i'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by adhering to the values and standards of the church and serving the community in various capacities. On a week-to-week basis, I spend much of my community involvement time with the youthm, teaching lessons and planning activities. I also have several families that I visit monthly to share gospel messages with and help in any way possible.