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Hi I'm David

I am a native Floridian and currently live in Central Florida. I am an accountant by profession, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a line of career military and served in the U.S. Army as a radio operator. Hobbies and interests include fishing, canoeing, and airplanes. In years past I enjoyed attending Air Shows viewing displays and flight demonstrations of vintage WWII and modern military aircraft. The F51-D Mustang Fighter is my all time favorite. In years gone by building detailed plastic models aircraft has brought personal satisfaction. Today computers occupy a lot of my time in my business and church callings.

Why I am a Mormon

During 1977 I ended my affiliation with a church that I had been attending for more than 20 years. The ministers could not answer my questions about the nature of God and avoided my questions on the subject. Their emphasis seemed to be focused on the negative side of human nature and church finances. After six months of these types of interactions I said there has to be more to religion than this and left the church. At this time I was not attending any church; and in the summer of 1978, my sister introduced me to missionaries from the Mormon Church. They were able to answer my questions about the nature of God, and everything they taught just made sense. (My years of studying the scriptures, including the King James Version of the Holy Bible, has confirmed everything they taught me back then.) The Spirit whispered to me that it was true; and on July 11, 1978, I was baptized. My membership in the church has helped me to understand the purpose of life, so the death of family members in recent years did not have the same sting as did my Father's death in 1969. If you earnestly want to understand the purpose of this life, where you came from before you were born, and what happens to you when you die, then talk to the missionaries, they can help. In 34 years of membership I have had some doubts that caused serious reflection; but after studying the issues carefully and praying to Heavenly Father for understanding, the answers came, the doubts left, and my testimony of the church is stronger than it has ever been. The Mormon Church is the only church on the earth with the fullness of the Gospel that can bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. Of this I so testify in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

Family is extremely important to me and is the motivation behind all that I do. They are the central focus of my life. Over the past 34 years of my membership in the church, time that was not taken up by Family and work, has been spent studying the scriptures and learning about God, the Eternal Father, and his son Jesus Christ, attending Sunday meetings, listening to and then studying messages given by church leaders, and doing volunteer work as a Sunday School teacher, serving as assistant clerks, performing volunteer work in food banks, and giving talks on various gospel topics from time to time. These past 34 years have been a learning and growing experience, and I believe have helped me to become a better husband and father.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

David
To me Temples are where eternal family units are created. The family was intended to last forever and not end with death. The family unit becomes as eternal and everlasting as the love that family members have for one another. Show more Show less