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Hi I'm Dave Supplee

I write, record, produce, and perform music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a military family. My father is an Army psychologist and artist, and my mother is seamstress and artist. I have three older sisters, and an older brother, all of whom are married and have children of their own. My siblings have vastly different tastes in style, music, profession, and personality. The creative nature of my parents combined with the differing yet all somehow creative natures of my siblings, caused me to open many different venues of creativity for myself. However, the one I fell in love with most was music. Each member of my family has their very own specific taste in music, and I feel I've inherited a part of each of them. I have come to find for myself that any genre has something beautiful to offer. Being in a military family, I've lived in Germany, Texas, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, South Korea, and Washington. On my own I've lived in Virginia and California, and I've traveled to many other places. I'm currently serving a two year mission for the LDS church in the Texas Houston East Mission, and loving every moment. Proceeding my mission, I aspire to further my education, and then write, record, produce, and perform with Benjamin Stoneking, my best friend, brother, and musical partner in crime. We play quite a few instruments, and we both sing. I have an album on iTunes, and a head full of more ideas. I absolutely love people, life, and creativity. I enjoy longboarding, martial arts, Myachi, anime, and laughing.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have been members of the Mormon church all my life. I was raised in the church and I guess I took it for granted for the fist few years of my life. Growing up I've always had the ambition to serve a mission. It's taken a lot of saving and preparation, and finally, the time to leave was close at hand. With such a huge commitment based on my belief in the church, it really hit me that I didn't know for sure. I believed, but I didn't really know. I never really made much of an effort to know. And so I decided to figure out how I could actually know if any of this was really true. I knew it was good, I knew it would help me, but I wasn't sure if it would be worth so much time and effort. I then came across a scripture in the Book of Mormon, a book which also I knew to be a good thing, but not completely sure about true. The verse read "wherefore dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith." (Ether 12:6) And there it was. I was living by faith, but faith was beginning to not be enough. I needed a witness. And so, I took that step of faith. I read from a book I didn't know was true, I prayed to a God I didn't know was real, and I lived standards of a church that I didn't know would help me. I studied it out in my mind and in my heart. And then, I found it. I received an answer to my prayers, like a piece of a puzzle dropping into place. I knew beyond doubt that it was true. I prayed and asked if this was right, and I received an overwhelmingly good feeling. "Yes." That desire to believe turned into faith, and that faith turned into a knowledge, because I acted on that faith. I would invite everyone who may read this and who may be confused as to what is true or false to follow the same course of action. Read the Book of Mormon, really think about it, and sincerely ask God if it is true. And I'm sure, wherever you are, there are guys with white shirts and nametags who would love to help you through it.

How I live my faith

Being out on a mission, I live my faith by teaching as many people about it as I possibly can. Being a missionary is difficult, but it's one of the most gratifying things I've ever experienced. The gospel has blessed my life so much, and I know it's true. And I love these people in Texas so much that I want them to have the happiness that I do. With every family I've taught that have come to start living the gospel, I see more happiness in their eyes, more love in their homes, and more understanding of life. I myself have come to a more full understanding of the meaning of life every single day I'm out here, through personal study and teaching others.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Dave Supplee
Simply put, we are spiritual children on God, and he loves us like a Father. We lived with him before we were born, and before the world ever was. He loved us as a father loves his children, and wanted us to progress. However, God has a body of flesh and bone, which is glorified and perfected, whereas we were only spirits. God, as a loving Father, wanted us to have all the blessings and happiness that he has, and so he taught us and raised us. But there came a point when we hit a wall of progression. In order to progress further we needed a few things. You can read a thousand books about how to longboard, but until you get on one, you'll never actually know how. We needed to gain a body, go through trials, and learn to walk by faith rather than by sight, choosing to either be good or evil. And so God created the earth for us to live in and go through this experience. Each of us have a light within us which allows us to feel whether something is right or wrong. It is up to us, however, to act on that feeling, or ignore it; add to the light, or let it be dimmed. God's ultimate goal for us is immortality and eternal life, as he is. Being a parent, he wants us to grow to be more like him, but he doesn't want to force us. This life is the time to prepare ourselves, to learn, experience, and either accept or reject his word. It is our own choice whether we wish to live with God again, and even become as he is. And if we do so, we can live with him and our families for eternity. Show more Show less