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Hi I'm David Chandler

I grew up in Oregon, served a mission in Poland, attended BYU, and have six children and a beautiful wife. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am an anesthesiologist. Love to backpack, ski, and play soccer. I have six children and a beautiful wife.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young missionary in Poland, I knelt on the floor of my attic apartment and asked my Heavenly Father in prayer to let me know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I had always believed that it was but felt that I needed the absolute assurance from God that it is true. Several days later I was reading in the Doctrine and Covenants, section 6, versed 14-17: "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, blessed art thou for what thou hast done; for thou hast inquired of me... "Behold, thou knowest that thou hast inquired of me and I did enlighten thy mind; and now I tell thee these things that thou mayest know that thou hast been enlightened by the Spirit of truth; "Yea, tell thee, that thou mayest know that there is none else save God that knowest thy thoughts and the intents of thy heart. "I tell thee these things as a witness unto thee --- that the words or the work which thou hast been writing [Book of Mormon] are true. At that very moment, the power of the Holy Ghost penetrated my heart and I knew that God had answered my prayer -- confirming to my heart that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and testifies of the Savior, Jesus Christ. I knew it and I have never denied it. God does speak to prophets. He spoke to Joseph Smith. He speaks today to a living prophet. They testify of Christ and guide the church today by direct revelation. Jesus Christ is the Saviour of all mankind. He is the Lord, the Redeemer, and the Son of God. He atoned for our sins so that we might repent and purify our lives to one day be worthy of returning to His presence. Every man and woman may know for themselves through the power of the Holy Ghost that this is true. I invite all to prayerfully ponder the message of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth in the latter days. God will answer your prayer and you may know for yourself that it is true. That knowledge will change your live forever.

How I live my faith

I am the stake president of the Fayetteville West, NC stake and find great joy in serving other people. I believe that it is important to live each day the principles that I teach. By keeping my actions and behavior consistent with my beliefs, I can show by example that my faith is not just something which is professed but which is lived.