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Hi I'm David

I live in England and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently live in the Midlands, though I've lived in various parts of England over the years. For as long as I can remember I've had an interest in travel and transport, so it seems appropriate that I now work in the railway industry. In my spare time, I like to get out and about and see places, and particularly enjoy being in the countryside, whether that's climbing a mountain in the Lake District or something less strenuous.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church when I was 2 or 3 years old, so I've known about it for about as long as I can remember. But, much as I love and respect my family, that doesn't explain why I've chosen to remain an active Mormon today. I am a Mormon because it brings joy, peace and happiness into my life. I am a Mormon because it teaches me why I am here on earth. I am a Mormon because it lets me know how families can be together, not just in this life but forever. I am a Mormon because the church is consistent in its teachings and values - in contrast to the shifting standards and the sense of uncertainty that I perceive in the world at large. I am a Mormon because it allows me to mix with people who share my beliefs, values and goals. I am a Mormon because it gives me something worthwhile to aim for, and encourages me to be a better person than I would otherwise be. I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ suffered and died for me. I am a Mormon because I have prayed about it and found it to be true. And I don't say these things lightly. As I've faced some of the trials of life, especially the loss of loved ones, the church and my faith have brought me real peace, comfort and hope for the future.

How I live my faith

My faith isn't just a passive thing for me, and I hope it reflects in the way I live my life. I try to be honest, reasonable and helpful in my dealings with other people. I attend the local Latter-day Saint (Mormon) congregation regularly and take an active part in it. Once every few weeks I teach a class which might be based on almost any church topic (e.g. faith, prayer, serving other people, etc, etc) - this really helps my own learning as well as (I hope!) the people I teach. Throughout the week, I take some time every day to pray and to read the scriptures - as I find these things provide me with guidance and direction.