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Hi I'm David Smith

I'm a Mormon who grew up in California. I was born in Whittier and raised in La Habra.

About Me

My hobbies included: being there and being with my friends, playing basketball, or wrestling and sparing with friends and family. I love being active, because if I am not doing something I get bored easily. So that why I love sports because of the fact you have to be fully focused on it or you aren't going to do well. When I am with my friends I love to listen and include my own opinions on what ever subject. If the subject get inappropriate I change the subject by asking one of them about something I know they like to talk about, if that doesn't work I ask them to change the subject. Most of the time though I know it works, and they think I am a really random person. I became a eagle scout at fourteen years old, while I was attending the scouting program at my cousin's church. My cousin and I both became and eagle scout at the same time, because we work on it together the entire time. My interests also include practicing martial arts with my dad. He started me in martial arts when I was in the second grade, and since then I practiced with him. I can take my own dad down now when we rough house. I have had one real job in my life. I worked at Savers thrift shop for a 7 months before receiving my mission call.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon at first because I was born into the church. When I was a little boy I used to find church as a bothersome waste of time. That was because all my friends would tell me all the things they would do over the weekends, we're as I had one day of fun compared to their two. It wasn't until I learned how important it was to attend church, to be baptized, and receive the priesthood. I learned all that when I was 10 because of my older cousin would brag about being a priesthood carrier. And I really looked up to him. So I asked my uncle, his dad, how I could get the priesthood? I was told to pray about the church, if I felt it was right then I should keep doing what Jesus would do, and then when I was old enough I could receive the priesthood to if I had a faith in what I was going to receive. So when I first recieved my priesthood as a deacon, I went and told all my friends at school how I had the power to move mountains just like Jesus had when he was on the earth. Because of that I was made fun of for a really long time for a little kid, but I always had faith that I still had the same power Jesus had, and this only made me feel like I was closer to him. I felt that way because I had always heard the stories of Jesus and any and all of his followers were really mistreated. So that where I can my testimony of the church as a little boy, and have work with it and devolved it though the years I have been in the church. The church has help my family and me. I had made mistakes a long the way, but I know that there is the power of repentance.

How I live my faith

My first calling in the church was being called as the teacher's president. I was young and had no clue about what a teacher's president. I was really glad that my bishop helped by telling me what the duties of a president of the teachers quorum's responsibilities were. I was honored to have been called and tried my very best at making sure the teachers were doing everything they were supposed to be doing. I attended every BYC to represent the teachers. My next calling was the second councilor in the Preist quorum. As the second councilor I didn't have as many responsibilities as the first councilor. That was until they asked the second councilor to attend BYC along with the first councilor. After a year passed, I was made the first councilor of the priest quorum. I than felt like I had all the responcilibities like I had when I was the teacher's president, now that I was the highest authority that I could possibly be at my age. Which meant I need to do everything I can to get the priests to go home teaching with their home teaching companions and also get them to the sacrament table on time. After soon time and some work my bishop and I was able to get them to do their priesthood duties. But when the time came on my 19 bitrthday, they released me from my last calling, because I was now working towards going on a mission. So that's my list of my callings. As a home teacher since I was a junior companion, I have always gone with my dad home teaching to our families. When the church boundaries change I was assign a new senior companion. For the first year, no one called me or told me of my new companion and I was really busy with my schooling doing AP and honor classes, plus my sports and choir to realize that I should of gone home teaching. I than asked my bishop who was my companion was, because my companion moved, I was reassigned to another person. This new companion was very good at fulfilling all of our appointments with me.