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Hi I'm David Tolman

I have been in the church all of my life and raised by parents strong in the gospel and grateful for that.

About Me

You can call me DJ. I enjoy running, movies, snowmobiling, hiking, swimming, video games, camping, and above all I love to go and water ski during the summer. I am currently serving on my mission for the Church and I enjoy every moment of it, and I have grown in my faith throughout this experience and I can't say it is the easiest thing I have ever done but after all is said and done I am grateful for it. I went to college a little bit before this experience (calculas was brutal). Beyond that I am a normal person I guess, not much to say beyond that.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate enough to be born into the church with parents that believe in God and wanted to pass on that faith to my siblings and I. And so I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ all because of my parents. But I have remained true to the faith not just because of me parents, although they have been a huge support for me, but there came a time that I had to start to nurture my belief and to in a sense grow my own faith. It took me a long time, but as I started to make descisions on my own that I felt would help me find out things for myself I would turn to the scriptures more and I would listen to other people about their faith as often as I could. But dispite all the exposure to these various beliefs I was always drawn back to my faith, not because of comfortability but it was more from me praying to God on a regular basis. And granted it did not happen over night, but little bit by little bit, I was able to really grow in faith. My parents got me started on the path long ago, but God kept me on it till now.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to learn more about it and trying to grow closer to God all along the way. This does not mean I am anything other than a normal human being, I still want to have fun and all of that, but I know that I can enjoy life and still follow the parameters that Christ has set for us. I make time so that I can really study from the scriptures, I found that is the best way-at least for me- to learn more of how I can feel God in my life. I find that the family is a place where if Christ is the central focus all the members of that family will benefit very much from the priniples of the gospel, and grow closer than they can in anyother way. I try to fulfill my responsibilities within my church, once again I am still a normal person, but I still can live my life and live by faith at the same time.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

David Tolman
I am a missionary right now and I believe that the mission is a great experience that has helped me grow in my faith as i have taken the time to try and help others grow in their faith. And though I would encourage any one who has the desire to go to do so, no one should feel obligated to go and serve. It is a discision that should be strictly between you and God, if you want to go but are nervous don't worry God will help and enable you. The chance to serve is a blessing, but nobody is forced to go, and no one should feel they will be judged if they don't make that choice. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

David Tolman
From what I understand. We cannot make it back to God on our own, because we will make mistakes throughout our lives we cannot come back to God on the merits of justice. And because of that the only way that we can be granted mercy is through a mediator, which is Jesus Christ. Since we cannot make it on our own, Christ took the burden on himself and paid the price of justice, so that if we take the steps to repent and come unto him to the best of our ability we will be allowed mercy and be able to return to God again through Jesus Christ. Show more Show less