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Hi I'm David

I'm English and a retired Analytical Chemist. I am married, have five children and three grand-daughters.

About Me

I am, firstly, a husband, father and grand-father. Even though I retired from my occupation some years ago, I will not retire from these positions! Because of disability I am limited in the activities I can do, and the time I can invest in them, but I enjoy family history research; photography; reading (mainly history); listening to music; watching documentaries on TV, and participating in Church related activities.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always felt that there is a purpose to my life, our small blue planet and the universe we are a part of. I consider that the existence of it all could not merely be an "accident". Having been trained as a scientist and spent all my working life in careers where the scientific method is paramount, I continue to believe that there is a creator and a purpose to life. This may surprise some who read this explanation of Why I Am A Mormon....a scientist believing in God? Well, many do! I have found that science and religion can be complementary, and beneficial too - they are definitely not mutually exclusive! They have both enriched my life and my comprehension of the purpose of life, the environment around us, and what I need to do in my own life. Since I was a young boy I have enjoyed studying the word of God, and have found the additional scripture provided by the restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ a further piece of the jigsaw puzzle in my personal understanding. Being a member of the Church has brought the words of living prophets to my ears, as they voice their witness of Jesus Christ, and the Good News that he brought for all mankind. That has meant a lot to me. Why am I a Mormon?.......because I believe in a purpose to life, and the Church helps me understand the plan that Heavenly Father has for us.

How I live my faith

My faith influences the choices I make in my everyday life. I try to think, "what would Christ do", when making those choices that affect the direction my life is taking. Everyday I try to read the scriptures and pray with my family (far from perfect on this!). I believe both have a good effect on the way I conduct my life, especially in relationships with others. I attend our local congregation of the Church and am involved in helping with the use of technology in Church meetings and activities. I also produce the Order of Service for Sunday meetings and assist at the local Family History Centre. Most of us in the congregation have the opportunity to serve one another in some capacity.