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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Southeast Arizona. I've found joy in watching beautiful music and service change people's lives for the better.

About Me

I grew up on a farm & ranch in western United States. As a youth I loved sports, music and was active in school and church leadership & service opportunities. I enjoyed a church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) mission to Uruguay. Much of this mission was spent involving musical groups that promoted the good name of the church. I'm a retired choral music educator, professional bass player, motivational speaker, and have loved working with youth. We enjoy the blessings of eight children (3 boys, 5 girls) and forty grandchildren. We have strong testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ and of the truth of forever families. My wife and I are currently serving an eighteen month church mission in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission, assigned to the Polynesian Cultural Center..

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon church, and have been very active all my life. I received a solid answer to prayer during my first year of college, when I prayed to know if this church was true. It is true, for sure! I then resolved to try to pattern my life after the Savior's life, and to try to do and say what He would have me do and say. It has been a life style that has brought much joy and Peace to my life, because of the Savior. Beautiful music has affected my life and other's. I've loved watching them change for the better through the magic of good music, when the Spirit touches their heart. Prayer continues to be a strong and important of my daily life, knowing my Heavenly Father knows and loves me personally, and has known me for such a long, long time..

How I live my faith

I consider Mormonism a lifestyle. Our family has regular family prayer, scripture study and weekly Family Home Evening. We attend church regularly and serve in various ways in our church. I've enjoyed much leadership service through the years, in church and community. We attend our temple regularly, and even work there. We love being busy in service opportunities and helping others. We try to do what Christ would do, and try to see others as He sees them.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Through the loving Atonement of Jesus Christ, we are able to start over, become clean, full of hope. We can Choose to Become the very best we can be, and live with Him and our family. His love is rich and deep...and He loves us "anyway", if we just try. I'm grateful He never gives up on me. :) Show more Show less

What are Mormon temples used for?

Inside the temple we find true Peace through service, as we Dream the Dream and Choose to Become the very best we can be. :) Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

They'll show you the true Plan of Happiness...and you'll love it! :) Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

This is a wonderful Plan A...families can be together forever...happily. What a great gift and blessing! :) Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

What a beautiful Plan of Happiness for each and all of us! :) Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jesus Christ is my Savior and friend, and I gratefully worship Him daily. His loving and caring sacrifice has made it possible for us all to live with him forever, including my special family. I try to do and say what He would have me do and say, and I've found that to be the way of true happiness. :) Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

The "Mormon" way is a happy way of life. Try it...you'll love it! :) Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

He did! Read about it in the Book of Mormon...it will touch your heart and change your life! :) Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

It's our privilege to do this...and we love to give more than 10%. Blessings flow back to us from the windows of Heaven. :) Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

As you pray privately and personally, the Holy Ghost will whisper in your heart and mind and tell you the answers to your prayers and concerns. It's a wonderful gift. :) Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

We strongly believe families are forever, and we want no empty chairs for our heavenly family. We currently have 8 kids and 40 grandkids...and we love it! We've lost some grandkids thru physical death, and we look forward to the day when we can see them and be with them again. It helps me want to try harder each day to live right. :) Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

I've met and shook the hand of President Monson, and I KNOW he's a prophet of God! :) Show more Show less

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

Jesus Christ is my hero...the true Prince of Peace and King of Kings. My happy heart is full of gratitude for his loving sacrifice to each of us. :) Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

I love reading the Book of Mormon every day. It brings Peace to my heart and soul, and inspires me to always want to be the very best "me" I can be...to Choose to Become. :) Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Come and see...you and your family will love it...it's like coming Home! :) Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Ask the missionaries...or ask a Mormon. They'll be thrilled to help you! :) Show more Show less