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Hi I'm David!

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I currently live in Western Massachusetts.

About Me

I am a working professional in the city of Springfield, MA. I am married to a miraculous woman and have two (2) wonderful Australian Shepherd Retrievers that do a great job keeping us happy and busy! We currently do not have children, but we are hopeful and we pray real hard for the Lord to bless us with them. I love to learn of new things (especially from my wife), such as cooking, historical people, places and things. I love and appreciate nature and animals. Before joining the Church, I never knew how great it was to submit oneself to the genuine affection of a puppy's wet kisses! I love to discover new things. Growing up, I never read a lot or came to take a moment and appreciate everything around me. I love to keep it simple, and stick with the fundamentals. A lot of the world's greatest mysteries, that nations seem to spent a multitude of resources on, can in fact be solved by asking very simple questions, that of course are also answered by very simple questions. "Are we children of a Heavenly Father (God)?"..."Absolutely" [smile!] "Is it possible for Him to speak with us?"..."Yes, of course!". Before becoming a member of the Church, I never knew what 'real joy' was until I came to realize who I was in the eyes of our Heavenly Father, and what he wants me to become of him. He wants to forgive us, He wants us to become like him, He wants us to have joy, and most importantly, He wants us to pray...and speak with Him. Therein lies happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I love my family (you), and I know that good resides in everyone of this world. And it is possible (for all of us) to return to our Heavenly Father's presence. I am a Mormon because through the LDS Church you learn to be educated, and you learn to love. You receive a fulfillment of the scriptures and you understand and receive personal revelation from our Heavenly Father. There is no greater thrill than receiving an answer to all of ones questions, no matter how hard they are.

How I live my faith

Life is so fast-paced and it is hard, but if one is well balanced in his/her personal responsibilities, and keeps it simple, progression is inevitable and eternally rewarding! When someone becomes a member of the LDS Church, they learn that it is all about family. And since I have finally learned this, I make sure that everything I do within the Church is full of love and compassion for others. I diligently seek service opportunities for those I know and do not know, and I pray for missionary opportunities wherein I can share the blessings that I have received from the Church to other people, who may know little truth about the Church, or its restoration to the world.

What is being a Mormon like?

I have been a member for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ("LDS") for only a short period of time now, and it has been an absolute joy for me; however, the change has not been easy. I am so grateful for those who have helped me find this Church, and it is my hope that this answer will help another in need of what they are looking for. I was born and raised in a family that practiced catholicism. While attending a private school I became an alter-boy, received my first-holy communion and confirmation. I grew up in a good family, with goodly parents of whom I love so much. It was not until I become a member of the LDS Church, that I really began to learn to love someone so much, that it brought me sorrow, and made my heart cry. To answer the question- in my humble opinion, being a Mormon is all about holding oneself to the highest possible standards possible, no matter the circumstance is. It is about continuously understanding that our Heavenly Father wants us to become just like Him. There is no greater joy than knowing that our Heavenly Father can speak to us, and he hears us yearn for him. He wants to forgive us, and wants us to be righteously victorious in this life. There is no greater joy than losing oneself in the work of the Lord, and genuinely binding oneself into the fabric and lives of others we love so much. It is my testimony to you, that we can become like Him, and as long as we choose truth and light, how great our joy will be. Show more Show less