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Hi I'm David

I'm a Son and Brother, a College Student, Missionary in Russia, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

How should I describe myself? How would anyone describe themselves? Born and raised in Miami.. I graduated high-school last year, attended BYU for half of a year, and now I'm going on a 2 year full-time mission! I leave in June of 2014 to Russia.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon, because I chose to believe it. I chose to live up to God's standards, his commandments. We learn in scripture that "if you love me, keep my commandments." I love my Heavenly Father, and his son Jesus Christ. It's my love for this Gospel that keeps me going. If I didn't believe it, why would I live it? Without Christ's atoning sacrifice for us on the cross, all mankind would not be saved. When life is challenging, I pray. Without Him, I am nothing. But through His power, I have faith that I can accomplish anything He sets on my path! I was raised this church, but just because you are raised in something doesn't mean you have to believe it! But I chose to do so. Because I knew it would be the right thing, and the best thing for me. When I read the Book of Mormon for the first time on my own, I need this had to be true. If you read in Mormon Chapter 7, it says that main purpose of the Book of Mormon is to persuade you to believe in the Bible! If you believe in the Bible, you'll believe this book. They work hand in hand. But test it out for yourself! Don't take my word on it. This is a church of dedicated service, friendship, and love for our Savior Jesus Christ and all he does for us! Without it, I wouldn't be the person I am today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by the actions and decisions I choose to make, and the way I meet new people everyday. I know I could never live my faith if all I did was attend church on Sunday! What's the point of that? Church on Sunday helps give me confidence and reassurance that what I'm doing throughout the week is to be more like the best example, Jesus Christ, in everything that I do. The most important thing I believe in, is that we need to love everyone we meet! I feel like the greatest thing we can do for each other is to try and see each other for who we are and what we have potential to become. I love the interesting stories that everyone has to share. I feel like everybody has a story and I have found that know matter who shares their experiences with me I usually walk away feeling inspired. People are interesting because we are all so dynamic. I think thats what makes this life so great. I have seen with my own eyes that when we share love, compassion and understanding with one another we do have the power to move mountains.