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Hi I'm David Roberts

Born and raised in Utah. I love music and it follows me wherever I go. My passion is designing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the fourth of eight children born to my parents. Growing up I was constantly outside enjoying the sun. I remember my Mother telling me that I better play while I am a kid because I would have responsibilities that would take up my free time when I was older. So I took her advise and did whatever it took to play some game or organize the neighborhood boys to play some sport with me. We played football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and volleyball, but the ones that we really got into and played almost everyday were hockey and ultimate Frisbee. I also enjoyed playing with a hacky sack. My parents always encouraged me to include others so consequently I became interested in a lot of things. I mostly enjoy the arts. Music performing, dancing, singing, and drawing all catch my interest and use up all my free time. I loved having a big family as a child so when I married my wife we decided to have a large family ourselves. We have six children and are very busy fixing bikes, feeding friends, and working on science projects. This is just how I imagined it. We love camping and hiking and just plain enjoying life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with parents who were very active in the church. It was always a part of my life. When I was 16 years old I decided to mark my own set of scriptures. This is where my testimony became anchored. I would read one page at a time and then ponder what was most meaningful to me on that page and then I would decide how I would mark that page to remember what I was taught. I became so interested in my religion that I marked my scriptures for several hours a day for months until I finished. I have used those same scriptures that taught me, to teach others throughout the world. I taught with them in the Fiji Islands where I served a two year proselyting mission for the church. And I teach members of my ward with them every Sunday. And I teach my wife and children with them, encouraging them to mark their own scriptures so they can have the experience for themselves. The second part of my testimony came from a personal prayer that I had with my Father in Heaven the first week I entered the Missionary Training Center. I remember asking for direction and truth from on high. I felt in my heart and told my father in heaven that if he wanted me to serve my whole life in the church starting with my mission I would do what he wanted me to do. I received a confirmation in my heart as an answer to my prayer that It was right. So I marked that time in my life as a decision making event and I have committed to put God first in my life ever since. I don't know why, but at times it gets hard to move forward or to do what is right. Perhaps trials and doubt are meant to be a part of our life but I often reflect back to that time when I know I was old enough to make my own decisions and I remember how I felt so I put all else aside and I submit my will to God. I am always rewarded with peace and happiness after my trials and I love to live with the spirit in my life. At these times in my life I know that I am more with God then I am by myself. He makes me more than I am.

How I live my faith

My father is an institute teacher for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. I grew up marking my scriptures weekly while listening to the stories of the prophets taught by my parents. I have tried to be involved in the church and community my whole life. I have worked with the youth in our ward for many years. I have taught Sunday School lessons to the neighborhood children with my wife on many occasions. Currently I am a Bishop and I have found that the scripture lessons taught to me as a child are invaluable to me as I teach the members of our ward. My calling as a Bishop takes a lot of my time but I find that if I just live my life and include my family, friends and the neighborhood in whatever I am doing that it all works out. I have never had a calling such as this one that challenges me so much to give my time and concern, but on the other hand I have never been involved with so many people on such an intimate personal level. Since I accepted the calling as a Bishop I have learned to love people like I have never before.