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Hi I'm David

I love the mountains. I'm a student in mathematics. I'm an only child. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Ever since my childhood, I've loved the mountains. I often went hiking with my parents and always loved exploring mountain rivers and streams. Though I don't have the free time I did as a child, I still go to the mountains when I'm seeking solace and peace. Climbing to a peak, exploring a new trail, and running endlessly in the foothills ever fills me with joy and wonder at the majesty of God's creation. I'm currently a college student studying applied math and economics at Brigham Young University. I love understanding how people think and how the world works. Upon graduation, I want to do research that will help protect families from disintegration and divorce.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have seen and felt the power of Jesus Christ change my life. There was a time in my life when my actions weren't in harmony with Christ or his teachings. I felt self-conscious and awkward and at times felt friendless and alone. When I was 14 years old, my mother urged me to take a seminary class at our local high school and, after moderate prodding, I accepted. Though I thought I knew all I needed to about God, my faith in him began to grow as I learned about his plan and teachings from the scriptures. I wanted to have faith like I saw in my peers, so I began reading the scriptures. For the first time in my memory, I felt deeply that he loved me and wanted me to change and be happy. I felt love and joy like I had never before experienced and as I felt that love, my faith in myself began to increase as well. As I prayed, I felt forgiveness and relief from past transgressions and deep-held regrets. I wanted to be my best for Christ's sake. I can attribute all of my successes--whether scholarly or otherwise--to the decision to follow him, and will be forever grateful therefor.

How I live my faith

I believe that joy in life comes from building friendships and helping people. In my local congregation, I'm the leader of a group of men, where I help oversee efforts to administer help to people in need. We make sure that everyone in our congregation is visited each month to offer help and spiritual strength. I try to be a friend to everyone I meet. I believe that since we're all children of God, we should all care for each other. I have found that the best solution to the busy stress of life is taking time to forget about our worries and help our family, friends, and loved ones, for such soothes our souls and fills us with peace.