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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Temecula, CA. I compose music. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I write music, act, sing, have awesome dance skills, and I like to cook. I enjoy playing the piano or playing acoustic/electric guitar and singing for ladies. I studied for a year at BYUI and loved it there, although it ws quite the bubble! I enjoy nice and genuine people that give people their time. I enjoy people who practice what they preach, and don't just say stuff to look nice or seem like it. I like people who are real. I also like being real. If someone doesn't like me, it's their problem-not mine. I don't particularly care what everyone thinks of me because I know who I am and what I want out of life. I love educated people, and I love learning new things and becoming more informed in different areas. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet, witnessing the Father and The Son in two different beings. I know that the Plan of Salvation is true, and that I will live again after this life. I know that my Savior died for me, and atoned for the sins of the world, bearing all forms of grief in order to fulfill the law of Moses. I know that my Redeemer lives, and that He will come again as a perfect being to reign upon the earth. I know that this gospel is true, and I am immovable in my belief. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I feel happy when I'm at church, and I can feel the spirit when I'm there. When I go to another church, which I have done several times, I can feel the difference, and I know that the Spirit isn't there. I am a Mormon because I believe that Joseph Smith was visited by God the Father and His son Jesus Christ. I know that He was directed by Heavenly Father to restore the same church that Christ set up. It's His church, not Peter's or Matthew's or John's or the Pope's or anyone else. It's The Lord's church, and I know with a surety that it's true. I have had experiences spiritually which have furthered my beliefs into knowledge. I am a Mormon because I know that my Savior died for me and rose on the third day and was resurrected. I know that He lives, and that everyone who passes beyond this Earth will live again through that same resurrection. My Savior concurred death and directed the boy Joseph Smith to restore His gospel. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always trying to be a light. I want light to show through me that others might be drawn to it. No, I don't "glory in myself" but I want to be used as a tool in the Lord's hands. I also follow the advice my Grandpa gave me before he passed away which was, "Live to be easily loved." I think those words will come true as I strive to become like my Savior Jesus Christ, and try to live His teachings. I accept the calling to be a pianist, a speaker in sacrament meeting, and I accept the call to be a missionary for this church. I don't complain about my callings, and I am glad to receive one because that means to me that my Savior has use for me. I try to always be kind to the people around me, and I try to think of my Savior at all times because I know that when He atoned for me, He was thinking of us the whole time. I owe Him a life of servitude, whether that be a leader or a pianist. Always willing to do His work.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

David
Our purpose on Earth, along with the answer above, is to learn. Not only academic and scholarly things, but to learn of Him and seek an understanding of His gospel. He wants our hearts and minds to become clear, that we may be more in tune with His spirit so we can learn and progress. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

David
God isn't going to take away pain or suffering. If we don't know the sour, we will never know sweet. If we don't fail, we won't know success. Even if we are perfectly obedient, that doesn't discount our need for trials and battles because we learn through trials how to depend upon our God. We learn that He is always there, helping us and guiding us along. Even if we have hard lives, if we turn to Him and look at everything around us, we see that He has been there the whole time. He doesn't keep bad people from offending or hurting us, either physically emotionally or spiritually, because everyone has their agency-their ability to choose. And they will live with the consequence of that action, and it may not be in this life. But when we are abused by others, we also have a choice. We can choose to be angry at God and reject Him, or we can turn to Him, and accept that He can help us, strengthen us, and move us along. Possibly forgive someone, or forget about something. Our Heavenly Father will sometimes "hold out" on us because, I think, He wants to see if we will obey Him when we aren't rewarded. If we are loyal or a mercenary. Do we only do things for blessings or do we do them because we love Him and want to obey Him? The way we conduct ourselves when we don't receive blessings demonstrates our willingness to obey. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

David
Being a Mormon is wonderful. I love standing for what I know to be true. I love helping others see what we're supposed to do here. I love knowing why I am here. I love having a clear heart and mind with one purpose; to become like my Savior Jesus Christ. We are taught a lot of things to help us become more like Him. I love having a plan for my life. I know where I was, where I am, and where I am going, and I'm not scared. I know that He is there guiding me along His path, and no, it isn't an easy road. Is is straight, yes, but narrow. We are expected to do a lot of things, but when we know the truth, and we understand why we are held to such expectations, we see that it was never a sacrifice, but a way for Heavenly Father to bless us more. Show more Show less