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Hi I'm David

Father of seven, husband of one. I work as a lawyer, and serve as the current Bishop of our ward.

About Me

I was born in Northern California but have lived in Southern California nearly all of my life except for a two-year period when I lived in Hong Kong serving as a missionary. I love baseball (especially San Francisco Giants) and spending time with my family. I also love music, I play the drums, piano and sometimes when we are really desperate at church, the organ. I am the oldest of seven and always new I wanted a large family. Luckily, I married the woman of my dreams and we have been blessed with seven children of our own. Raising a large family is never easy, (or cheap) but at the end of the day totally worth it. Professionally I work as an attorney specializing in civil litigation.

Why I am a Mormon

Although my family has long been part of the church, despite my upbringing I too found that I needed to be converted. At a very early age I found myself drawn to the scriptures and a desire to understand the mysteries of God. Due to the then small number of other Mormons in our community, while at a very young age I found myself being teased and made the object of ridicule by classmates at school. These experiences tested me greatly but helped forge my faith. I have always felt that I could talk to God, just like I could my own Earthly father, and as I faced these early tests I turned to Him. I found out then, as I have since found out many times since that our Heavenly Father truly, truly loves us. As I have progressed through life I have found a deep satisfaction in reading the Book of Mormon. Though I have read it many times, this divine book continues to strengthen my belief in the divine nature of the Savior Jesus Christ and the fact that He loves all mankind, everywhere. I love this church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that my beliefs have continued to bless not only my own life but the lives of my entire family. The greatest joy I have experienced in my life has been knowing that I can be with my family forever.

How I live my faith

In addition to my full-time job, I serve as the Bishop of our congregation. Being a Bishop is a lot like being a full-time minister or pastor, except I have no specific training in theology, and I am not paid instead working strictly as a volunteer. Serving as a Bishop has allowed me to serve the people of my congregation at their highest highs and their lowest lows. It has truly given me an appreciation of just how much God loves each an every one of us, and the reality that he truly is our Father, and we are His children. Finding time to serve others is hard especially when you add the mix of a full-job and a large family, but at the end of every exhausting day, I take satisfaction in "mourning with those who mourn," and "bearing one another's burdens."