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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Fife, Scotland and worked as a Master Baker/Confectioner/Cake Decorator until I retired. I am a Happy Mormon

About Me

Father of two, one of each, and happily married for over 50 years. I was the youngest of 8, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. It was a busy household, as you can imagine. I was brought up in the Church of Scotland, we all had to go to church every Sunday, bible class, Sunday School etc. It never felt quite right, I had a lot of questions that were never answered. I married my childhood sweetheart, she also had been brought up heavily involved in the Church of Scotland. We moved to another town, for work, and one night, we had a knock on the door, and it was two Mormon Missionaries. Our lives changed that night, as we had lessons and attended meetings, more of our questions were answered, and we felt it was right. We were baptised 6th Nov 1965 in Edinburgh at 1.30 in the morning in the company of our Missionaries and President David B Haight who later became an Apostle. We found ourselves under a lot of pressure from our families, and eventually after a few years we fell away from the Church. We never lost our Faith or our Testimony, and the longer we stayed away the harder it was to come back. But in 2013 my daughter was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, lupus and osteoarthritis, and it was awful watching her in pain. I talked to her about getting a blessing from the Priesthood, which I knew would help.. Before we knew where we were, we were caught in a whirlwind of events, and then I found myself Baptising my daughter. I am back where I belong.

Why I am a Mormon

I know this is the true Church, I know that God lives and is our Father in Heaven. I know that Jesus Christ lives, and through his atonement our sins can be forgiven and we can have eternal life.I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, who, under the guidance of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, restored the Church of Jesus Christ to this earth, so we may have the Gospel in it's fullness, and a Church organized the same as the original Church. We have so much to look forward to in this Church, all the Blessings our Heavenly Father bestows upon us, all the promises and covenants made, not just by us, but by Him also. The opportunity to be with our families in the eternal life, a chance to have more joy, love, peace and happiness than this world could ever offer. Knowing that if we repent our sins, we will be forgiven, knowing that the Words of Wisdom works and we should all follow its advice for a healthy life. Knowing that if we pray to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, He will listen. He knows us all perfectly, yet loves us all unconditionally. If we pray, study the scriptures and keep the commandments, He has a place prepared for us within his Kingdom. All we need to do is hold tight to the rod of iron, and endure to the end. And the journey can be so rewarding, so joyous and happy, as we travel with our fellow Saints

How I live my faith

Now I am back in the Church, I have received my calling, I am Second Counsellor in the Branch Presidency. It certainly keeps me busy. I attend study classes during the week, home teaching, accompanying the Missionaries visiting investigators, as well as Branch Council meetings. I am always on call, and get many calls of help when a member is ill or having troubled times, I use my Priesthood to give them healing or comfort blessings. That is a very satisfying part of having the Priesthood, it allows me to serve others as Jesus Christ himself served while here on earth. We Mormons are Temple building and Temple going people, and although it is a four hour journey to our nearest Temple, we try to get there every two or three months, and spend two solid days working there. Our First visit after coming back to Church was only a few months after our 50th wedding anniversary, and we were sealed together for all eternity in the Temple. That was very emotional for us both, and for everyone from our branch who was with us. Next time we go our daughter will be endowed then sealed to us for all eternity. I have Church books that date back to the 1960s, but these days I am trying to get used to all the technology that we have, which makes the Scriptures, study aids, videos and websites available to everyone.Using this technology has enabled us to re connect with the Missionaries who taught and Baptised us, after over 40 years. They were not in touch with each other, but they are now!! Talking via email with them has done so much for my wife and I, strengthened our Faith and increased our Testimony, as well as theirs. It was reconnecting with them that prompted my wife and I to start talking about the Church again, and re-evaluating our Faith. This was what led me to talk to my daughter about a blessing for her pain, which drew us all back to the Church. I truly believe that Heavenly Father decided it was our time, and put all these small miracles into place to ensure our return.