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Hi I'm David

I grew up in the U.S. States of Washington and Utah. I like making art, reading and just having fun in general, I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm the third child of eight in my family. I love all of my many brothers and sisters and am grateful that I can be a part of my family, even when things can be crazy with so many kids. When I was little my parents got divorced. That was really hard for everyone in my family, it still is, but over the years my siblings and I have always been generally happy and well taken care of. Our parents might not be together but we know they both love us and we love them and each other in turn. In that way I think I am very blessed. The greatest happiness I have ever felt comes from the relationships I have with my family. My older brother and I have been reading, drawing, and building Legos together for about as long as I can remember. We still nerd out pretty often. I also ran track for four years of my school experience, which I enjoyed a lot. In high school I helped to found an Ultimate Frisbee team which was crazy fun. Now I'm a pre-engineering student at Utah Valley University. I'm excited to see what the future holds and I think that is a big blessing too.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family so I've been Mormon my whole life. And I've always believed in the things that I have been taught. I've never really had any doubts about the truthfulness of this church and it's teachings. For a long time though I have had some major doubts about myself and my future.This may have started when my parents got divorced, but it really grew because of how of wrong choices I had made. I had to go through some hard things, but afterwards I knew that the things that had been taught since my childhood were all true. I know all the more surely because I had tested them in my life. Today I can say proudly that I am a Mormon and I know without doubt that this church is God's kingdom on the earth. I feel clean because I can repent and be made so by the Lord Jesus Christ, it is this miracle that gives me hope and strength to become a better person. I feel confident because I know that with Jesus I can overcome any obstacle. I feel happy because living the gospel brings real joy into my life. I also have had the great privilege of sharing what I believe with the wonderful people who live in Chile as a missionary for the Church, from that experience I learned that God has an intense love for every person in the world, that he knows them personally and that the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ and his teachings will heal, strengthen and bring immeasurable joy to all who humbly follow him. The love of Christ is truly the most powerful force in the Universe

How I live my faith

I love being an active member of my church. I attend a worship service every Sunday. These services are great. I love socializing with the others who are there, singing (often in a church choir which is a total blast) learning about God and the scriptures and enjoying the spiritual atmosphere of our worship places. All the way through High school and even in College we have special scripture classes we can attend during the week where we learn about the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the history of our church, and many other things. I remember when I started attending these classes that I wasn't very excited to learn about scripture, but ai have since grown to love learning the word of God and I now think it is one of the most exciting things to be educated about. We also have fun social activities throughout the week where we have fun together doing all sorts of stuff ranging from sports, to enjoying the outdoors to service projects.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

David
We believe that Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God, lived a perfect mortal life and then out of love for his Father and for all of God's children (that's all of mankind) suffered for all of our sins and experienced all of our pains and emotions so that we could be forgiven of our sins if we repent of them, and then died on the cross and was resurrected three days later so that we could also overcome death. All of this he did so that we could be one with God and live with him in his kingdom if we accept the atonement of Christ and follow his commandments. We believe that God has given us prophets, both in the past and today, to give us God's word and commandments so that we would know what we must do to follow Christ. Show more Show less