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Hi I'm Dave

I am a convert to the Church. I grew up in Salt Lake City in a good family with no religious ties. I was baptized when I was 19.

About Me

I am a married father of three wonderful children. My favorite pastime is doing anything with my wife and kids. We love to to be active as family and explore the beautiful areas in Utah. During the summer months we love riding bikes around our neighborhood, hiking up the nearby canyons, and going to the park. During the winter we love to ski (well, me and the kids like to ski. Mom likes to stay home and be warm). I am also a big sports fan and love to watch games when I have the chance. I love the Utah Jazz, Utah Football, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because when I take my family to church and read the Book of Mormon I just feel better about life. I have had some unique experiences in my life which make me know that God lives and He can be a part of my life if I desire him to. However, it is the small things on a day to day basis that constantly confirm that what I am doing is right. Whenever I find life getting extra stressful or challenging, I know that the answer to bring peace back is by obeying God's commandments and seeking his comfort through prayer.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith quietly, by just doing what I know to be right. My wife and children know I have a strong faith in God and that I look to Him to guide our family. My parents and siblings are not religious, and as a family we did not discuss religious matters when I was young. I think as a result of this upbringing I never got comfortable talking about religion, especially with people who don't share the same beliefs I do. Although my father is an atheist, he believes in doing good things for other people and was always willing to help neighbors, friends, and family. From him I learned that living a certain way is more more important than talking about how you are supposed to live. I believe that when I am doing things right, my testimony will be shown through my actions, and I won't have to tell people what I believe.