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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a husband, father of five grown children, grandfather of thirteen, brother, cousin and uncle. I have been married to my wonderful wife for forty-six years and we are both blessed to have large extended, loving families, and many friends. I am a very blessed person. I grew up on a farm in southeastern Idaho. Although I enjoyed some aspects of farm life, with dairy cows and crops that required constant tending, our family was “married” to the farm, and it didn’t take me long to realize that I wanted to do something else to provide for my family. I became interested in law enforcement and, a week after I graduated from high school I arrived in Washington, D.C., where I worked for the FBI and attended college. I recently retired after working as a police officer, deputy sheriff, and, for the last 30 years, as an attorney representing law enforcement agencies. My wife and I have looked forward to serving a mission together and have recently been called to serve a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

In the community where I grew up, most of the people were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been a member all of my life. However, there is often a point in your life when you have to find out for yourself what you really believe, and I have gone through that process. I have a personal testimony that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that this is His Church, and that we are blessed as we strive to follow His example to love others and live His gospel.

How I live my faith

My life experiences have given me an opportunity to see how important it is for us to willingly serve and support one another. I am active in my ward and I try to keep informed about who needs our love and support. Sometimes all it takes is a phone call and my life is more blessed than those I serve.