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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Texas and now live in Utah. I started my own business in 1990. I am happily married with 5 children and 1 grandchild.

About Me

I run my own business and spend as much time with my family as possible. I enjoy hiking, bike rides, fishing, camping and anything outdoors. I love music and play guitar for my own enjoyment. I also love sushi and fine foods. I live in a great neighborhood and associate frequently with my neighbors and friends. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and enjoy serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I attended a Presbyterian Church with my mom each Sunday. I was often confused with what was taught about God having no body, parts, or passions. I had a very difficult time understanding my relationship with such a being. As a young teenager I lost my father. He was a wonderful man, who did many good things for many people, but he did not go to church nor did he profess belief in God. Soon after his passing, I attended a church meeting and the minister said that it didn't matter how good a man was, if he died without accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior he was going to hell. From that time on I stopped attending church and became an agnostic. The idea that a God would punish a good man by having him burn for eternity did not seem like a God that I was interested in knowing. I also wondered about the souls of so many others who passed away without even having the chance of knowing Christ. I lived a hard life over the next few years--not caring much about anything but having a good time. It was when I learned of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that my life changed. Little by little my questions were answered and the power of the Holy Ghost testified to my heart and mind and to my very soul in an unmistakable way that what I was hearing was the truth. I learned that God is my loving Heavenly Father and that He cares for all His children. I learned that He does have a body of flesh and bone and that he embodies all the good qualities of the noblest passions. I also learned that everyone would have the opportunity to learn of and accept Jesus Christ--whether in this life, or in the next--and; that we will all be judged by a perfect judge based on our actions in relation to our knowledge, our desires, our freedoms and our circumstances. I learned that I will have the opportunity to be with my family forever. This truth has changed my life and given me a joy beyond measure.

How I live my faith

I serve in my church as a member of a Bishopric overseeing a ward (group) of college age students. Each Sunday we meet with these young men and women and help them to serve in their own capacities--as they instruct and visit one another and strengthen each other in Christ. We oversee all programs and help facilitate church and extracurricular activities. Students often visit our homes for dinners, spiritual discussions and games. We also visit them in their homes during the week to check on their well being, to help where needed and to leave a prayer as we leave. I am never burdened by this service. In fact, I find that my energy level increases as the Holy Ghost works through me to help others. I also find that time spent with my family is of a higher quality and that I receive more strength and guidance at work.