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Hi I'm David

I am an Eagle Scout. I enjoy playing sports and being active. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in California and raised in Utah. I am the third oldest of five children. I am an Eagle Scout. I ran track and field in high school and achieved Academic All State honors. I was Valedictorian of my graduating class and will be attending Utah State University after my mission. I am currently serving in the Philippines Cebu East Mission and I am the second person in my family to serve a mission. I enjoy sports and the outdoors. I am a car fanatic.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that the Book of Mormon is true because I have read it and then knelt down and prayed asking to know whether or not it was true. I received my answer in a remarkable way that I know was not a coincidence, but the very real power of the Holy Spirit. I personally know. As I have continued to learn more about this gospel, I am always filled with the Spirit testifying that what I learn is true. What does it feel like? It feels amazing, peaceful, and wonderful and I know that anyone and everyone can feel it too if they have the sincere desire to do so. The gospel is just so right and I cannot deny that it is the truth.

How I live my faith

I strive to keep my Heavenly Father's commandments as I know that that is what He wants me to do. I know that He gives these commandments for a reason, and that reason is that we may know true joy and happiness. They are not for His benefit, but for ours. He knows all things and we do not. We may not know all of the reasons of why He wants us to do something or why something happened in our lives, but He does. Therefore, I put my trust in Him and do my best to do all He asks even if it may not make sense to me at this time. For I know that He lives and that I will be blessed and taken care of if I do what He asks of me. For two years I will serve Him and others in the Philippines Cebu East Mission and hope that I will please Him.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

David
In order to obtain salvation in the kingdom of God, one must be baptized by proper authority. So what does that mean for the billions of people that have died without having that opportunity? They would simply be unable to enter the kingdom of God; however, God provides a way. Baptisms for the dead are performed by living people acting as proxy for those that have passed away. For the baptism, only the name of the deceased is used while the action is performed by the living person. The deceased person may then either accept or decline the work that has been done for them. We perform baptisms for the dead in order to give all people the opportunity to enter the kingdom of God. Show more Show less