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Hi I'm David Sherlock

I was born in the south-east of England but since 2006 I live in Belgium. I love my rabbit, gaming, reading, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

In June I finished high-school and on September 3rd I report to the MTC in Preston, England to start my mission in the England -Leeds Mission. I love animals, especially my rabbit. Since I can read, I have devoured books. Right now my favourite genre is fantasy. I am fairly good with computers and enjoy playing strategy games on the PC and PS3. I also like to play Minecraft to vent my creativity. When I return from my mission I want to study pediatric nursing. It is often said that nursing like teaching is a calling and I think that is true and that I can contribute to the well-being of parents and children when illness strikes.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church, my mother's parents were converts and my father is a convert himself. Being raised in the Church does not mean you automatically have a testimony and I also had to find out for myself whether the Gospel was true or not. Seminary was an important tool for me in this quest. Through reading the scriptures and praying about it, I slowly developed my own testimony. I have now finished one year of Institute and I loved it. Through the Institute lessons my love for the Gospel deepened. It is not always easy to be a Mormon and to be different but I love the community we have, the friendship I have found not only at my home ward but also when I was abroad for a while. I have always been the only Mormon in my whole school (apart from my sister when we went to the same Primary School) but knowing that there are many other youth in many other countries living the same standards and having the same beliefs has helped me stand up for who I am. I am and have stayed a Mormon because I have a deep faith in the atonement of Christ and I have felt his love for me. The gospel also seems so logical, it answers my questions of who I am, where I come from and where I want to go to. It is comforting to know that, like in the days of old and in line with scripture we have a living prophet who is the mouthpiece of God on the earth. I love the idea that I never have to feel alone, that there is a Heavenly Father who cares about me with all my shortcomings and that He wants the best for me.

How I live my faith

Faith is something very real for me, it is something that brings the best out in me. It challenges me to do things I might otherwise never have done. I live my faith by actively participating in my ward. I like attending Institute, I go home-teaching with my farther to a friend/member of the church and we have fun talking about the lesson we teach. I do not like to be on stage but talent shows and other ward activities have always roped me in and looking back we always had fun preparing and participating. I liked attending the camps in the summer. In September I am going to serve for 2 years in the Leeds England Mission. I am really looking forward to helping other people come unto Christ so they, too, can feel His love and tender mercy. Through service I am sure I will become a stronger person and I am sure my testimony will deepen.