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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Illinois. I love participating in crazy sports and hold a Wisconsin state record in weightlifting. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy doing crazy things like paint balling, rock climbing, jet skiing, unicycling, slacklining, boxing, and Ripsticking. I also enjoy running, camping, exercising, blacksmithing, and other outdoorsy activities. When I'm not being healthy and doing something active, I can be found reading a book or hanging out with friends. Speaking of friends, I try to get my friends to participate in these events with me because doing any of these events is more fun when done with a solid group of friends. I'm going to college and am majoring in chemical engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, and I guess that's how I got started in the Mormon religion. But my reason of staying Mormon has grown to be much more than just being born into the church. I have done more than just listen and accept to be true what others have taught me; I've actually tried practicing the teaching for myself. For example, I was told that if I prayed to God that I would receive an answer. It might not be the answer I was looking for, but I would receive an answer. So, I tested that out. I tried praying about simple and maybe even silly things things like help to pass a spelling test or that I could make friends in school. As a result, I've been able to see answers to my prayers. They aren't always the answers I want, but I was told from the beginning that when I pray I wouldn't always get the answer I was expecting. I guess that's the biggest reason why I'm a Mormon: I know that it's true because I've tried it out for myself.

How I live my faith

I know that my decisions will affect me later down the road, so I try to make decisions now that will benefit me the most in the long run. So, every Sunday I go to church and listen to what is said, then during the week I exercise the concepts I learned on Sunday. For example, in church we have discussed the importance of family history. As a result, I am trying to find out more about my family history. Another example is in church the idea of getting a good education was impressed upon me. So I worked hard in high school to get good grades and am still working hard in college. These may sound like simple examples, but by small and simple things are great things brought to pass.