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Hi I'm David

I'm a scientist and a seeker of truth. I'm a Mormon who believes that there is great potential for good in the world today.

About Me

From my earliest years I have been interested in the sciences. In the 1960's I worked in environmental laboratories, in the 70's I worked in classified government defense laboratories and on NASA research projects. After receiving my PhD in biochemistry I worked in world class research laboratories with a focus on biotechnology and pharmaceutical R&D. The last 20 years of my career were in management and executive positions with worldwide responsibility for government approval of new vaccines. After a 40 year career in science I can say that the more I learned the more I realized how much I did not know, or for that matter how limited man's finite knowledge is relative to that of the greatest scientist in the universe, our creator. That simple knowledge has motivated me in recent years to seek wisdom from a source that is available to all men who recognize that they don't know it all. I am a seeker of truth that comes through humble prayer and opens a personal conduit to spiritual knowledge through the gift and power of the Holy Ghost.

Why I am a Mormon

Those who hear about the restoration of the church originally established by Jesus Christ through the prophet Joseph Smith should quickly recognize that if this message is true then it is one of the most important truths they have ever encountered. In my case, I did not know the truth for sure until after I read the Book of Mormon, pondered the message deeply, and prayed with sincerity to know the truth. Once I had the spiritual witness that the Book of Mormon was true then everything else seemed to fall into place quite naturally for me. I now know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Lord restored His church with living apostles and prophets on the earth today. One of the great truths the Lord revealed to the prophet Joseph is that the light of Christ is given to every person who is born on the earth. Those who harken to that universal influence for good will eventually come to the Father irrespective of their religion, even if they did not know of Jesus Christ. To me this is a most profound truth and confirms the fact that God is our loving father in heaven who has prepared a way for ALL his children, not just a few that attend a certain church, to return to live with him eternally. That is a bright message of hope that needs to be shared with all the world. It is the reason I have left the work place to go wherever called to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I find amazing opportunities to receive great happiness through serving others. For example, I belong to a great brotherhood of men who are more concerned about their family, the poor and the needy, and in helping others than in climbing the corporate ladder, and yet they are still very successful in their careers. The Church is widely recognized for its humanitarian service throughout the world and I have personally participated in relief efforts such as those following hurricane Katrina. However, as a former bishop in the Church I have also been privy to countless hours of selfless service performed by members of the Church without outward recognition. It is this type of quite service that has been most impressive to me. The Bible’s definition of pure religion is “To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27) and this is what I see as a fruit of the faith. I continuously witness members of the Church striving to stay unspotted from the changing standards of the world by rejecting sin while at the same time loving the sinner and teaching repentance through faith in Jesus Christ. The family is central to our faith and with my superstar wife we have taught the gospel in our home to our eight children who are now all married to wonderful companions. We have 20 grandchildren and I can attest to the truthfulness of the verse in the third epistle of John that states: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”