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Hi I'm Dave

I grew up in the Chicago, Illinois area, but now I live in Utah. I'm a software engineer, husband, and father of three.

About Me

My wife and I have three children. I went to college to be an elementary school teacher, but dropped out and became a software engineer instead. It was hard to give up that dream. Not many things are more rewarding than giving the gift of knowledge. But I decided it would be easier to support our family with a different career path, and it's worked out very well. I still have lots of opportunities to teach in church.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the reason I serve. I like to 'lift the hands that hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees', and I know I can always improve. My siblings and I walked through many challenges together with our parents, and faith in Christ was the determining factor in how we dealt with it all. We forgave because he first forgave. And we also were forgiven. Now as my wife and I raise our own family, faith and forgiveness are again the determining characteristics of my life. I'm not perfect, and I can repent. My children aren't perfect, but they can repent too. And the Lord forgave me, so I forgive must them. I love the Book of Mormon. More than any other book, it has taught me about the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the promises made to those who are faithful all things.

How I live my faith

I have always served in my church, from coordinating cleaning our church building to conducting sacrament meeting. I've served in the Sunday School, taught children in Primary, taught the young men, and the grown men. I've also served in our Boy Scout troop. Right now I help oversee the six different young men's programs in our neighborhood. I like visiting with neighbors but I don't do do it very often. I usually get out to see them once or twice a year on different scout assignments.