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Hi I'm David

I love sports. I'm an avid fly fisherman. I wake surf. I fly drones. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Northern California. Ever since I can remember I have been spending the summers in Montana. In Montana, I have learned and loved to water ski, wake surf, fly fish, hike, cook, and spend time with family. I love sports! I love to watch them, play them, and coach them. I also love to edit and create films. Any place with adventure, I naturally go towards.

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I can remember, I have been attending church with all of my family. This gospel has brought me such great joy, happiness, relationships, and many blessings. I cannot imagine my life without it. One of the strongest testimony building experiences of my life occurred while I was on a Mormon service trip in Belize. On one of the nights, I got the chance to go on splits with the missionaries. One less active woman we visited changed my life. She cried and explained to us how she had lost her husband, son, and job within a few short months. I remeber reading a scripture to her about Christ's love for all his children. The spirit was the most powerful I have ever felt. I could not help to smile. In that moment, I knew that this is the true church and that I had to do my very best to prepare to serve a mission so that I could bring this joy to others.

How I live my faith

Right now I am attending BYU provo, where I have been blessed to be surrounded by church members that are my same age and have my same interests. The environment of BYU is so positive and encourages me to live my faith through setting an example to those around me and giving selfless service to those in need. Recently, I was called to serve in the Brazil Porto Alegre mission where I will be serving the Lord and his people for two years. In order to prepare for serving the people of Brazil, I live my faith through daily prayer, scripture study, fulfilling my calling, home teaching, and trying my hardest to have Christ like thoughts and actions.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is like the bible in that it is another testament of Jesus Christ. It contains the writings of ancient prophets. The first prophet in the Book of Mormon is Lehi. Lehi was commanded by God to take his family out of Jerusalem and to travel to the promise land or the Americans in 600 B.C. After Lehi's passing, his descendants continued to keep record of their history, which make up the majority of the Book of Mormon. These descendants tried their best to live the gospel and follow Heavenly Father's plan for them. Christ appeared to them after His Resurrection, and taught him his gospel and formed a church among them. From these records, we can learn about many teachings including Christ's atonement, Christ's love, and the importance and blessings of keeping his commandments. The Book of Mormon concludes with the promise that those who read it with a desire and sincerely pray can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true. Show more Show less