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Hi I'm David G. Ward

I am a child of God that was fortunate enough to be born into the LDS Church. My wife is my ETERNAL companion.

About Me

I am now retired, having worked most lately as a lab tech. for both Thiokol ATK and Monsanto. We have been issued a call to serve as a senior couple at our home mission, the Logan Utah mission serving in the Preston North Stake. I have been involved in many occupations, most of them as part time work which I feel helps me to relate to many diverse people. Six children have blessed our lives, two of which have returned home to our Heavenly Father, however we feel blessed to have had them and the love they brought to us along with the knowledge of their guaranteed return to our Heavenly Father. Both my wife, Suzanne, and I have had health issues that have been difficult to overcome. I would not wish these issues on anyone, but I would not trade the learning and growth that we have experienced from this for anything in the world. Our faith in blessings and prayer has been magnified exponentially through them. We have a large garden, a small flock of chickens, a small green house a fair amount of fruit trees and the ability to process the "fruits" of our labors. We love to try something new every year in our garden and share the produce, and the process of storage of our produce with our family, neighbors and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because I was born into the covenant of a home that was all Mormon. This was a placement that I was fortunate to be blessed with. However, being born into a home of Mormons does not give you a testimony that what you have been born with, is actually true. Every member eventually has to seek on his or her own whether it is true, or not. At least if you want an answer to that question. This becomes your own personal conversion. I have listened to many testimonies of other people, and have been deeply touched by the emotion that these testimonies can evoke in me. But, however great those testimonies are, it cannot become "my" testimony. I eventually had to do exactly what Joseph Smith did. I sought out the answer for myself. I did not have a vision, nor did I expect one, but I received the confirmation of the truth of this gospel through that experience. It has happened more than once since then which re-affirmed what I was given before. It is true. I cannot deny it. It was a burning from within that was real each time. The most recent was an answer from God that the path that I am now on as a Senior Missionary Couple serving our Lord and Master Jesus Christ was what we should be doing right now, and not some other time or place. Every member, and perspective member must do this, or I do not feel that their testimony can be born inside them and nurtured into maturity as it should. God is not to be feared, but loved. His promises are absolute and are binding contracts through Christ our Savior.

How I live my faith

I worked many years in law enforcement in our community. I tried to do my job in a way that did not reflect negatively on my proclaimed religious beliefs. In a small community, it is easy to compare what you say against what you do. After changing jobs for something that paid better, I still tried to serve the community by volunteering as a search and rescue member, and also as an EMT on our ambulance crew. Having become a Ham operator as a church calling for emergency communications, my wife and I also volunteered with our local Homeland Security organization for emergency communication. I have been involved with the scouting program having served as scout master and other affiliated positions in the scouting program. I have had other church callings that gave me the opportunity to serve our youth by being a teacher of principles that build strong and ethical men and women. My wife and I have served and are still serving as a visiting teacher and home teacher combination to check on the welfare and spiritual health of people put in our charge. Most of these are single families with multiple challenges. I helped our Bishops idea of a Ward Olympics of multiple events by planning, participating in and