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Hi I'm David

I love biking to the Bountiful Temple. I love missionary work and the service that it renders. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a great love for athletics, but also testing my body and its physical limits. I've done many long distance runs. The furthest I have run is only 18 miles; however, I would like to do a marathon before I leave for my mission. I also thoroughly enjoy food. Gotta say that is the one thing that is a great motivator for myself. I'm big in athletics because if I wasn't I would be big else where. Some of the things I like to do are bike, hike, wake surf, go sailing, hunting, reading, running, listening to K-Love, sing while washing dishes ( which I have to say is quite fun :) )and just be with family and friends. Heck I wouldn't do half these activities without family. So I am preparing to serve a full time mission in Mexico! It's pretty exciting. What's cool is that all my buddies are going on missions and it just gets me so excited to go and serve also. I will be honest I am a little nervous because a fear of mine is being somewhere where I can't speak the language or converse with others. So most of my day consists of me trying to learn Spanish, and I know that as I practice and stay obedient to Gods commandments I will be able to learn the Spanish language the way that the Lord wants me to.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon? It's pretty simple. I chose to follow Christ and His example. I choose to do what's right. I choose to forgive and forget. I choose to repent speedily. Why I have made all these choices. Its because I know my Father lives. I know that He is a loving Heavenly Father and I want to get back to Him, and I can because of my Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement. I know what it feels like to be far from God and let me tell you its a scary world when you have little hope for yourself. I know pain, I know sorrow, I know what it feels like to be alone, and it is truly terrifying. But because of my testimony of Jesus Christ I now know that I am never alone. One Sunday I was preparing to go to church and the thought hit me that all my friends are and will be going on missions which means I won't see them for a very long time. This thought caused great discomfort to me even though I knew they were leaving to serve the Lord. Well I went to church and I was asked to bless the Sacrament. So we sang the hymns and prepared for the blessing, and right as I kneeled down to give the prayer on the bread the thought entered my mind "David you will see them again." This hit me so hard I had a difficult time keeping my composure while at the Sacrament table. Right there the Holy Ghost testified to me that I would see my friends again. I don't know if that'll be this life or the next, but I don't care because I WILL see my friends again. My Savior Jesus Christ has given me this opportunity to be with those I love as long as I am obedient to the commandments of God and strive to do whats right. So I WILL see my friends again because I AM going to keep the commandments of our Heavenly Father forever.

How I live my faith

The way I live my faith...one of the things I have learned is that everyone makes mistakes. Thus making us all sinners. However the difference between a Saint and a Sinner is the fact that a Saint repents of his or her sins and moves on. Whereas a Sinner just lets the sin rot their spirit. So for me when I do something wrong I try to repent as fast as I can because as I let the sin sit unrepentant it just opens a door for Satan to wreak havoc on my spirit. I don't want that. I have divine potential, everybody has divine potential. But when we open ourselves to the adversary, we open ourselves to failure. I don't fail, I succeed. So when I do something stupid or wrong I use the Atonement of Jesus Christ and I repent of my sin or sins, which enables me to walk on in life with a smile but it also helps the person I have hurt get up and move on with a smile also. Also I have really worked hard to make the sacrament sacred and special to me. Some of the ways I do this is to pray before I partake of the sacrament, but I also try to listen to the prayer and its meaning. When I get to give the Sacrament prayer on the bread or water, I like to read the prayer before I give it because it prepares me to give the prayer in a manner that is sacred for this ordinance. What I have found in doing this is that when I do partake of the sacrament I really do feel a peace and comfort. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ atoned for my sins, your sins, and everybody else's sins. He suffered for all the stupid and dumb things when he himself never did anything wrong. I love him and I try to represent his goodness as I bless the sacrament and when I partake of the bread and the water.