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Hi I'm David

I'm from Canada, but I'm spending two years of my life in Africa to serve the Lord and the people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 19 and I recently graduated from college. I studied political science and economics as well as mathematics. In high school, I was the valedictorian of my graduating class and I played on the school volleyball team in my last year. I love to learn about history, cultures and people. Travelling has always been appealing to me, as I am given the opportunity to discover new and interesting things! I dream of visiting Italy and Greece. I speak three languages: English, French and Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, but I have been able to acquire a testimony of my own through personal experiences. I know that Jesus is the Christ, that he loves me and that his Atonement can truly apply to me and to others. I have seen this in my life as I have sought to take advantage of the peace that comes with being forgiven. I know that Joseph Smith really did see our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ. He translated the Book of Mormon, which is a valuable guide in my life. I hold a special place in my heart for the New Testament and the stories of Christ's earthly ministry.

How I live my faith

I will be serving a mission in three countries in Africa (Republic of Congo, Gabon and Cameroon) for two years starting in December 2016. I leave behind my family, my friends, my education and my lifestyle to serve the people and testify of the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Visiting with members of my congregation has always been a rewarding experience. To learn of their faith and their perseverance in the face of adversity is always uplifting.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

David
An important part of Church doctrine is the principle of agency. We are able to make our own decisions. The Church does not endorse one political party, and members are free to chose which party they associate with or support. Despite the perception of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as conservative, it is not always the case. I, for one, lean to the centre-left. I do not believe this conflicts with my faith in Jesus and his Gospel. Our desire to foster Christ-like attributes should extend into the political realm as we respect the decisions made by others in regards to their support for political parties and love them regardless of whether or not we agree with them. Show more Show less