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Hi I'm David Kofoed

I grew up in the suburbs of Idaho. I love athletics, especially soccer and basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Soccer and basketball are two of my biggest passions. I love competing, and I love following my favorite professional teams. I spent all four years of my high school career on the varsity soccer team, and the last three years on the varsity basketball team. Although I love sports, I also love other outdoor activities, such as riding horses, swimming, and hiking the mountains of Idaho. Part of my love for the outdoors has been as a result of growing up on a small family ranch. I spent a lot of my childhood milking cows, irrigating fields, fixing fences, herding cows, and bailing hay.

Why I am a Mormon

Sometimes my peers say that being a Mormon will take away from my happy/carefree personality because I am asked to act in other ways than I would normally act. But, I have found that the gospel of Jesus Christ has done the opposite for me. When I live my faith I feel happier, and I feel that when I obey God's commandments I am free in spirit and in mind. There is a peace to being honest too yourself and God, and I find that peace by living by my faith. For example, because I am a Mormon, I have committed to avoid using harmful substances to my body. When I do this, I feel confident that I can pray to God and ask Him to bless me when I compete in sporting events, or when I need physical assistance to complete any task. As the scriptures say, the truth really does set us free. When I live by my faith, I feel complete and confident.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to act as Christ did. Christ was kind, patient, loving, and selfless. I work to acquire these attributes by going to the Mormon church every Sunday. Each day at church, I have a chance to recommit to being a better person and living the commandments of God. Also part of my church attendance, I was given a calling by a leader in our "ward", or the members that come to that specific church building. Because I love participating and competing in various activities, I was asked if I would serve with some of my friends by planning fun Monday night activities for the young adults. I gladly accepted. Now, every Monday night, we have planned activities the build friendship and have good wholesome fun. I am also part of a "young mens organization" in the Mormon church. WE do various fun activities, including scouting, camping, doing service, playing sports, and just having fun in general. We feel close knit in this group; I have always felt that I had my leader's and friend's support. Together we have fun while living God's commandment. This is the true path to joy. I love being a part of the Mormon Church.