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Hi I'm David

I am retired from delivering newspapers. It was a job my Dad did before I took it over. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I paint fine art in oils. I volunteer many times a month for local Red Cross family disasters. I repair and rebind old books at a family history library. I collect old books. I was a U.S. Air Force F4 fighter navigator/weapons system operator. I teach a class on writing your own personal history. I have five married children and seventeen grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon. I needed to find out if everything I learned about Mormons was true. I checked out all the sources I could find. There were lots of strange stories out there but I knew my parents and relatives weren't weird so as a young man I finally read the Book of Mormon and prayed. My prayer was answered and my prayers have continued to be since then.

How I live my faith

I visit four widows at least every month at the local retirement center. I served as the local Mormon Bishop for five years. Now I teach a Sunday School class. I am now headed to Zambia to share how Christ's atonement can bring peace.

What is the priesthood?

David
I think of the Priesthood as the authorized use of faith. Our Heavenly Father wants us all to learn and live on earth by faith. We all can live by and use faith daily, whether we are Mormon or not. It is by Priesthood power, being authorized by God that God's purposes can be achieved without any confusion. The Priesthood brings order to saving ordinances such as baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost and blessing those that are ill. Show more Show less