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Hi I'm Wurzel David

I'm a pilot. I'm a homeschooler. I'm an engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband going on 13 years and father of one daughter and one son. I love engineering and work writing software for telecommunications. I'm a certificated flight instructor and love flying and teaching. I'm also an A-licensed skydiver, open water SCUBA diver, NRA range safety officer and instructor, and pianist/organist. (Cover your ears.)

Why I am a Mormon

As my children grew past around 5 years old, I started to see that the "cafeteria-style" collection of religious and philosophical ideas I'd gathered from various places simply wasn't a firm foundation suitable for raising children who are honest and courageous and act with integrity. As I was starting to see this need in my life, God answered by sending me the same message from multiple directions at once -- a school teacher who happened to be Mormon, a neighbor, our local missionaries, and an online acquaintance. Each of these people, without being aware of the others, shared the message of the Gospel in their own way and encouraged me and my family to read the Book of Mormon for ourselves and pray to know it's truth as the word of God. We did, we felt it, and since then we've been enjoying the many blessings of being part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. God has truly blessed our lives and made our family even stronger.

How I live my faith

I love attending church every week. As a youth advisor, I'm supposedly the one teaching lessons about the scriptures and Gospel principles, but the truth is I always learn a lot from the youth in my group. I'm also their Scout leader, so we get to go on many activities like camping, cycling, hiking, and other great outdoor adventures. At home my family likes to pray and read scriptures together in addition to the many other activities we enjoy together. We have so much fun with our kids we have chosen to home school them. I'm also fortunate to be able to work from home many days. It's fun because life isn't partitioned into "work" vs "school" vs "church." Writing a talk for church is also a writing assignment for school. Sometimes my kids can help me with items from work. We're very close and enjoy our time together.

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Wurzel David
Church meetings occur weekly on Sundays and consist of three segments: Sacrament Meeting, Sunday School, and Quorum meetings. Anyone is welcome to join us for worship on any Sunday -- just drop in! You can find your closest meeting house by searching on this site. Worshiping in the Temple is done voluntarily by members as often as they choose. The Temple is the House of the Lord. Any of our Heavenly Father's children are welcome to enter the temple if they are willing to meet the standards He has set. These include regular church attendance, paying tithing, taking care of our bodies since they are our personal temples for our spirits, and generally keeping God's commandments. Members of the church who wish to enter the temple are interviewed annually and issued a Temple Recommend if found worthy. Show more Show less