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Hi I'm David

I'm a photographer, I love art history, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is David. I am a college student currently working towards a degree in Photography. My hobbies include photography, hiking, collecting various "historical" items, and doing things with family and friends. I have struggled with some medical issues during my life, but have been blessed with a strong, working body and thank God for it. Life is great!  

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that has been in the Mormon church for 7 generations and as I was approaching the age of 8, when I was to be baptized, I had just planned on doing so. My parents pulled me aside and asked me why I was being baptized, and when I said because you were, they told me that I would need to find a better reason then that. I would need to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon and the Church. My parents bought me a new pair of scriptures and I chose to finish the Book of Mormon before I was baptized. With help from my parents I was able to finish my goal! I prayed and remember so well the feeling that came, an answer to my prayer. The feeling was the same as the feeling I get when I am hugged by my parents. I felt warm in my heart and felt love! I was baptized and have not regretted the decision to this day. I am thankful for my parents decision to have me find out for myself, even at such a young age that it is true. Through my life I have struggled with health challenges. I have, through faith, prayers, and blessings by the laying on of hands by my Father, been blessed to live and have been healthy and able to live a normal life. Without the love of family and the power of the Priesthood I would not be in my current situation. I know that my Savior loves me and has been there carrying me through these hard times. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is for all men and I am so thankful to be living in a way that my Heavenly Father would be happy to see.

How I live my faith

I believe in Christ and the blessings that His atonement offers me. I want to share this blessing with everyone I meet! Even though I don't always tell those I meet about the gospel, I try to be a good example to those around me. In school, work, and in other activities I stick to my standards and others see it and understand why I do. As an artist and historian I am able to show my faith by the output of my work and projects. I have had many wonderful experiences combining these with my faith in Christ!

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I am not yet married, but I know that families can be together forever. When I first left for college a tragedy happened in our family. My nephew passed away 30 minutes after his birth. I had never experienced death before and seeing my sister go through such pain was almost unbearable. I cannot imagine how it would feel to lose your child. I know though as does my sister that families can and will be together forever! Someday my nephew and my sister will reunite and she will be his mother and him her son! God doesn't expect love to end at death! It won't! God loves us and wants the happiness we feel in this life to go on after we die and even get better! Through revelation and the power of God a husband can be sealed to his wife, not just till "death do us part" but forever! This sealing takes place in Temples and it is my goal to go to the Temple with a woman who I love and cherish and who shares the same love for me!   Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

President Thomas S Monson is the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator today! I have had the opportunity to meet him and know that he leads the church as God would have him! He is in tune with the spirit of God and we are blessed to have a Prophet!   Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

God has given us everything we have and no matter how much we do for him and for others we will forever be in his debt. By asking for 10% he is asking for us to "sacrifice" a little of the amount he has given us and in return he will bless us even more! Show more Show less