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Hi I'm David

I am a father of three. I'm a marketer. I am an avid sports fan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Virginia and grew up in Utah. After graduating from college, I went on to earn a MBA degree. I married the most wonderful woman in the world, who is also my best friend, and am blessed to be the father of three. I work in marketing for a large consumer packaged goods company. I have lived in Germany and across the United States--West, South, Northeast, and Midwest. I have been fortunate to travel to many countries and was alive to see BYU win a national championship in college football.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. I grew up attending church and was blessed with loving parents and a very happy childhood. I never doubted that the church was true, yet somehow took the implications of it for granted. As I have grown older and become a father, I now better realize the magnitude and implications of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so blessed to have the knowledge of who I am, the purpose of life, and where I am going. The answers to these questions provide perspective along with immeasurable peace, joy, and hope no matter how stressful work has been. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, loves each of us so much that He willingly suffered and paid for our mistakes to make it possible for us to return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father again as an eternal family. This means everything. I know that this is true and have felt His love in my life.

How I live my faith

My faith is simply part of my daily life. Since we have no paid clergy in our church, we all have an opportunity to pitch in and help out on Sundays and throughout the week. On Sundays, I teach Sunday School lessons about a variety of topics with the adults in our congregation. This year, our discussions focus on LDS church history. In the past, I have also helped support, organize, and teach the men in our congregation and I've worked with the young men and children too. During the week, I study and ponder the gospel topics that I will share on Sundays to deepen my understanding and faith. There are also always opportunities to help those in need with anything from moving furniture to providing a Priesthood blessing of comfort or healing. Each of these opportunities provide situations for me to put my faith into action. With each of these experiences, my love and appreciation for others increases as well as my resolve to become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ, who always went about doing good.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

David
We are all spirit sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. We all lived with Him before we came to earth. As part of a plan, we were sent here to learn and to grow and through the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ, our life does not end with death. We will all live after this life. If we follow the commandments and work to correct any mistakes we make along the way, we can be together forever as a family and live with our loving Heavenly Father again. Show more Show less