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Hi I'm David.

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Utah, USA.

About Me

I am married, have one daughter and three sons. I have one granddaughter and one grandson. I play the organ and piano. I enjoy reading books about electronics, math, music, gardening, the French language and culture in France. I served as a missionary in Paris, France.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since I was eight years old. I have known since I was very young that this Church is true. The reason I know this is that I have prayed sincerely--after reading the Book of Mormon-- to know if this Church is true and if the Book of Mormon is a second witness to the Bible testifying that Jesus Christ is our Savior. I have had sweet, peaceful feelings in my heart, and a warm, tingling sensation throughout my whole body in answer to my prayers,and I know that those feelings have come as promised in the Book of Mormon to all those who seek a witness from God to know if the Book of Mormon is true and to know that God loves us and still speaks His will to living prophets today. I have a strong desire for everyone in the world to find this peace and happiness that I have felt in my own life. I know that we can be together forever as families if we follow God's true plan of happiness for us and obey His commandments. Please talk to the missionaries of this Church and meet some of the good members of this Church to find out how you can know for yourself the truths of this gospel or God's plan of happiness.

How I live my faith

I have played the organ for Church meetings every Sunday for most of my life. It brings me great joy to be able to share my talents with others in this Church. I visit neighbors every month to ask how they are doing and help them in any way that I can be of assistance to them in their needs. I attend special, fun activities like meals in our ward (or our community's Church) every three or four months. We have clean entertainment provided by our members of the Church after these meals. I enjoy the friendships we have with our neighbors there. I give service in a welfare cannery when asked for help to provide food for those families who are in need, members or non-members of this Church.

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

David.
This is called a tithe, or one-tenth, of our annual increase (income). This law has been in existence for a long time. Even Abraham, an ancient prophet of the Christians' Old Testament found in the Bible, paid one-tenth of his income to Melchizedek, King of Salem. More details about this is mentioned in revelations found in the Latter-Day Saints' Book of Mormon (in Alma, chapter 13, verse 15). These tithing funds are used to build Church buildings and temples throughout the world. The clergy do not receive any pay for their service. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

David.
Reading the Book of Mormon and the Bible will help you find answers to many of the problems you experience. If we pattern our lives after the way Jesus Christ, our Savior, taught us how to live and treat others, we can truly learn how to become less selfish and treat everyone else with kindness and bring peace to the world. People throughout the world need to treat each other with more patience and kindness. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

David.
There are no restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join the Mormon Church. Show more Show less