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Hi I'm David

I'm a husband, a father, a half-Korean Medical student, and I love to learn about other languages and cultures.

About Me

I am a young husband and father trying to figure out what I want to do with my life and learning about healing as a medical student. I've been able to live in different parts of the world and it's given me a vision for what there is out there. After coming home from a two year mission to Cambodia, I thought I wanted to be a doctor and help people overseas. Earlier this year, that dream became a reality as I have started my journey as a medical student in Houston, Texas. I realize at age 26 that I'm still discovering who I am. I love to learn languages. I've been fortunate to learn both Korean and Cambodian. I'm hoping to continue to learn languages throughout my life so that I can connect to people in their native tongue. I am a husband to an amazing, kind, special gal named Emily. I am a dad to an awesome little guy named Joshua. I'm a son of a white father and a Korean mother. I am a brother. Most importantly, I know that I'm a son of God. While the journey of my life continues to be unexpected, these core things of who I am don't change. And neither does this fundamental belief I have: I believe that people can change. I believe that the world can change. Through Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church or, in other words, have been a Mormon my whole life. I grew up learning about what the Church teaches and having a lot of Mormon friends. When I moved to Korea, I was in a small international school with a smaller population of Mormons. I think it was during those years that I experienced a lot of growth and obstacles regarding my faith and whether or not I was going to live it. In high school, I was back in the US and had more friends who went to church with me on Sundays and shared the same values I did. But I still felt drawn to what the world had to offer. By that time, I knew in my heart that what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taught was true, but I didn't have the commitment or experience to really know how to live the teachings. When I was 19, I knew that it was time to get ready to serve a mission. It was then that I became converted to Jesus Christ. I always knew that what my religion taught was right, but in order to teach that to others, I needed to live what I taught and not just fake it. For several painful months, I found myself struggling with letting go of worldly things that kept me from becoming the missionary I wanted to become. It was in those pivotal months that I came to know Jesus Christ personally. I came to understand that He loved me and really was my Savior. And that made all the difference. I know that following the teachings of Jesus Christ brings happiness. And that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Currently, I live my faith by trying to build others and learn from them as well. I'm realizing that we live in an increasingly complex world where values and philosophies are broad and varied. So I try to live my faith by being very transparent about where I stand. I believe that I have the right and the privilege to share what I believe with others. I try to have daily devotional to feel close to God. I then try to influence my close circles of friends and family. As I experience things, I write in my blog and share with the world (that I can reach) how I'm feeling. I try my best to live my life with principles of kindness, love and humility. I want to learn from others and I believe I have things to share as well. I serve in my local church unit by working in the Sunday School. I love teaching. My role is to support teachers in their assignments to teach the various classes and age groups at church. I realize at this point in my life that life can be more rich when I turn my life over to God. This is something I struggle to do at times, but I find that the titles of husband, father and medical student become more enriched when I precede them with the title of son of God and disciple of Christ. I live my faith by making mistakes and sinning regularly, and striving to repent whenever I do. I try to develop a closer relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ by following the promptings of the Holy Ghost in faith and keeping God's commandments.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

The Mormon prophet today is a man named Thomas S. Monson. He has served as an apostle of Jesus Christ for 50 years and has sought his entire life to connect with God and do as God would have him do. His life is a life full of service. We don't worship Thomas S. Monson, but we recognize that God has chosen him, as He did in ancient times with Noah, Abraham and Moses, to lead His children on the earth on our journey back to him. We refer to Thomas S. Monson as the President of our church. He is supported by two counselors and 12 other members in a quorum (unified group) of twelve apostles. These men recognize that it is not they, but Jesus Christ who is at the head of our church. They prayerfully and dutifully serve Him and seek His direction in carrying out the affairs of the church. Show more Show less