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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Suva, Fiji and Seattle, Washington. I am a teacher.

About Me

I was born in Provo, Utah, while my parents were in college. Shortly there after, my parents and I moved to my father's native country, Fiji. Later we moved back to the US and my parents settled in the Seattle area. After graduating high school, I worked to save money to become a missionary. I serve as a missionary in Brazil. After that I went to college, married, and have been teaching elementary school for seven years. During my summers off, I work for the Forest Service, thinning trees, studying the forest, and fighting wildfires. I also enjoy coaching track, exercising, and being outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me as a member of the LDS Church and I have continued to remain in the faith because of the good feelings I feel when I attend church or study its teachings. I have also received many blessings due to the Church's organization. I had the opportunity to serve a mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During those two years, I was greatly blessed by getting to know and serve other people and learn more about myself. After returning from Brazil, I was able to attend two of the Church's universities and earn two college degrees. My wife and I were able to be married in a LDS temple, which brings a promised blessing of being able to be together with our children forever. As we were not able to have children, we were able to adopt a boy through the LDS Family and Social Services. He has been the greatest blessing to our family. We also continue to be blessed as we follow the teachings of the Lord and we learn about at church.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday. I study the Church's teachings, in the Bible, Book of Mormon, and other sources, with my family and by myself. Currently, my responsibilities in the Church involve coordinating missionary efforts at the local level. In the past, I have taught the youth, worked with the Boy Scout program, supported bishops in their responsibilities, coordinated church athletic programs, and taught children. On a personal level, though, I live my faith by keeping myself in check, so that when I interact with others, I will be able to recognize how the Lord would treat them if He were in my place.

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer. We believe that, because of his life and sacrifice, we can repent, be forgiven for our sins and mistakes, and be able to live with our Heavenly Father, Him, and our families once again. We believe that he leads His church today by revelation through His prophet, who is the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less