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Hi I'm David

I am a husband and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like spending time outdoors. I enjoy running, snow skiing, golfing or other activity that keeps me active.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found the happiest times in my life have been when interacting with my family. My oldest child is off to college and although I miss him, I know he should be there. I have 6 children still at home. Having seen my oldest child leave, I cannot imagine that all that time and experience together would be meant to not last after this life. There must be more to this life than just this life. I believe the teachings to help me and my family be together after this life are found in the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Knowing that I with my wife and children can be together after death gives me great comfort. I love them and am happy when I am with them.

How I live my faith

One of the ways I try to live my faith is by following the principle taught in the Bible of loving your neighbor. My neighbor is everyone around me. As such, I try to be honest in my business interactions, I try to be kind to others and treat them how I would like to be treated. Another way I live my faith is by sharing what I have learned. I am a teacher of a youth bible study class. We study the bible every day for 1 hour before they start high school. We start the class at 6:15 AM every day there is school. Although the hour is early, I find enjoyment in helping them learn about Jesus Christ and the teaching he taught.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

David
It is impossible to put into words the full meaning of the Atonement, which is the most important and most transcendent event in the history of the world. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, the Savior atoned for our sins. This is the good news for all people! We can’t fully understand how Jesus suffered for our sins. But we know that in the Garden of Gethsemane, the weight of our sins caused Him to feel such agony that He bled from every pore (Luke 22:39-44). Later, as He hung upon the cross, Jesus again felt the weight of our sins even as He willingly suffered painful death by one of the most cruel methods ever known. Jesus the Christ, page 462 states, “It seems, that in addition to the fearful suffering incident to crucifixion, the agony of Gethsemane had recurred, intensified beyond human power to endure. In that bitterest hour the dying Christ was alone, alone in most terrible reality.” The Savior tells us: “For behold, I... have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer... even as I.” (Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-17) Jesus Christ did what only He could do in atoning for our sins. To make His Atonement fully effective in our individual lives, we must have faith in Christ, repent of our sins, be baptized and confirmed by one having authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, obey God’s commandments, receive sacred ordinances, and strive to become like Him. As we do these things, we can return to live with Him. Show more Show less