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Hi I'm David

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Australian male of english decent, Grandfather born in the UK, father born in Australia. Very ordinary upbringing. Did not enjoy formal education as such. Enjoy work(my parents will laugh) and fell in love with motorcycles as a teenager. I grew up being an outdoor person with swimming being so popular in the tropics as I grew up. Church was not such a big thing in my teenage years. My parents joined the church when I was a small child, I was baptised at around 8 years. Bought my first computer when Tandy had a TRS 80 colour computer that used to store programs and data on cassette tapes. Some times my wife is not sure of who is the greatest love of my life. She is.

Why I am a Mormon

Basically born and raised a Mormon, I have no desire to be otherwise. In my life I have seen other life styles and witnessed the experiences of others enough to know the difference. I have lots of experiences were the spirit has prompted or supported me in making decisions or doing some actions that make me want to continue in this way of life. You know when another car is indicating that it is turning around a corner but the spirit says wait and the car does not turn the corner but drives straight through. Had you driven out you would have been involved in a serious accident. Someone is looking out for me.

How I live my faith

I have functioned in many callings in the church but never as a Bishop or Stake President although I have worked closely with both of these positions over the years. As a Priesthood holder I consider it my duty to be helpfull to others and lift and encourage them in all good things. Example is a very powerful tool that is often over looked. I want to live my life so that it is an example of a Christ like attitude. Being sensitive to others is a very good start. I have found that thinking about how someone feels goes a long way to being able to communicate affectively.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

David
As latter-day Saints we live pretty much the same as others. Kids, dogs, work, fun, problems and all the regular stuff. What makes a difference is attitude. Eternal life does not begin when we die. Right now we are living in eternity, and everything we think and say and do is either slowing us down or helping us toward exaltation. I know that perfection is a long way off, but I am enjoying the pathway there. I have down days too. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

David
Living the principles is one way to test them out, then listen and feel for a spiritual confirmation of the truth of that concept or principle. Communication with the spirit are not always words but more often feelings of comfort or satisfaction. Described as a warm feeling or a feeling of inner piece. Show more Show less

What is the Church's position on abortion?

David
Abortion can be a health risk. There are rare cases where abortion is acceptable. Consider that this is another person who could come into mortality. Show more Show less