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Hi I'm M. Dave Salisbury

Dual service US Military Veteran with an eclectic background.

About Me

I just completed my second Master's Degree in Adult Education and Training through an online university. I am now pursuing my Doctoral Degree in Organizational Psychology and Management. I have six grandkids, no children, a marvelous spouse, and a very 'Grand' life.

Why I am a Mormon

As a Chaplains Assistant in the US Army I got to study many different religions, before this I studied religions, I also find it fascinating what religious motivations has done throughout history in changing the course of events. One of the most important aspects of any religion is how the individual members are motivated to live their religion and studying this aspect has driven some wonderful conversations. Why I am a Mormon, is simple, I chose to be one and choose every day to continue to be one.

How I live my faith

Basic Five: 1. 2X's Daily Personal Prayer; 2. Daily Personal Scripture Study; 3. 2X's Daily Family Prayer; 4. Daily Family Scripture Study; finally, 5. Weekly Family Home Evening. Since we are new in our ward in Mesa, we do not have callings or Home/Visiting Teaching Routes so participation in church meetings, being prepared for each lesson, and meeting my daily obligations is crucial to living my faith.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

M. Dave Salisbury
A testimony is knowing something, it can be anything. In the LDS Church sharing what we know to be true does two things, it strengthens the person bearing the testimony and it enhances the testimonies of those struggling with the same issue to find new ways to approach learning and growing. Some people bear a testimony in the hopes of moving from believing something is true to knowing something is true. Some bear testimonies of gratitude. Testimonies are deeply personal and there are no wrong answers. Show more Show less