Hi I'm Derrick
I was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and moved to Omaha, Nebraska about a year later, where I've lived pretty much alI my life. I enjoy doing just about anything, from camping and sports to school and gaming. I plan on getting into Chiropractic Research because I love working with my hands as well as playing with graphs and numbers.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up Catholic because all of my family was Catholic except my mom, who was baptized into this Church when she was 18. As I grew up with the presence of the Church, I would occasionally accompany my mother to her church meetings. With time I felt something pressing me from inside and after convincing my father to allow it, was baptized on Jan 12, 2002. After years in the Church, I've come to know that that pressing feeling was God letting me know this was all true, and I still have that feeling thriving within me today. Being in this Church I've come to truly know not only who Christ is, nor merely that He died for my sins and to release me from death, but EVERYTHING that He has to offer me, and what I must do to receive that for myself
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
For me, This is simple. Prayer is my opportunity to unify myself with My Heavenly Father. I cannot change God so that he wants what I want. He is unchanging. But he can change us if we let him. Here's an example. You may not like snickers, but if I asked you "okay, if I could make you want to eat a snickers, would you eat it?" well, of course you would! This is what God can do as we pray He changes us to want what he wants, so it becomes so much easier for us to do as he wills.
How I live my faith
I try my best to be an example for all of those around me. I feel like I have a duty to be someone that others can look up to, be they members of my church or not. We have been commanded to become as Christ, and I've taken that to heart.