Hi I'm Drew
The tech world has always been my home. I hacked my first server at 14 I completed a major IT certification at 17 and the pattern has continued for years I now work as a management consultant redesigning organizations in the IT industry. I'm deeply committed to my field and work, and love what I do. But would I give all this up for anything? Yes, I would. And I have before. I completely got out of tech once, for two years, so I could volunteer as a church missionary full-time. To understand why I did this, and would do it again, you need to understand why I am a Mormon.
Why I am a Mormon
When I was a teenager, I wanted to know what the truth was in life. Is there a God? Will this all end when I die? I didn't know, but I determined that I was going to find out what the truth was in life and accept it. I read the Book of Mormon twice, the New Testament twice, a few hundred pages out of the old testament, attended church regularly, and then decided to pray to know if it was true. And then I got my answer. I knew, on my knees, at seventeen, that the Book of Mormon was scripture, that Jesus was and is the Christ, and that my soul would live on after I died in this life. I've regularly studied the scriptures since and striven to live the life that my savior would have me live, and I work daily to keep doing this.
How I live my faith
Through classes at church, I regularly teach the Book of Mormon and the Bible to people who are interested in learning more about it. I also regularly discuss religion with friends of all faiths, and am open to having these discussions with anyone. Privately, I study my scriptures daily and pray often. I also do these things with my wife and three children, and set aside one night each week devoted to having a longer gospel lesson and fun activity with my family. While we have many spontaneous lessons and fun times during the week, this regular, rhythmic time together helps keep us close and is especially looked forward to by the children.