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Hi I'm Devery

I grew up in Washington state-am currently a Speech-Language Pathologist-but will soon be a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Washington state with my family--I'm the 4th of 6 kids. I have 4 sisters, and 1 lucky brother, and currently I have 3 nephews and 2 nieces. I am a Speech-Language Pathologist and love my job! Sometimes I think that it isn't fair to everyone else, that I love my job so much! Every day I get to work with and teach children, often times, it is children who need the attention and love more than the others. I love playing my violin, and pretending to know how to play the guitar. Music has always been a big part of my life, playing and listening. Before my life as an SLP, I worked as a baker, and I have kept that love, sometimes baking as if there is no tomorrow. I also love to spend time outside, whether it is hiking, working, playing, or running. Very soon, I will be a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I can't wait to spend my time serving the Lord and sharing His gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? I am a Mormon because of everything. It is my entire life. I haven't ever had a big, life-changing experience that helps me to know what I know-it has always been something that has felt peaceful, and felt right. I know that Joseph Smith began as just a teenager, wanting to know the truth, but became a prophet of God, just like all the prophets in the scriptures. I know that he translated the Book of Mormon and that it is true. There has been a prophet on the earth since Joseph Smith, and there is a prophet here now, President Thomas S. Monson. I know that he truly is a prophet because of the feeling that I get when he speaks, and how the sprit testifies to me of him. Since my baptism and confirmation, the Holy Ghost has become someone that I cannot live without. He is there to help me through the hardest times, as well as bring peace, comfort, guidance, love, and happiness. Some of the greatest happiness I have experienced, is with my family, especially in the temple. Last year, when I was able to enter and receive the blessings of the temple, with my family present, I began to understand a little more, and began to gain a more eternal perspective. This life is very important. There is so much to learn and experience, however, compared to eternity, it is just a part of what we will get to do. The knowledge that I have, through the plan of salvation, is key. I want to, need to be with my family, forever. Why am I a Mormon? Because it is the way back to Heavenly Father. It is the way to eternal happiness.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I am in charge of the Monday night activities (family home evening) for all of us single adults, ages 18-31. It is not something I have ever felt like I am good at, but it has been a great opportunity. Because of our age, and our situations, activities are often the best way to get people together, and can be a great way to spread the gospel. We've been able to do a lot of fun activities, but mostly, I feel like I can be a part of building relationships within the ward, and encouraging unity. In the past, I have mostly been a teacher of various classes. When teaching my peers, I found that I learned more as a teacher than I ever have. Living in a singles ward is a little bit different than living in a typical family ward, but I like how we can be so different and individual, but yet still have the same core beliefs and standards.