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Hi I'm Devin

I am a husband, future father, wakeboarder, snowboarder, green chile connoisseur, tax accountant and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in New Mexico. I have 2 brothers & 2 sisters.I have the best parents in the world. I was married in January of 2011 and absolutely love my beautiful wife and right now her pregnant belly! I snowboard & wakeboard. I love playing a variety of sports and can be a little competitive. I love working in my yard because it means I am out of the office. I am a tax accountant by profession and recently graduated from college. I served a mission in Santiago, Chile and long before have always had an interest in Latin American culture, both past & present. I love to be active and when I am not being active I enjoy time alone or with my family relaxing. I love to help people become stronger. To me there is no greater feeling than seeing somebody change into a determined, focused, and humble person. I am pretty easy going, but those who know me well know I have a witty and blunt sense of humor. I'm the funnest boring guy you will ever meet!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I decided to find out if what I had been taught was true, and I did. My parents are both LDS. My mom converted from Catholicism when she was 16 years old with many of her family members. My dad was raised by a faithful LDS mother and a dad indifferent to religion but a great example of a lot of moral principles. Growing up in an LDS household I experienced a close family relationship with my immediate family. We hung out together, played together, and had many fun vacations. My siblings are my best friends. We help each other out and push each other to grow. I love how my parents raised me. They made us make decisions for ourselves and to set our dreams and goals high. They gave us many rules, but didn't hide us from the world, and were very quick to forgive. Growing up I believed that what I was taught. I never found living commandments uniquely practiced by our faith as an unbearable challenge. When I was 15 I decided to be a typical high schooler. Most of my friends were not Mormon, but I love them. I made some bad decisions and saw many more bad decisions made by those around me and close to me. In these moments I pondered most I had been taught about God. If what I was taught was true, then there were a lot of reasons to not participate in a lot of the typical high school activities. I came to a point where I had to know for myself what was true. I decided to read the Book of Mormon for myself. It took me a year, but I still remember the peace that I felt as I read and asked God on many occasions if the Book of Mormon was true and translated by the prophet Joseph Smith. I have never had any "large" spiritual experiences, but I feel I have become closer to my Heavenly Father & my Savior Jesus Christ one day at a time. This has come through much prayer, scripture study, fasting, service, and various activities. I am a product of time and consistency. I love to learn more about others' faiths and continue to learn more from my own.

How I live my faith

I love home teaching. It is like being assigned to be a guardian angel. It is fun and the joy of always having people you can help is amazing. Home teaching is pretty much having a couple of families that you and a companion are assigned to care for, especially their spiritual needs, and also providing a means for them to have temporal, physical, and emotional help. I also serve as the Young Men's secretary. This is fun because I am still young and part of me is slow to grow up. We do various fun activities and being with the youth is entertaining. It feels good to be involved in helping teenagers through what can be confusing and challenging years. We meet once a week and the youth plan their own activities and get to interact with one another. One night a week I play basketball at a local church building. People from the local wards and even more people who are not of our faith come to exercise and play a couple hours of ball. I also play in basketball league through the church every winter. Aside from callings my wife and I try to attend many activities that usually involve lots of food, we help people move, and assist in a variety of service projects We also try to regularly serve people who have passed away in the temple through proxy baptisms and other ordinances.