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Hi I'm Derek

I am a father of a family of seven, I have an interest in physics, and I am a mechanical engineer.

About Me

I am a father of a family of seven. My wife and I have two boys and three girls. I am currently serving as a counselor in the Elder's Quorum Presidency in our ward. I am a mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports, and I take interest in physics and astronomy.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, I was raised in the church and gained experiences that strengthened my conviction of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. At an early age I had a desire to know if the teachings I received from my parents and church leaders were from God. I studied and prayed with great earnestness to know if the Book of Mormon was true. Through the power of the Holy Ghost I came to know that the Book of Mormon is true, which is great source of comfort and strength for me. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ written by ancient prophets who lived on the American continent. I know that the Book of Mormon is one of the fruits of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

As a father my greatest responsibility is to my family. I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife and I dedicate one night a week as our family night. During our family night our family participates in activities that strengthen us as a family and strengthen our resolve to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I take time to study daily from the scriptures and offer sincere prayers. I find as I do so, my Heavenly Father blesses me with the guidance that I need to help my family and others.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. As I have studied the Bible, I have felt that same peaceful feeling that I have felt as I have studied the Book of Mormon. Of special importance to Mormons are the life, ministry, teachings, sacrifice, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, which are recorded in the Bible. The Church has recently filmed reenactments of the life of Jesus Christ and His apostles, which are true to the King James Version of the Bible. Just type in "LDS Bible Videos" into an internet search and it will likely be the first search result. Show more Show less