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Hi I'm Devin

I'm a husband, proud father, son, brother, friend, runner, triathlete, and dedicated christian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Little bit about me and my life: I am 27 yrs old. I have been married for 5 yrs. My beautiful wife and I just had our first little boy. I am working full-time and going to collage part-time online. I love to do triathlons. I just ran my first marathon and am hoping to do many more. I love all sports but am not particularly better at any one. I love to be outdoors (if its warm). I love to build things and be creative. I enjoy a comfortable pair of shoes and a nice watch (you got to have atleast one fetish:) I enjoy driving my electric car to work and hope to save the planet that way. Most of my time and energy is devoted to serving my family. I love them all very much.

Why I am a Mormon

My testimony of Jesus Christ and His restored chruch, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, came to me in three stages. First were the impressions I felt. Early in my life I became familiar with the warm, comforting, teaching feeling of the Spirit. It was always in my home, at the church house, and in my heart as I was taught the simple principles of the gospel of Christ. It was in these young years that the Spirit testified to me the Truthfullness of God's restored church. Second was my intellectual growth. As I studied the scriptures, attended my sunday church meetings, attended seminary during the week and pondered all the things that I was being taught it all seemed to make sense. I knew it was true through the impressions of the Spirit but as my knowlege increased so did the breadth and depth of my testimony. All the peices fit... it all makes sense. Third was the growth I received as I LIVED the principles I believed. These are the moments were I felt my testimony growing exponentially. Knowing in my heart and with my intellect that the church was true melded togther as I saw God's blessings come into my life as I was obedient to his commandments. I am a Mormon because I know by the witness of the Sprit, the knowledge God has given us, and by experiencing blessings that came from obedience that this is Jesus Christ's true restored church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith striving to serve all those whom I share this life with. From my wife, my son, and those closest to me to the beggar, the stranger, and the vagabond I try to love them all and be a light in their life.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Devin
The principle of paying a tithe or an offering is nothing new since the Old Testament. The law of Moses required sacrifices which some were used to provide for God's full time servants, the Levities and all the sons of Aaron, as they served in the tabernacle and among the children of Isreal. Obviously this was nessisary to support the functions of the chruch but the primary purpose the Lord asks us to sacrifice our time, talents, and increase (income) is that we might ALWAYS REMEMBER Him. That we will realize that everything we have comes from Him. Our breath, our health, our opportunities, our joys and our growth. This principle was a sacrifice for me when I got my first job in high school and cherished my "hard earned" money. But over the years as I have seen the blessings that my family has received from paying tithing and it is no longer a sacrifice but a joy and a blessing to give back a small portion of all that He has blessed us with. Yes we obediently give our tithing but not blindly. I know that every penny that we give is carfully and prayerfully watched over by the leaders of the church. We see its use all around us in the beautiful church building we attend each week, the temples we aspire towards, and the programs the church funds to bless many many of God's children. Yes faith is required at first to pay tithing but for me it was the easiest principle to gain a testimony of because of its very physical, material, substantial, and most important Spriritual blessings that follow. I pay tithing to ALWAYS REMEMBER Him and keep Him in my life. Show more Show less