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Hi I'm Derek.

I'm from Washington State. I'm a sports fanatic. I'm a photographer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 20 years old and loving life. I love to watch and play pretty much all sports. I played soccer and tennis at highly competitive levels. It was basically my life in high school. My favorite soccer club is Liverpool FC. I also really enjoy photography as a fun, creative outlet. Currently I am serving the Lord on a mission in Georgia.

Why I am a Mormon

Although my family is Mormon, I still had to come to a knowledge of the truthfulness of this church for myself. Like everybody else, I gained a testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ and His church through studying the scriptures and praying to ask God if the things I was studying were true. God answered my prayers and now I know that this is Christ's church, restored to the earth. This knowledge has given me peace in my life and has helped me be the best person I can as I follow the council of Jesus Christ and his prophets.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best example that I can. I try to be Christlike in all I do. As my testimony of Jesus Christ strengthens, so does my desire to become like him. This includes treating others the way Christ would. I also live my faith by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others as a full-time missionary. This has been a great opportunity and blessing in my life.