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Hi I'm Devon

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy almost everything outdoors. During the summer I live in a tent next to the Snake River in Jackson, Wyoming and work as a river guide. Some people think its strange that I am actually willing to live in a tent all summer, but I love it. I love being able to be outside all the time and be a part of nature. During the winter, I try and get out on the ski hill as often as I can. I am also a student at Brigham Young University.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born with Latter-Day Saint parents, so I was raised in this faith. However, as I have learned and grown, my faith has become so much more than my parents religion. As I was growing up in Colorado, so many of my friends had such a hard time understanding why I live the way that I do, but it became apparent to me that I am happiest when I follow the commandments that God has given to me. Each time I read the scriptures, go to church, and apply what I have learned in those things, I feel peace and joy. The gospel of Jesus Christ has given me hope through every struggle in my life, and I have learned that Heavenly Father has a plan for each individual person on this earth. I know that by following this plan, we can achieve more happiness. I know that God has a plan for each one of us. He gives us our unique trials and difficulties to help us learn and grow. I know that when we are in the middle of hardships, it seems impossible to get out sometimes, and I know that we sometimes feel completely alone. I know, however, that God is always with us. He is always watching over us, and will always prepare aware for us to overcome our difficulties. I know that He loves us, and I am so grateful for all that He has given to me, and to all of us.

How I live my faith

I am nowhere near perfect, but the way that I live my faith is through service. I don't always recognize it when people need help, but when I do recognize it and am able to help some one in need. I feel so close to my Savior. I try to live in a way that He would be proud to call me one of His disciples. Families are also a very important part of my faith. I love my family very much. A unique teaching of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that families can be together forever. I am grateful that my bond with my family does not end at death but can continue on forever.