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Hi I'm Derek

I am serving as a missionary for my church. I am all about the family. I love to eat...everything. And I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am a member of a family with 12 kids! All from one Mom. I am currently serving a mission for my church, and I love it. I love serving God and His children. Back at my home in utah I loved spending time with family, playing volleyball, every day, and just trying to stay out of trouble. When I return home I plan to go to school, find a job, and all that jazz. My goal in life is to take whatever comes my way, learn from it, and enjoy it. I try to live the life that my Heavely Father would want me to live, and I hope to help others on the way.   

Why I am a Mormon

Well plain and simple I was brought up and baptized into the Mormon church. But going into it more than that, I am a Mormon because I have received answers from God that this is who and where I am supposed to be, and that all that my Heavenly Father wants for me is taught and offered here in the Mormon belief. I have received these answers through real sincere study and prayer, and by being willing to change my life to meet the will of God. With these answers from God came great responsibility to act on the answers that I received and to learn about and live His commandments. I now know that my purpose here is to have a relationship with my Father in Heaven and to live as He would have me live, to love Him and to love others. This is what I try to live each day, and this is what is taught in the Mormon belief.

How I live my faith

 Well for right now I have the great blessing of having many opportunities to live my faith each and every day by serving a mission for the Mormon church. I get to go out every day and try to help people out with anything they need, mainly to teach them the great gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to bear testimony of the truths that I know and love. I am having the best time of my life! I believe that it is very important to live the things that I learn at church and at home in my everyday life. I try to go forward each day having faith that God will use me in some way to be a blessing to someone else in need, and I am very thankful when God brings others to help me out as well. Throughout the day I try to see the "BIG picture" and remeber that we are all on this earth as children of a loving Heavenly Father who has a plan for us. Having this knowledge helps me to go forward when life seems to be going nowhere and when all else around me is failing. Two of my favorite words are "hope" and "joy", because of the savior Jesus Christ I have a hope that I will live with my family forever in God's kingdom, and again because of Jesus Christ, I can have joy when I live His gospel and put His will before my own.