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Hi I'm Derek

I'm from Oregon, I am serving a mission in Pheonix, Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old, before my mission I attended college in Hawaii. I love sports especially football and basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is truly the Lords church restored on this earth. I have gained this knowledge by reading from the Book of Mormon and asking my loving Heavenly Father if it is true. As I have continually strived to come closer to Christ my testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon has strengthened. Gaining that testimony of the Book of Mormon is the foundation of the rest of my testimony. If the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and Thomas S. Monson is currently the prophet here on the earth. If President Monson is a prophet than Christ's true church has been restored on this earth and the priesthood authority to act in God's name is truly back. I love this gospel and I love the opportunity that has been given to me to serve the Lord for 2 years.

How I live my faith

Currently I live my faith by serving as a full-time missionary for 2 years in the Pheonix, Arizona mission. I will serve from 10/2010-10/2012. On a day to day basis I go out into the community and offer the opportunity to learn more about Christ's church and how we can come closer to him. This is a great chance for me to further develop my faith and increase my knowledge in Christ. As I bear my testimony to others of the Book of Mormon it strengthens my desire to be more Christ-like.