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Hi I'm Darren Oakley

I am a husband and father first of all, then a student of science, gardening, philosophy, history, culture, language, and music.

About Me

I love my family. I have been married for almost 20 years. I have seven children. I have spent most of my life in pursuit of truth. Most days I get distracted from the important things in life, but in rare and brief moments of quiet I can get refocused. This has made my quest to distill the truth long and difficult. I have worked in many different positions of employment from painting, construction, land surveying, and manufacturing, to fish hatchery work, grocery clerk, information processing, and tree trimming.

Why I am a Mormon

My patient and loving mother raised me as a member of Christ's Church. I was baptized when eight years old trusting that what she taught me was true. When I was twelve I began to study the words of the prophets of the old testament on my own, and a teacher from the church challenged me to ask my Father in Heaven if The Book of Mormon was true. At a time when I had a strong desire to know the truth, I prayed for an answer to this question, "Did Joseph Smith translate the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God?" I received an answer from the Holy Spirit. It was like a light that entered my mind dispelling all darkness and confusion. The answer was "Yes." A warm feeling of peace came with it that I will never forget. I know that God answers our prayers. From that experience I could never deny that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of the Lord and that Christ's church and gospel has been restored to the earth in its fullness.

How I live my faith

I treat everyone as an equal. I try to love my neighbor, and serve mankind as best I can. I try hard not to lie, cheat, steal, or get angry at anyone. Every day I wake up hoping that I can accomplish something or learn something new all while trying to keep my long term goals in perspective.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Darren Oakley
As members of the church we are confident that the Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ is still leading and guiding His church by selecting His prophet. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Darren Oakley
Of course they are! I would be lost forever without my personal savior Jesus Christ. Through him, and in His strength I can do all things. He has commanded all to come unto Him, and I try daily to follow His perfect example. Show more Show less