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Hi I'm Derek

I have lived many places in my life and I have loved each place, especially how the church remains the same worldwide.

About Me

I work as a software engineer and love what I do. I come home to a wonderful wife and 4 children who keep me very entertained and busy. In my free time I really enjoy flight simulators as I hope to someday become a private pilot.

Why I am a Mormon

I was actually born into a family where both of my parents were already members of this church. However, as I grew older I came to realize several things which have made me decide to continue in this church. The first is that I really feel that I know this is Christ's church. The second is that the gospel of Jesus Christ is just so practical. When I follow the Lord's law of health, I am blessed with physical health. When I obey the law of tithing and give a generous offering to support those who can't support themselves, I am blessed financially and am able to meet all my obligations. I feel that the church just makes perfect sense and when you start practicing the beliefs and values it teaches you see immediate blessings. 

How I live my faith

I am involved with the Young Men in my ward boys 12-18 years old. I love this responsibility because I feel younger and have more excitement about life as I try to relate and inspire these youth to live up to their full potential. I also enjoy singing in my ward choir with one of my children as it allows us to enjoy singing, praise through song, and give my daughter and I a chance to talk as we drive to/from choir practices. 

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I do 100 percent. I believe if there wasn't a living prophet with all the authority held by ancient prophets the true church could not be on the earth today. Although the Lord warned about apostasy and that God's power would be taken from the earth, He also told us it would be restored. I believe that restoration has taken place and the great thing about that is we can all know for ourselves. You don't have to take my word for it. Just pray sincerely and ask God in the name of Jesus Christ if it's true. The Holy Ghost will reveal the truth through your mind and heart.   Show more Show less