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Hi I'm Derrick

I love the outdoors and anything to do with them! I want to be a leader in chiropractic research one day. And yup, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and moved to Omaha, Nebraska about a year later, where I've lived pretty much alI my life. I enjoy doing just about anything, from camping and sports to school and gaming. I plan on getting into Chiropractic Research because I love working with my hands as well as playing with graphs and numbers.

Why I am a Mormon

 I grew up Catholic because all of my family was Catholic except my mom, who was baptized into this Church when she was 18. As I grew up with the presence of the Church, I would occasionally accompany my mother to her church meetings. With time I felt something pressing me from inside and after convincing my father to allow it, was baptized on Jan 12, 2002. After years in the Church, I've come to know that that pressing feeling was God letting me know this was all true, and I still have that feeling thriving within me today. Being in this Church I've come to truly know not only who Christ is, nor merely that He died for my sins and to release me from death, but EVERYTHING that He has to offer me, and what I must do to receive that for myself

How I live my faith

I try my best to be an example for all of those around me. I feel like I have a duty to be someone that others can look up to, be they members of my church or not. We have been commanded to become as Christ, and I've taken that to heart.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

 Honestly I think the link is in what our dress makes people think about us. If it's too low, too high, too tight, or if certain logos or wording show up on your attire, it sends a message not only of the kind of person you are, but the things you'd do given certain opportunities--leaving you vulnerable. On the other hand, having a crisp, respectable outfit demands respect. You may think, "well, it's wrong to judge based on appearances--I would never do that." Well that's great, but the difference between you and those around you is just that, they AREN'T you. And the majority of this world judges based on appearances. And yeah, we've all heard it from our parents, so why won't we listen? How do PARENTS dress when they go out? Just because you're married doesn't mean you can lower those standards. Are YOU willing to sacrifice some of your apparel so your child will give up some of his/hers? And what kind of value do parents give to their children? Do they feel like someone who demands respect... or turning heads? Show more Show less