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Hi I'm Derek

I'm from Georgia. Im serving a mission in Utah. I love Cars and Driving. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving as a missionary in the Salt Lake City South Mission and I love it. I was born in Ohio and am an only child and moved to Georgia when I was 8. Most of the time growing up it was just my mother and I. I played soccer and football in High school and was on a bowling league. I also enjoy golfing. I love cars; Especially BMWs and other Germans. I worked at an old VW shop before I left on my mission and loved it. I also love music. I enjoy Modern Rock, Classic Rock, Metal, Acoustic Fingerstyle, Classical, Celtic, and any combination of those; Pretty much anything that involves stringed instruments. My favorite band is Nightwish which I guess would be considered Symphonic European Power Metal. There would be nothing more exciting for me than driving around the Nurburgring in a 1993 BMW M5 playing "Ghost Love Score" by Nightwish really loud and seeing if I can do a lap before the song finishes.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined and continue to be active in this church for a number of reasons. A few of them are: -It follows the teachings of the Bible closer than any other church. -We have Prophets and Apostles today who speak the words the Lord would say if he were here on the earth. -The Bible and the Book of Mormon work together without flaw to testify of Christ and they both teach us to do good. -And most importantly because I have received a witness of the Holy Ghost that the Bible and Book of Mormon are the word of God, Joseph Smith was called by God to be a prophet and restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth, Thomas S. Monson is his prophet today, and Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer, and it is only through him that I can have forgiveness for my sins and be able to return to live with my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I am currently living my faith by serving a full time mission for the Church in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission. I also live my faith by trying to keep all of the commandments the Lord has given. I do this because I understand that each one has a reason it is given, even if I don't know what the reason is. I know a loving god wouldn't give us a commandment unless keeping it was in our best interest and would be most beneficial to us in the long run. And finally I live my faith by trying to help others any time I have the opportunity and doing my best to follow the perfect example Christ set in loving your neighbor.