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Hi I'm Deven North

I am a musician, an actor, a techie, a nerd, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Deven North(obviously), I am from Riverton, Utah. I come from a large family of 9 children. So life was pretty crazy growing up. But I learn a lot from my family. I am the oldest child so I grew up learning quickly about responsibility. My family is one of the most important things in my life, I would not be as good a person as I am if it weren't from them. I don't mean to sound conceited, it's just I could be a lot worse off if it weren't for the example of my parents and siblings. I love theatre. Onstage or backstage I can help put together a performance for all to enjoy. I've been in several musicals as leads and chorus. I have also been on the stage crew for several productions as well including a performance by John Schmidt. I also love music, just about everything about it and I listen to just about everything. I have a talent for music. I play violin and piano. I have been learning the guitar, harp, and harmonica recently. I hope to continue to improve and learn new instruments as I have more time. I plan on going to school to learn all about the performing arts including acting, directing, conducting, stage technology and production, arranging music, composing, and everything in between. I love doing service projects and helping other people.

Why I am a Mormon

I know this church is the true church of Jesus Christ. Anyone else can know it through study and prayer. I know that our Father in Heaven will answer if we ask sincerely, wanting to know, and willing to act on the knowledge we receive. I have seen too many answers to my prayers and miracles daily to deny my faith. There are always going to be times when there seems to be no one there. However the oppisite is true. Sometimes we go through trials to help us grow and God will make sure we end up on top. All we have to do is trust him.

How I live my faith

I keep the commandments which God has given us. I know that He gives us commandments to bless us, not to restrict us. I have found more freedom in keeping commandments rather than breaking them. I also help others in any way I can. Sometimes it is my hands building something, other times it is a listening ear that is needed. Whatever the need, I try to fill it the best I can.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Deven North
When the missionaries visit a home they first try to get to know you. They aren't there to convert you but rather to share a message centered around our Savior Jesus Christ and how it has blessed them in their lives and families. They will many times invite you to read from "The Book of Mormon" and to pray about it. All we want is to help you feel the joy that we have felt as we have applied the Savior's teachings in our lives. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Deven North
Well, you are at the right place. At the top right of the screen are a few buttons (you will have to scroll to the top.) One says "Request Visit" just click on that, input your information and hit submit. That information will be forwarded directly to the missionaries in your area who should contact you within the next few days. If don't want people to stop by but would rather go somewhere to talk to someone you can click on the bigger "Visit" button. Input your address in the bar and click locate. Wait a few moments, it will pull up a map and will show your address as well as your assigned ward or branch based on where you live. You can click on the ward name (e.g. Deer Mountain ward) and it will bring up a box on the map. There will be another button labeled "Leadership" which will give the local Bishop's phone number which you can then call. Or you can visit at the time which it gives you in the box. Visitors are welcome at local meetinghouses and we invite all to come worship with us. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Deven North
Short Answer: The term "ward" is just another name for "congregation". A "stake" is several wards combined. Detailed Answer: A ward is a small geographical area overseen by a local bishop. A stake is several wards combined and is overseen by a Stake President. Much like in the U.S. we have a local city we live in overseen by a mayor and the whole state is overseen by a governor. The term "stake" comes from the Old Testament. The image of a tent held up by supporting stakes. Just as the church is held up by the faithfulness of the stakes which are only effective upon the faithfulness of its members. The bishop is the spiritual leader of the ward. He is selected from the congregation to oversee or rather serve the ward and see that all members are well and their needs are met both temporally and spiritually. A ward as a congregation is much like a large family where everyone looks out for eachother. Through love and service everyone is taken care of. A branch is the same as a ward only smaller. Less members, overseen by a branch president. Show more Show less