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Hi I'm Derek

I'm at BYU studying political science. I play basketball when I should be studying... I love my life!

About Me

I was born in Arizona, grew up in Idaho, served a mission in South Carolina, and now go to school at BYU. I'm a political science major. I love my family. I love breaks when I get to hang with them; it's always a party. I love playing basketball probably too much because it distracts me from school. That's probably why I'm a political science major; it doesn't require long hours of tedious work. And I love government and politics and everything about them. If you want me to love you feed me sushi or steak... I'll take either.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of the peace that the gospel brings to my life. Simply when I live the principles taught by Christ and in the Church I am happy and am able to enjoy my life a lot more. When I don't there is a void in my life that other things just can't fill. I need Christ and His gospel! I grew up in the Church and that has really been a blessing in my life. I never really realized that until I was out on my own in college and now on a mission. Once I was away from home the constant support from my parents was gone and it was up to me to do what I wanted and it really was up to me if I would continue to live the gospel. As I have continued to live and apply the gospel, I have seen that the peace in my life has increased. I know that Christ is the reason this peace comes into my life. It is because of the things He has done for me that I can receive that peace. Even when I fall short I know that Christ still cares and wants me to do better.

How I live my faith

I be myself. I take time to study the scriptures because they make my days easier. I pray because when I do I know God is listening and wants me to be happy. Because I know this it is easy to live my life and be happy, because I know that's what God wants!