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Hi I'm Devin

I grew up in Arizona. I love music performance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at a community college in Arizona. I am the oldest of 3 brothers in my family. Growing up I played lots and lots of bastketball. I have a love for music. From a young age I started to sing and play the piano. In 5th grade I started learning to play the French Horn. Music has such a profound influence on me and who I am today. Performing has helped me to grow as an individual and helped me to realize that I can do hard things. I have performed in Austria, Ireland, Florida, California, and a few other places along the way. As a child I had a few serious medical problems. I was born with a heart defect and had open heart surgery. I spent Christmas in the hospital and recieved a few teddy bears my first Christmas. I know what a comfort that was to my parents especially. Now every year as a tradition I go to the hospital on Christmas to take stuffed animals to the infants on Christmas morning in hopes to bring some peace to those families. I found out that I had scoliosis when I was about 6 years old. I vividly remember wearing a huge body brace to preschool and kindergarden. At age 9 I had spinal fusion surgery and spent months healing up and learning how to walk again. Everything is great now. I am happy, healthy , and on a mission to help others.

Why I am a Mormon

Everyone has challenges in life. The gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to overcome those challenges. Through Christ I find peace and real, lasting happiness. Being in the world many people think they can find happiness in money or fame but it doesn't last. Only a foundation built on the Savior of the World will bring eternal joy. Growing up I went to church because my parents told me to. I went because I could go see friends and socialize. Now I am on my own. Now i have to stand for myself and make my own choices. I have chosen to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because a loving Heavenly Father has answered my prayers and let me know this Christ's church. This is the only place the fullness of His gospel can be found. I didn't always know this. When I decided to read the Book of Mormon and pray that's when I found out. I took "Moroni's Promise" found in the last chapter of the Book of Mormon and read, pondered what I read, and then prayed to ask specifically if the Book is true. The Holy Ghost, a member of the godhead, testified so powerfully to me that this is right. Conversion doesn't happen all at once. Since that experience my testimony is strengthened daily as I see the Lord's hand in my life. I feel peace through repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I feel comfort in knowing where I came from, where I am going, and why i am here. I know this because of Jesus Christ. I love the Lord. He lives. He loves perfectly. I don't know everything. Bur I knew enough to experiment, to try the Lord and open up the Book of Mormon. this means everything to me. It is a sure foundation that I can build my life on. A sure way to find peace in this life and in the life to come.

How I live my faith

Activity is the genius of this church. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I am always doing something. Right now i am serving the Lord on a 2 year full time mission. I am serving in Idaho and love every minute of it. As a missionary my purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them recieve the restored gospel. Everything we are called to do in the church helps us to learn, grow, and become who God knows that we can become. He has great things in store for me as I serve Him diligently. Every day from 6:30am to 10:30pm I have one purpose. The Lord has given me this time to focus on bringing others to Christ. I have learned more about myself in the last 2 years than ever before. It has truly been amazing to see the profound and lasting changes that come into the lives of those who recieve the restored gospel with faith. I have seen so many miracles and blessings in the lives of God's children here in Idaho. We have a pretty strict schedule as missionaries, what most people would call "restricting", but as I have experimented and done my very best to be obedient I have found that the Holy Ghost can be with me always. I have found that I can learn more effectively, that I can teach with power, and know God's will for me. Discipleship is not a spectator sport and I don't plan on changing much about my lifestyle when I return home to Arizona. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ isn't easy, it takes work. It won't always be easy but it will most definately always be worth it.