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Hi I'm Darea Mayhew

I'm a Mormon. I grow up in Lexington,NC. I love to do art and cook.

About Me

I like to play sports mainly basketball,volleyball and shot put and discuss for track and field. I learned to cook when I was little and have enjoyed every minute of it. I love to fish and read. My brother taught me how to fish when I was five and now I can out fish him. I plan on going to college after I finish high school.

Why I am a Mormon

On April 29, 2011 I had just gotten home from school and there was a knock on the door. standing there was two fellows in white shirts and black pants. I know that they where missionaries so I opened the door. I was home alone so we sat out side on our porch. We started talking just having a casual conversation. Then they asked me to read 2Nephi 32:4-7 in The Book of Mormon. After I had finished reading I felt something hit me in the stomach and I started crying. I know what I had read was true. My mother walks up as I'm crying and talking to the missionaries. She comes and sits down beside me and I explain what happened. Then the missionaries asked if i wanted to be baptized I looked at mother and she said "Its not my soul. Its yours." so I said "yes I would love to be baptized" and we set a date. I was baptized on June 4th 2011.

How I live my faith

It has been almost two months since I was baptized. I read my scriptures and pray daily. Ive gone to camps with my ward and Ive donated baptismal clothing to my ward and I'm going to the temple to do baptisms for the dead.