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Hi I'm Damen

I'm a husband, I'm a brother, I'm a friend, I'm an organ recipient, I'm an artist, I'm a musician, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho and am pursuing a career in Human Resources. I am an avid photographer and enjoy taking pictures of just about anything. I am a man of many hobbies and am lucky enough to have a wife that enjoys many of the same things. These hobbies include graphic design, website design, writing, reading, and playing any musical instrument I can get my hands on.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a LDS family and grew up going to church every Sunday because that was what I was supposed to do. When I grew a little older, I wanted to go on a mission, return with honor, find a worthy companion, get married in the temple, and settle down. However, I learned two months after I received my mission call that my life would be very different than I had previously planned. One early June morning my mother noticed my eyes were beginning to turn a shade of yellow. After many tests, doctor visits, and a MRI, it was discovered that I had an autoimmune disease causing me to need a liver transplant. Throughout the next year and a half, my health deteriorated but my understanding of the Atonement strengthened. On a late October evening I received a phone call from my doctors saying that there was a liver for me. I stand here today because of many miraculous events that saved my life. It was this experience that truly strengthened my testimony and my understanding of the priesthood and its' incredible power. It taught me a lot but the most important thing is that helped me to realize the love the Heavenly Father and Jesus have for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to make sure that everyone feels welcome. I have seen too many times when people aren't fellowshiped, and they usually fall away. It is such an easy thing, and can have such a great impact in a person's life. I enjoy studying my scriptures both personally and with my wife. I always make sure to be worthy of the priesthood; they always tell you that you will never know when you will need it. I have learned that first hand on a couple of occasions. I try to make a conscious effort to love everyone though it seems the world is continuing to divide. I love mine and my wife's ancestors and find joy in learning about them and their stories. I can only hope to be as strong as them in my convictions throughout my life.