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Hi I'm Derek

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father of three blonde kids as beautiful as their mother. I love to spend time in the outdoors, especially the pine forests of Arizona. I love to ride our quads, and spend time with the boy scouts. Family has always been very important to me and being close to them has always been a high priority to me. I have lived in Arizona all my life except for two years that I spent on a mission in Lima Peru, although we spend as much time as we can in Wyoming visiting the in-laws and bird hunting. I love to watch sports, except for Nascar

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I have felt the sweet peace that comes from following the teachings of Jesus Christ. I was born into a family that had a long history of faith in Jesus and was taught about the life and teachings of the Savior and his prophets. As I began to make my own choices I realized the difference in the way I felt as I followed the teachings of Jesus or not. When my life was aligned with the gospel, I felt love, peace, confidence, comfort and clean; when I did not I felt disappointment, sadness and unworthy. As I got older, I read the scriptures myself and asked God to know for myself that the things that I had taught and lived were true. Again I received a feeling peaceful feeling that Jesus does live and that if we search out and follow his teachings we can be blessed. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that he is our Savior, and that by patterning our lives around his teachings, we can be blessed even during the most trying of times.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in several ways. I strive to be kind to all whom I come in contact with and, be available to serve them when help is needed. I teach my children the gospel of Jesus Christ and share with them the things that I have learned. I have also found great happiness in being a scout leader by helping the youth around me learn to care for themselves and do new things. I also live my faith by listening to modern day prophets, reading the scriptures and praying to Heavenly Father daily.