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Hi I'm Deren

I'm a New York-er, I'm a musician and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the 3rd oldest out of 5 kids and although I was born in Utah; I have lived in New York all my life. I am from the eastern part of long island, right in the middle between the 2 forks. I love to go rock climbing hiking, trail biking, and anything else outside. I also skim board and just love hanging out at the beach all day whenever I can. I play the piano, guitar, drums and ukulele. If I'm not outside doing something, im inside playing anyone of those instruments or recording my music on the computer. Both my parents are members who were introduced to the church 28 years ago. My 2 older brothers and my younger sister are not active in the church but I have nothing but hope for them that someday they will return to the church. I am currently serving as a full time missionary in the Tempe Arizona Mission and I love this church.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know without a doubt in my mind that this church is the true church of God on the earth today. I haven't always known that but over the last few years I have prayed to Heavenly Father to know whether or not this church is true and I have recived my answer and I can not deny it. I know that anyone who will follow the councel of the Lord and ask Him in faith with real intent to know if this is the true church of God that they will recive the same answer that I have and know of the divinity of this church.

How I live my faith

I do everything I can to always help and serve others no matter how great or hard the challenge. I strive to have the same love for everyone I meet just as Jesus Christ did. I am currently serving a full time mission because I want nothing more then to help people feel the amazing love that I have felt from my Heavenly Father.