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Hi I'm DJ

I grew up in Maryland. I love to skateboard, snowboard, and surf I love my job of pushing canoes at the PCC and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Maryland and love it there especially in the fall! I enjoy being able to skate in the summer and snowbard in the winter. I currently attend BYU Hawaii. I was attending school then i served a full time mission and took a few years off of school. My mission was one of the hardest and most rewarding things i have ever done in my life. Now the school was two minutes from the beach which makes studying hard. When it comes to body surfing on the north shore of Hawaii i am where ever the waves are. I love trying new things and will try any new food at least once. i enjoy taking pictures and being outside. my favorite thing to photograph is lightning, it only exist for a moment but in that moment it is so beautiful. i love to travel and have been to some really cool places. i love music and live music is the best and that is me in a nut shell.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because i know it is the true church on the earth today. I have always been raised a Mormon but when i was ten i was told by a church teacher that i could pray to know if this church was true. So I did, i knelt down and asked God if being a mormon is what He wanted of me. I will never forget the answer I got or the feelings I felt. I know we have the same church that was set up by Jesus Christ during his mortal ministry. It was restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith in answer to a simple prayer. I know we have a prophet on the earth today and he receives revelation from God for the whole world. I know we are all Gods children and he wants to have a relationship with him. Through prayer and obedience to his commandments. I feel like prayer has really helped me in some hard times in my life. I came home from school and was preparing to go on a mission for the church. that means I give up two years of my life to come out and serve the lord. I was filling out the paperwork and preparing to go. one day right before my paperwork finished I was skateboarding with a friend and we were going to shoot a picture sequence of a gap to grind to gap spot. the trick wasn't too hard and was just a warm up spot. I went for it a few times and was getting close to landing it. Then one try i came in and overshot the grind and my wheels hit the wax sending me head over heels face first into the concrete. i busted out my tooth and as a result my mission got pushed back. i was having a really hard time with every thing that was going on and my mission being pushed back. so i did what had always worked before and i prayed to my heavenly father and begged for help from him. He helped me to feel peace and more fully accept his plan for my life. I was able to grow and mature in the six months while I was home while the surgerys to my mouth were completed. I am so grateful for the love and mercy God shows to me by answering when I pray.

How I live my faith

I have served a mission in California/South Dakota missions. I have gotten to work with the youth i was working with 8 - 9 year olds. also i worked with some older kids as well as a teacher. i now am a district leader for a small group of men.