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Hi I'm Devan

I was born in Arizona. I love photography. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well I've had a simple life. I have a awesome mom and dad, 6 siblings, and I love all of them. I am an uncle, and hope one day to be a father! As of now I have completed 2 semesters worth of college. I am studying to receive a degree in electrical engineering. I'm not quite sure of where that might take me, but I love the course and can't wait to find out where life leads me! So my greatest hobby is Photography! It generated from taking just one semester of photo class in high school. Then I was hooked! It became a way to express myself. Now I have found myself taking photos for many people. From bands all the way to families, couples, Prom pictures and so on. My abstract photography led to me being well recognized in my school and kind of also giving me a name.

Why I am a Mormon

Well I was born into a family who had been members of the church. My mother since she was a child, and my father since age 25 when he investigated the church. The reason I talk about my family is because they were obviously the reason I started going. They have always given me the support I needed in making my own choices and emphasized that they would always love me no matter what I do. So at some point in our lives we are separated from our parents. We have to figure out what it is that we believe in and why it is we believe in those things. For me it came with High School, being peer pressured by different crowds and groups of friends I had to figure out what it was that I wanted to be in my life. So I did. I read the scriptures. Prayed. Went to seminary to learn more about what made up all the different parts of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and pretty soon I found happiness.

How I live my faith

I was called by my bishop to be a leader over the male youth in my ward. It was very exciting and then slowly I came to realize the immense responsiblilty that comes with being called to that position. I have always just taken advantage of the things that this church has done for me, because I never realized how much is done. When we would go meet together in different auxillary meetings, we would talk about different people and how we could help them individually. We would sit down and plan things out in order to fit the different activities to each individual need in the ward. I really started to understand the importance of the "ward" and how it truly does work as a family. I grew to love the young men that I was called to serve. I have learned that this church is built on love and a great concern for the individual. I strive to involve this love in everyone I come in contact with each day. It is not easy, but it is most definitely worth it.