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Hi I'm Devin

I love my wife and kids, I am debt free, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When a summer sales job evolved into what I thought was a lucrative new career for me, I dropped out of college so that I could earn the big bucks. I bought a house at the peak of the real estate bubble, sure that I was on my way to fortune. Soon after, I married my beautiful new wife, and we were going to live happily ever after. When the housing market crashed, my sales plummeted right along with it, leaving me with a new wife, a huge mortgage I could not pay, and tens of thousands in debt. After the bank foreclosed on me, I decided to swallow my pride and quit my not so lucrative sales job to work as a window cleaner for my father-in-law. Humiliated and in debt, I decided to work hard, pay off my debts, and live below my means so that I could focus on my family. Four years later my debts are all payed off, my wife and I have two amazing little children, I am working hard to help grow the family business, and we have saved up enough to buy a very modest townhouse cash. I do not have the fancy car, big house, a lot of money, or any of the things I once thought were to be mine. But I do have an amazing family that I love, and the peace of mind that I am living within my means.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother and her family joined the Church when she was a teenager. My father grew up in the Church. They both set great examples for me and raised me and my three siblings in the church. They played a big part in my decision to be a Mormon. But the main reason I'm a Mormon is because there has been NOTHING in this world that has ever brought me any sense of purpose, peace, or happiness, like the Gospel of Jesus Christ has. No material possession, no organization, no government, no amount of entertainment can ever replace what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives has given me. The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to put our trust in God, and not in man or the things of this world. For example, for the past 10 years (and probably a lot longer than that) the leaders of the church have been inspired to urge us to get out of debt. I didn't listen and payed the price. Too often we take God's commandments and pick and choose which ones are most convenient for us to follow at the moment. But like I said, the older I get, the realize that God really does love us, and wants us to follow him completely so that we can have true happiness.

How I live my faith

I can't believe how much patience and love it takes to be a good husband and father. Its tough, but the blessings are amazing. My home is an awesome place for me to practice putting my faith into action. I try my best to be an example of Jesus Christ by being friendly and kind to everyone I meet. I recently helped my neighbor who has financial problems work on getting a budget going. Officially, I serve in the administrative side of things in my ward.