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Hi I'm Devonee

Born and raised in Idaho. Served a mission in CO. Now going to BYUI. I'm a Mormon and I love it!

About Me

Howdy! I'm Dev. I am a college student at BYU-Idaho and was pursuing a degree in Elementary Ed... now I'm not sure what I'm going to do; it'll probably involve ASL. Believe it or not, I love school and learning. I think that the more I learn, the more prepared I am for life. I was able to serve an 18 month mission for the church in Colorado Springs and I don't regret a single second of it. I am kind of a free spirit and enjoy doing pretty much anything. I love to watch and play sports and listen to music. I play the piano, guitar, and want to learn how to play the drums. My favorite color is YELLOW because it's a bright and happy color. I love to laugh to my heart's content and I smile... a lot. I love to be corny and cheesy and crazy. I am the youngest in my family of sixteen children. Yeah, big family. All my older siblings are grownup and have families of the their own so I'm a little bit of an oddball. But I LOVE to have so many nieces and nephews to hang out with! Whether it's the little babies and toddlers or the teenagers, they all are different and I always learn from them.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is one of the things in my life that has stayed the same since I was little. The Church is always there for me, helping me with trials and problems. With out the Church I don't know who I would be, or even how I would get through my days. Yes, I was raised in this church, but when I came to my teenage years I had to decide for myself if this was where I wanted to be, that is, in this church. It came to a lot of studying of the scriptures and personal prayer before I found out what I wanted and believed but I came to the conclusion that this church was the true church of God and that I wanted to follow my Savior's footsteps and stay here. Prayer is a huge part of my life. I LOVE being able to talk with the Savior when I pray and I love reading the scriptures. Doing these two things daily comforts me and prepares me for my day. Knowing that I'm not alone with my trials is even a little helpful. Christ went through the same things I have and I am going through right now. He knows how I feel. And I love knowing that He knows.

How I live my faith

It's weird to me when people ask me how I live my faith. I've been living in my faith my whole life so all of it comes naturally. Every morning, I communicate to my Heavenly Father through prayer and then read my scriptures. I've noticed that on days where I forgot to do this, the whole day doesn't feel right. Then throughout the whole day, I just do my best to make good decisions. I try to act how I would if Christ was right next to me. Doing this is a real eye opener for me because I notice things that are normal day things that I do are not something I should do. To me, living my faith is simple. Yes, there are some challenging times in life like usual but because of my firm beliefs and standards I have already made decisions of how I will handle certain situations. This gospel enables me to live a happier life than I could have ever imagined.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I do. It gives me great comfort to know that Heavenly Father wants his children to know that He cares about them. One way He shows his care is through the prophet today. The prophet is able to receive revelation and guidance from Heavenly Father for those living on the Earth today. I have no doubt that the prophet is called of God. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No. Young men in the church are encouraged to serve a mission when they reach the age of 18 but it is completely their choice. Same with young women of the church when they reach the age of 19. Missionaries are not paid for their service, it is all voluntary which is incredible! To me that really shows that they want to be on missions. Show more Show less