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Hi I'm Devon

I'm an identical twin, a husband, father, social worker, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to fix things. I've been curious about how things work since childhood. I would take things apart and put them back together (or at least try to put them back together) just to see how they work. Perhaps my curiousity in how things work also led to my interest in the social sciences, especially social work. I have long been interested in how people function and in trying to help people, myself included, function better. I'm a huge believer that all human beings have incredible potential because we are all children of God. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing people change their lives for the better.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an active LDS family and have always believed in our Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ. That is not to say that my life has been free of problems. My twin brother and I never fit in well socially and received a significant amount of bullying from our peers during our teens. Additionally, I have struggled with anxiety and depression throughout much of my life. My healing process simply would not have been possible without the atonement of Jesus Christ. Because of a loving Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, who sacrificed everything, I, and all of us, can change our lives and become who we were meant to become. I would not be who I am today without the restored gospel of Jesus Christ that is found only in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of the wonderful things that came about as part of the restoration of Jesus Christ's church is the priesthood power to seal marriages and families together forever. The single greatest decision that I have ever made, and ever will make, was my decision to marry Vickie. She has stood by my side through my darkest days. I will forever be in her debt for her love, devotion, patience, forgiveness, and her abiding faith that, with God's help, I can become the kind of husband that she deserves, and the kind of father that our children deserve. For me, there is no greater joy than knowing that, if I live worthy of this blessing, I will be with Vickie and our two incredible children forever.

How I live my faith

I have never been great at anything, and living my faith is no different. For many years, I have been living my life "one day at a time." That is much how I live my faith as well. I do the best I can, and, generally speaking, God makes up the difference. I have been blessed to be able to provide voluntary service in many different capacities within the church. I have enjoyed serving as a teacher for both children and adults, as a finance clerk, as one of the leaders in a small congregation within a nursing home, and as one of the leaders of a men's group within a congregation. Perhaps the thing that I have enjoyed the most over the years is my ongoing responsibility as a member of the church to watch over others in the congregation by visiting certain families and individuals at least once per month. This has been one of the greatest blessings of my life as I have had the opportunity to get to know them, and to come to love them and appreciate them for who they are. I have gained a greater understanding of God as I have seen His image reflected in the countenances of these choice people.