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Hi I'm Derek

I am a student at BYU studying chemical engineering and will soon be leaving on a mission to New York. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am studying chemical engineering at BYU and I'm the youngest of three boys. I was born and raised in Arizona, and enjoy its natural beauty. I love running, biking and swimming, and I have participated in multiple triathlons as well as a half marathon. I love to learn, and I especially love science and math. I also love music, and I play the violin and sing. I was recently called as a missionary to serve in the New York, New York North Mission and I report on May 28th.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and have lived and loved the gospel all my life. It is great to know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves and cares for me enough to send His Only Begotton Son, Jesus Christ, to this world to atone for our sins. I am part of this church because I want to live according to the principles and ordinances that God has given us in order to return and live with Him for eternity.

How I live my faith

I keep the commandments that the Lord has set in place for us and I will serve an honorable two year mission.