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Hi I'm Devon

I was born in Utah, but grew up most of my life in Arizona. I love sports and have 3 kids with 1 on the way. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 6 years to my sweet wife. We have 3 kids, with a 4th on the way. I graduated in May, 2011 with my MBA from Arizona State University and am currently a financial analyst at my current employer. When I was 19, I served a mission in Busan, South Korea for 2 years and speak the Korean language. I love kimchi and take any opportunity that I can to eat Korean food. Sports have always been a hobby of mine and I grew up playing soccer, baseball, and basketball. Even though my days of playing competitive sports are over, I still enjoy going to professional baseball and basketball games with my wife and family. As a family, we love traveling, visiting different countries and creating memories together. I love my family!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life but grew up with parents that allowed me to make a lot of my own decisions. One of the biggest decisions they let me make was whether or not to serve a mission. As I grew older, the question weighed on my mind greatly: is a mission the right thing for me? I believed that the Book of Mormon and Bible were true, but that was only because my mom and dad taught me that growing up. If I was going to serve a mission and teach others' about the church and the Book of Mormon, I felt that I needed to know if they were true or not. I spent more time each day reading out of the Book of Mormon and studying the teachings of Jesus Christ. After reading quite a bit, I put a promise to test that is found in the last book in the Book of Mormon; the Book of Moroni. In there, Moroni promises everyone that if they have a desire to know if the Book of Mormon is true, to read it, ponder it, and lastly pray about it. I did just that; I read, pondered, and then got on my knees and prayed to my Father in Heaven. As I prayed, I felt peaceful. It was the feeling that no matter what anyone would say to me, I could not deny that the Book of Mormon is true, that it is the word of God. The Bible is one testament of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon is a second testament. Because of this testimony and knowing that Jesus Christ is my Savior, I served a two year mission in Busan, South Korea. Every day I spent teaching Koreans, I grew closer and closer to my Savior. I know Jesus Christ lives, that he died for all of us on the cross, and 3 days later was resurrected. I know we all have a loving Heavenly Father who watches over us and wants us to be happy. I know the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith, through the power of God, translated it and that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. Even today, there is a living prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's true church here are Earth.

How I live my faith

My current calling in my ward allows me to interact with the other men of the ward. Some older and some younger, but most of us are in a similar stage in life with a spouse and children. It allows me the opportunity to stand before them and teach a church lesson every so often, to plan campouts for our ward, other ward/group activities, and most importantly to help strengthen their testimonies. I live in a city that attracts a lot of first time home owners. I am able to go out and serve these new families by helping them move in and welcoming them to the community. This is both people that are Mormon and others' that are not. We are all children of our Father in Heaven and could all use help every now and again. Hometeaching is a wonderful opportunity for me to meet with other families in my ward and make sure that they are doing well. It gives me the opportunity to share my testimony with them and also learn from their testimonies. Each month brings a new unique experience with the families that I hometeach. One of the most uplifting things in life is to be able to bless the lives of others'. That is how Christ lived his life and I try to follow His example.