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Hi I'm Derek

I'm a husband. I'm a soon-to-be dad. I love watching and playing sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just about to finish college as a finance major and already have a full-time job offer. I got married in 2013 and we now have a baby on the way!!! I love my wife and spend most of my free time trying to make her laugh. I love good food, good books, and good movies. I love playing all sports and am a pretty avid sports fan. I served an LDS mission in New York City and fell in love with it. I've also spent a summer in Chicago on an internship. When people ask if I like New York pizza or Chicago pizza better, I reply BOTH!

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and I'm a Mormon because I know that the gospel in its fullness is taught and lived by Mormons every day. It is amazing to hear the words of a prophet of God and know that his words are true. I have come to know the truth of the Book of Mormon, and that book has helped increase my knowledge of and faith in Christ. By living the commandments, I have found great peace and joy in my life. I truly have been blessed by being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

First and foremost, I try to strengthen my personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I read the scriptures and pray every day (...almost every day) and seek to learn how to be more like the Savior. I always try to serve those in need. In my church assignments, I spend a lot of time teaching, praying for, and visiting with other members and helping to strengthen their faith. Although I'm not perfect, I hope that I can help others on the path of discipleship. And I'm always willing to talk to those that have questions about the LDS church!!!