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Hi I'm Derek White

I'm a college student, I'm a music composer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music through and through. It is something the Lord has blessed me with the ability to appreciate, to motivate me, and to try to create. I picked up piano when I was very young and continue to use it every chance I get. My dream is to compose music for films, as it is film music that I most often relate to. My favorite sports are boxing, soccer, and track.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but it wasn't until my late teenage years that my testimony truly became my own. I have read the Book of Mormon cover to cover several times, and prayed to know if it is the word of God. Every time I do this, I receive a witness from the Holy Ghost that it is true. I know that through the Book of Mormon and the Bible, I have been able to come closer to Jesus Christ. Because I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and because of other witnesses, I know that the true church of Jesus Christ has been restored. I know that it can right any wrong, lift any burden, and bring complete joy to the heart of anyone who is willing to act on their faith.

How I live my faith

I recently completed serving a two year mission in Las Vegas, Nevada. Every day I got to go out and teach people about Jesus Christ and how we can follow His example. It was the most fufilling work I had ever done, because I saw the changes in people's lives as they accepted the Savior and His atonement. Today, I live my faith by serving in smaller callings in the church, by helping the missionaries, and by using the musical gifts God has given me to help uplift others. I love feeling the Lord's enabling power help me to do what is right. I also appreciate His help when I am prone to wander, and He leads me back home.