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Hi I'm Derek

I grew up in Utah. I served a mission in Australia. I married my wife in the temple. I am an Optometrist and always a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and have one son. I work as an Optmetrist. I love to ride my motocross bike, wakeboard, snowboard, and play various sports.

Why I am a Mormon

I was Raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by loving parents and siblings. I was continually taught the principles of the gospel and the importance of faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior. I gained a testimony for myself as I grew older through prayer and ongoing involvement in church and associated activities. I love the feeling I get from being obedient to the commandments, reading the scriptures, and sharing my testimony with others.

How I live my faith

I serve in the church by visiting members (some active, and some not) and try to assess needs and help out where I can. I serve in a group that includes men from age 18 and up and their families. I help organize basketball each week which is a fun way to get to know others and have some friendly competition and exercise. I currently attend my local Lions club and serve in the community.