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Hi I'm Devin

I love being with my friends and family, and I love being a Texan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born on September 11, 1992 in Tacoma, Washington. I later moved to Texas, which I now consider the greatest place on earth. I love to play basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. Not necessarily in that order. Piano is my favorite instrument, and I'm blessed to be able to play a few songs on it. I can fall asleep pretty much anywhere and anytime. This can be challenging at times, but it makes long road trips and plane rides bearable. I've been through a year of college at BYU, and it was awesome. Right now I'm serving a mission for the Lord, and I love every minute of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I used to be a Mormon because that's what was expected of me. My parents were Mormon, so I went to church with them. But now, I'm a Mormon because living the gospel WORKS. It doesn't matter what it is, as I've lived the principles of the gospel, I've seen God bless my life. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me, and that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know that I can turn to the Book of Mormon to answer my questions, to give me comfort, and to feel God's love. Some people say, "I don't know where or what I would be without this gospel." I don't say that. I know EXACTLY where I'd be without it. I've seen that place before, and I don't like it. That's why I'm serving a mission right now. I want to help others know how they can be truly happy. Another reason for my choice to be a Mormon is my testimony of the Book of Mormon. I firmly believe that that book is a gift from God, and as we read, ponder, and pray about its contents we can get an answer from the Holy Ghost witnessing that it is indeed the word of God. That becomes the foundation of my testimony because it solidifies the testimony of the Bible that Jesus is the Christ, but it also becomes evidence to me of God's love for His children. He gave us the Book of Mormon to let us know that He is still there and that He will not leave us alone to deal with the evils of the world we live in. The Book of Mormon testifies of that fact, and helps me know that following this path is the right one for me.

How I live my faith

I love to read the scriptures. There are so many stories to learn and lessons to be taught. Each morning or evening, I have the opportunity to read from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I compare them side by side. They both testify of Jesus Christ and they both have built my testimony of Him as my Savior. Right now I'm serving a mission for my church in Florida. I share the gospel of Jesus Christ everyday. Not only do I try to share it with those I meet, I do everything I can to live the teachings of the gospel like never before. There's no greater feeling than seeing yourself and others progress and gain a greater testimony of Jesus Christ. I love a quote that I heard one of the Apostles of the Church say. "Share the gospel, and if necessary, use words." Most importantly, I try to live my faith by being an example for others.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

When Adam and Eve partook of the Forbidden Fruit, two things entered the world: Physical Death and Spiritual Death. While we know that this was part of God's plan, it created an environment where we could learn, grow, and progress, these are obstacles that we ultimately cannot overcome by ourselves. No person alive can bring themselves back to life, and we do not have the ability to overcome the effects of our sins. Because of the impossibility of this task, we need a Savior. Heavenly Father knew that these things would enter the world, and He also knew that we had to experience this life if we were ever to become like Him and share all of the blessings that He now enjoys. At first, it seems like these two ideals are at odds. But it is not so. Because of Jesus Christ and what He did for us, we can experience this life, learn the lessons that are vital to our eternal progression, and still be able to overcome the effects of physical and spiritual death. He overcame physical death unconditionally for all of mankind because we did not make the choice to partake of the fruit in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve did. However, we do make the choices of our everyday lives, which puts the blame and blemish of those sins upon our own heads. It is only through the grace of Jesus Christ that we can be saved from the effects of those sins. In order to have access to that grace however, we must obey His gospel. It is important to remember that without Him, none of this would be possible. Show more Show less