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Hi I'm Drake

I love to surf. I play football and rugby. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Drake. I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in Indianapolis Indiana for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints. Before coming out to Indiana, I went to high school in California and played a bunch of sports. I played football for all four years. I played Linebacker and Defensive End. It was definitely a fun thing that I did for those four years of high school. During my Junior and Senior years in high school, I started to really realize that football wasn't all cracked up to what everyone said it was, and so I started to go surfing and play rugby. I started surfing when I was young, but when I was a Junior in high school, I really developed a love for the sport. I decided to start playing rugby when I realized how much more fun it was than football. I used to surf everyday and then go play rugby at nights. After high school, I went to college at BYU-Hawaii for a year. I went there for a year before I was called to serve a mission for the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was born into the Church, but my conversion starts way before then. My dad has always been an inpiration to me and he was converted to the Church when he was 14 years old. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be the person that I am today. I was baptized at the age of eight and I remember on that day I cried my eyes out in the bathroom with my dad and ever since then I just followed the teachings of the Church. On that day, the Holy Ghost testified to me that what I was doing was true and what my Heavenly Father wanted me to do. There have been many other experiences since then that have helped me and that have strengthened my testimony. I played football and I had many injuries that have made me who I am today. I have almost broken every bone in my body. My sophmore year I was playing a game and I broke my femur. When I started playing rugby was when my body was working right, but then in our last game, I broke my cheek bone and temple bone in my face. I have 3 metal plates in my face and 12 screws. When I broke my face, I remember sitting in the hospital crying and then looking at my mom and feeling the love of the Savior in that room. I remember feeling that whatever I went through, my Savior has felt how I felt because of the Atonement. He KNEW exactly how I felt and I will never forget that love that I felt. I know that Jesus Christ suffered for any pain that I have felt in this world, and I know that through Him, I can find peace and love. Lastly, when I went to school in Hawaii, I started the Book of Mormon for the first time and I had always been a member. Its not something that I am proud about. But before the end of that year I finished the Book of Mormon, cover to cover, and I prayed to know if it was true. Not that night, but the few nights later, I rememeber sitting in my bed and feeling a feeling of peace. I knew that it was true. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Jesus is my Savior.

How I live my faith

Right now in my life I live my faith through my full-time service in the work of the Lord. I have sacrificed school and friends and everything so that I can help other come unto Christ and feel of His love like I have.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Families are so imporant in the CHurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days saints because families are ordained of God. God wants all of our families to be happy so that they can live in peace. We are all a part of God's family and he wants us to be a happy part of his family. The family is central to God's plan of Happiness that He has for us because within the walls of our home is where the families will grow, love, learn, and serve one another. Within in the walls of the home is where we will learn the most about our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less