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Hi I'm Devin

I grew up in California. I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a teenager. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California, I skateboarded and played bass in a couple of bands. When I was 14 I found The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through a friend. I served as a missionary in Texas and went to college in Idaho, where I met my wife. My daughter was born. I ride motorcycles - I go on long trips and camp. Shortly after college I joined the US Navy. I trained in Florida, Georgia and Connecticut. My son was born. I lived and worked on a Submarine as a supply officer in Hawaii. After the Navy I took a job as a financial analyst for a sporting goods manufactuer in South Carolina. We had another son... I think we're done. I went back to school while working and now have my MBA from Duke (Go Duke!) and now work as the finance manager for a company that makes camping equipment in Colorado. As you can tell, we have moved around a lot. We find new places to live, new friends, new places to eat... but whereever we go, the church is there. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a sure rock and foundation for a life of joy.

Why I am a Mormon

Air Conditioning! When I was 14 a friend was coming to my house in California after school. It was hot and he had to go to a seminary class (a religion class for high school students). I could have waited outside in the 100+ degree weather or inside in the air conditioning. I'm not exactly sure what I expected - maybe a monk in a stone amphitheater (semi-catholic background). It was a normal classroom, a normal guy in suit teaching - but something felt different. I went to that class all year long. I started going to church. I went to youth activities, dances, and on a campout where everyone got their cars stuck in the mud. My social conversion was nearly immediate. My spiritual conversion took a little longer - mostly for me to recognize for myself (through feeling the spirit, see Galatians 5:22) that this is Christ's Church. I have had enough spiritual experiences now to have a firm knowledge that this is Christ's church and where he wants me. I have also seen many others gain this knowledge. Anyone who seeks Christ and his church will find it with a little effort - going to church, reading The Book of Mormon & Bible, and praying about it.

How I live my faith

I've had a lot of callings (volunteer jobs) in the church. Missionary. Sunday School Teacher. Clerk. Right now I am a clerk again, helping the bishop with records... But I'm not sure this is the most important. Being a good friend, helping people move, visiting people that need a little love and attention, fixing a friend's car, trying to be a good dad, reading scriptures (either The Book of Mormon or Bible) and praying... I think this is how I live my faith.