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Hi I'm Derrick Palmer

I grew up in Snowflake Arizona, I absolutly love to snowboard, I love to be outdoors, and I am a mormon.

About Me

I am the only boy in a family of five children so i have four sisters two of them older and two of them younger. My parents both grew up in Snowflake/Taylor Arizona. They moved away when they were first married but came back cause they love it there and I lived there for my first 19 years. My family is wonderful we are very close and love playing sports together and being outdoors. One of my fondest memories will always be our family nights where we would all go to the church and play basketball as a family. I have always loved playing all kinds of sports and being outdoors. Around five years ago i found the one i absolutly love! I started snowboarding when I was in 8th grade and I have been doing it ever since! I also love American football, basketball, baseball, and being in the outdoors camping, fishing, and hunting! My friends are very important to me. Over the years I have met new people and come to love them very much. I am away from home right now for two years and something i miss very much is being with my close friends back at home.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints so I have always been around it and had a belief, but it was because thats what was expected of me. Once I got a little older I started realizing that I couldnt keep living this religion if I didnt know for myself if it was true. I had been living off my parents testimonies my whole life. About a year ago i decided i had to know. so i studied and i prayed just as i had always been taught, but the difference was that this time i really wanted to know for myself. I got my answer and that is why i am a mormon because i know that it is true, i know that the book of mormon was translated by Joseph Smith, and that Joseph did see God the father and his son Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best i can be. I follow the teachings of the Book of Mormon, the bible, and the current prophet Thomas S. Monson who directs the church today. I follow these teachings as best as i can and when i fall short i repent and keep trying! I serve others as often as i can and do the things i am asked as long as they are good!