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Hi I'm Darrin

I'm a Husband, Father, Sr. Project Manager, Eagle Scout, Bird Hunter, Ham Radio Operator, and Grandpa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have 6 children, three of which are married and three still at home. We have three grandchildren and one on the way. I enjoy bird hunting as it is a good source of excercise, fun and a nice meal when I am successfull. I am fluent in spanish thanks to the oppotunity I had to serve a two year mission in New York City and Hartford Conneticut back in 1980. My parents were converts to the church. I am the oldest of eight children - seven boys and one girl. I enjoy helping and serving others. I love my wife and children.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom’s family converted to the church when she was 13 years old. My father converted in order to marry my mother. They were married in a civil ceremony at the church. My parents were able to be sealed in the Los Angeles Temple while she was pregnant with me. During my primary age years our family was quite active. I always enjoyed church and all of our friends there. I have a few important memories that come from that experience. I was baptized by my father in the Inglewood Stake Center. Our Home Teacher, Max came to my baptism and gave me a children’s bible after the baptism. I thought that was way cool. I kept that bible for many years. We moved to Richmond, Utah the summer before I started 6th grade. I was excited for the new adventure and the fact that the church was next to the school. Now I could walk on over to the church and participate without fail. I have attended faithfully ever since. My life’s path has been filled with many opportunities to exercise faith and see God’s hand. While attending seminary, I received my Testimony that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. Then the scariest testimony I worked on was regarding the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. As I knelt down to pray and ask Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was true many negative thoughts were flowing through my mind, i.e.; If the book is not true I have been wasting my time all of these years. I was afraid of the answer being NO, but I mustered the courage and asked if the Book of Mormon was true and I received the very sweet answer of Yes it is true. The sweetest of all Testimonies I have received is that Jesus is the Christ. The spirit has never lingered for so long with such power in my life. Jesus is the Christ, our Savior and Redeemer. I testify that as I studied and asked God regarding spiritual truths that He has answered. These things I testify of in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

My religion and faith is something I try to live through out all parts of my life. I strive to apply the gospel principles in all that I do. I have had many assignments in the church and in the community that have helped me to grow as a person. In the church I have been a teacher of various ages in sunday school, a cub scout and boy scout leader, librarian, young men's leader, executive secratary, leader of a congregation (Bishop), served on athe High Council, and I am now the leader of the missionary work in our congregation. All these different experiences have helped to stretch me and teach me to be a better person. In the community I have been able to use my experiences to be a coach, referee, a home owners association president, and a member of the local Bond Oversight Committee for the School District. I have learned that faithful service to those around us is very fulfilling and brings great joy into my life.