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Hi I'm Derrick Wiemer

I'm a convert to the Mormon faith.

About Me

I love sports, outdoors, archery hunting, rifle hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, atv'ing, snowmobiling, riding dirt bikes, spending time at our cabin that was built around 1896, and anything that I can do with my girls and my awesome wife. I love my career and I love the people that I get to work with each day around the country.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because this faith is what I believe in now, but more importantly it is what I have always believed about eternal families, the wonderful atonement of Jesus Christ and the fact that one day I may be able to see my Heavenly Father and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ standing side by side with smiles of joy for making it home to them. I know that the sacrifices that we make in our lives lead to greater joy for our family and our posterity. I also know that I have a Father in Heaven that knows me personally, speaks to me personally and has a plan for me personally. I know that I can disappoint Him, just as my own children can disappoint me, but I also know that He loves me as I love my children and His arms are always open to take me in and comfort me. I know that praying together as a family is something that strengthens the family and I know that the greatest work that a man can do is within the walls of his home. I love the gospel and I love my Savior for His sacrifice for us.

How I live my faith

It brings me great happiness. Yes, there are days that I want to be skiing, snowmobiling, hanging out instead of going to church and performing in my callings, but at the end of the day, I know that I am blessed for the choices that I make. I love working with people and families to help them obtain greater happiness. I know that a family that learns to sacrifice instant pleasures and learns to spend time together, pray together, worship together, and sacrifice for each other will be blessed beyond their understanding. I have served in many callings--I'm certain that I have not been the best at any calling, but I know that I've grown in each of my callings. I love my faith and I love to share it with other's--the changes that have taken place in my life since joining the Mormon faith are hard to describe, but I would love for everyone to experience the joy that I experience.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Derrick Wiemer
Most people that know me know that I love the King James Bible--I loved it before I was ever introduced to the Book of Mormon. The Holy Bible is the word and work of our Heavenly Father--it shares wonderful lessons, doctrine, testimonies, witnesses, and writings from me of God. This scripture when combined with the Book of Mormon takes on an even greater life and brings greater direction to our lives. The books compliment one another and the Book of Mormon exalts that Holy Bible and the writing within. Without the scripture of the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon would not exist as it was a young man that was studying the Bible that was lead to the writings that made the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Derrick Wiemer
Self-reliance is an awesome practice. Mormons teach and believe in self-reliance for unselfish reasons. Yes, we want to be prepared for a rainy day, week, or year, but we also want to build reserves in case our friends/neighbors/other family members have a rainy day, week, or year. It is a wonderful blessing to know that if there is an emergency, job loss, or some other unfortunate event that you don't have to worry about food and water to sustain yourselves or that you have a backpack ready to go with things that will support and sustain you for 72 hours. More and more people are learning to appreciate emergency preparedness and I hope that more and more people will learn to appreciate financial preparedness, spiritual preparedness, and food/drink preparedness. It's actually very enjoyable (addictive for some) and a great way to teach your children about planning. Show more Show less