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Hi I'm Derek

I am an enthusiastic, optimistic person with a passion for music and people. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am an optimistic, social person who strives to see the good in everything. I grew up with a keen interest in music, particularly the piano. I have over ten years of piano-playing under my belt and love to share my musical talents with those around me. Whenever the opportunity arises I am found spending time with my friends doing all sorts of activities. I tend to have a very open mind and ask a lot of questions; I love listening to people and genuinely care about their well-being. I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My designated area to serve is the Ogden, Utah, mission! I grew up being home-schooled, and contrary to popular belief, I am quite the social butterfly. I have a wonderful family who supports me in all my life's decisions and helped to bring me to where I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of this church and striving my best to follow the example of my Saviour gives me purpose in this life. To know where I am, where I came from, and where I am going after this life and have such a strong, divine testimony of these life questions gives me so much joy. I can be happy knowing that there is a God who loves and knows me personally. The gospel of Jesus Christ refines my character and makes me see things clearly. I have seen the blessings from living the gospel and I know I can never go back. Even though life still has its trials, knowing I have my Saviour to back me up each and every step of the way is a major help for me in my life. I know this church is true. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. And most important of all, Jesus is the Christ, and through Him one can be freed from all manner of affliction and find true happiness in this life.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ is an active one. I love being a member of this church because it invites you to act! I strive my best to be an example of the believers and a follower of Jesus Christ. As a missionary, I have a special calling as representative of Jesus Christ; in that same regard, I have a calling to extend His love to those whom I meet. Love is the core aspect of this gospel, it is the means by which all things are accomplished. I know I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and I want to share that with others.