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Hi I'm Derek Slauson

I grew up in Utah. I'm a student at Utah Valley University. I love to be active. I'm a mormon.

About Me

23 year old male going to school full time and working. I am in the process of getting a communications degree. I work for a home automation company and 4 months out of the year i get to travel to a different state. I love my family and am always happy and full of energy when i am around them. I am the oldest of 4 boys. I am also the oldest cousin. When the extended family gets together it is always a work out, between horseback rides, pushing on the swings and chasing around playing tag. I am so grateful for my family and look forward to having one my own. I love to be active, i enjoy exercising, hiking, golfing and was on multiple sports team in high school. I love to travel and feel traveling is a great form of education.

Why I am a Mormon

My Mom and Dad were raised Mormon, and have raised me in the faith as well, but that is not why i am Mormon. I would say my testimony began to grow into something independent of my parents testimony as i started going to seminary in the ninth grade. I really began to for the first time study/feast in the Book of Mormon. As i read i felt the spirit and it filled me with happiness and self-confidence as i was going through that awkward stage in life. Ever since the ninth grade i have never looked back. The gospel of Jesus Christ is an active part of my everyday life. My testimony of the Book of Mormon gave me the courage to serve a full-time mission in Charlotte, North Carolina (greatest place on earth). On my mission i gained a sure witness that not only is the Book of Mormon another testament of Jesus Christ but i came to also know that God is my loving Heavenly Father. That Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and the author of my faith. I know that because of Jesus Christ i can be forgiven of my sins and be found spotless at the last day. I know Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today.

How I live my faith

With a SMILE! The fruit of the spirit is, "love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance," (Gal. 5:22-23). As i actively live the gospel i am filled with all such feelings. The gospel truly is the "good news."