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Hi I'm Derek

I was born and raised in California. I'm a missionary serving in the Australia Brisbane Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 21 years old and I'm currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My favorite hobbies include playing music and basketball. My family is living in America while I'm here in Australia serving the great people of Brisbane. I went to school for a year before my mission, and plan to finish school after my mission. The most important thing in my life is my family and my faith in Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Throughout my life I grew up as a member of the church and I'm grateful for every moment of it. My parents helped me learn about the gospel as we went to church together with the rest of my brothers and sisters, but it wasn't till I was 16 years old when I truly wanted to find out if this church was true. Like many individuals around that age, I just wanted to really figure things out. The personal trials that we all go through made me realise that riding on the backs on the testimonies of others can only take you so far. For myself, I needed to go farther. I decided to read the Book of Mormon for myself for the first time, and to sincerely pray about the message it contained. I've never looked back since.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by the purpose I have as a missionary. As a representative of the Church, my purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them recieve the restored gospel. I've witnessed people change thier lives to try and align their life with the teahings of Jesus Christ, and I can say from firsthand experience that there is no greater happiness and joy that comes from anything else.