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Hi I'm Derek

I love to dance, sing, laugh and yup, i'm a Mormon.

About Me

Where to start? If you need a dance partner, I'm your guy. Ballroom is my main focus, but I'm down for just about anything. I'm not gonna lie, I'm a Pokemon Master. I am a firm believer in singing in the car. It helps you feel better :)

Why I am a Mormon

Well, to be honest, I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. There was a long time where I wasn't happy. It didn't matter what I did: I couldn't find true happiness. It wasn't until I was 19 when I actually took the challenge issued in the Book of Mormon to read and pray about it. I had heard repeatedly that having a knowledge of the truthfulness of that book could bring true joy. For some reason religion always sounded cheesy or fake to me, but deep down I wanted to know. That desire grew steadily into action. I read, I knelt, and I prayed. I didn't receive an answer right away. It came right when Heavenly Father knew I needed it though. I can only describe the feeling that I had as love. I had never felt anything like it. Right then I knew that God loved me and that the things I had taught were true. At last the hole in my heart was filled. I was finally happy!

How I live my faith

The Savior taught that we should love one another. I do my very best to truly have that Christ-like love for others: whether it be sitting and listening to people or simply smiling as I pass someone. Our Heavenly Father really does love us even if we feel we don't deserve it. Some people either don't know this or have forgotten it, but it is true.