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Hi I'm Derek

I grew up in Utah and went to college in Iowa. I love playing soccer and spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved playing sports, especially soccer. I went to a semester of college in Iowa to play soccer before I came on my mission. I am currently serving a full-time Mission and I am loving it. I like spending time with my family and I love learning new things. I have always enjoyed working outside in the yard and I really like to work in my families garden.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my prayers have been answered. I took the challenge to read the Book of Mormon as a youth and as I studied and read I knew that it was right and true. It continues to bring peace to me each and every day. I know that Jesus Christ's church has been restored and I am so thankful to have a living Prophet on earth today. I have had so many questions answered as I have prayed and studied the Book of Mormon daily. I have felt of Gods love and I know that everyone is able to feel and know the same things that I have been blessed to. I know that God loves all of His children and that we receive blessings for our obedience to His commandments.

How I live my faith

I have had a lot of opportunities to teach people about the church and our beliefs because I have many friends that are not members of the church. I love answering their questions about why we believe what we do and why we live the way we do. I love teaching and learning from people, not only those outside the church but members of the church as well. There is so much to learn from each person and I love sharing the things that I have come to know to be true. I have had the opportunity to teach a children's class at church and I also enjoy getting to go and visit other members of the church to learn together and to share the Gospel with others. I also love going to church each Sunday to continue to learn and feel Gods love.