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Hi I'm Derrick Copling

I am an adventurist, a teacher, slightly taller than the average man, and a Mormon.

About Me

I have grown up in Utah and Idaho my whole life. I don't like spending my time inside, I love to be outdoors especailly when I am on my snowboard in the mountains and the summer time on my dirt bike, and climbing mountains. I love doing things with my family, they are the most inportant people in my life. I would not be who I am with my amazing family. I love talking with, and meeting new people, which makes what I currently do extra fun for me. Right now I am a missionary preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Keiv, Ukraine, speaking the Russian language. Serving on a mission has been one of the greatest experiences of my life so far, and I could never trade the things I am learning for anything.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in Utah and being surrounded by so many other members of the church sometimes made me a little blind to the truth of the gospel. And it wasn't something that interested me all that much. Seeing the truth and gaining a testimony for myself was a long process that took eighteen years of my life. It wasn't until I made the decision for myself to go to church and truly seek to feel the Holy Ghost testify of truth. I also began to read the Book of Mormon: Another Testment of Jesus Christ. And prayed about the truths that are in the pages. I recieved for myself an answer from the power of the Holy Ghost that it is all true. My testimony is in our Savior Jesus Christ, I believe he payed the price for our sins, and that he was also resurrected and lives. I love the gospel. It has made me the happiest I have ever been in my entire life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church services every week. By reading, pondering, and praying about the teachings I learn in the scriptures. By giving service and helping others. I believe that sincere service is one of the best ways to not only show our love for others, but a great way to show how much our Heavenly Father loves us. I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am giving two years of my time to dedicated service to our Heavenly Father, and I love it.