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Hi I'm Devan

I'm a Polynesian at heart. I love sports and music and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from Occupational Therapy school and enjoy meeting new people and empowering them to be independent in activities that are meaningful to them. I love kayaking and fishing for large mouth bass. I feel close to God as I witness His beautiful creations. I was a missionary in the Polynesian Islands of Samoa (both Western and American). I love these people with all my heart. I have tried to adopt many good characteristics that I learned from them. One of my hobbies that I decided would keep Polynesian close to my heart is playing the ukulele. I am not musically inclined as most of the Samoans are, but I try my best to sing and play as they would. Playing the ukulele is an opportunity for me to express to others my love for Island life.

Why I am a Mormon

The Gospel of Jesus Christ found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has provided me with a pattern and foundation of righteous living. As I have applied my faith in the principles taught in the Church by living them, I have enjoyed peace of mind, intense happiness, growth and progress, and an unbreakable optimism for the future. Only through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints could I develop a relationship so sweet and beautiful with God and His Son Jesus Christ. These relationships enable me to be a better husband to my dear wife and a more involved citizen in my community. I am a Mormon because I have tested or experimented on the principles of the Gospel by living them and have found them to be consistently and unquestioningly true. They have become a firm foundation and have given me purpose.

How I live my faith

Through the Church, I am provided with endless opportunities to serve and uplift. I am currently a ward missionary and am able to visit with those that are searching for answers to life's questions: "Where am I from?", "What is the purpose of life?", and "Where am I going after this life?". It has been my pleasure to see these individuals grow in the light of the Gospel. A happiness and peace fills a void, that otherwise would have remained. I believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only panacea for the ills of our time. It is the only way to find peace in this life and eternal happiness in the world to come. I love sharing with investigators and striving members that they need not carry their burdens alone. They can come into a "ward/congregation family", where their burdens will be made light through the service of those that stand ready to welcome and love them. I am also a home teacher, which means that I have the sacred responsibility to ensure that the temporal and spiritual needs of a few families are met and are satisfactory. It is this support system that is so wonderful and enjoyable in the Church.