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Hi I'm Derek

I have lived in Missouri for most of my life. I love to sing. I love sports, especially soccer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from High School and I served a full time two year mission in southern France. I played soccer and volleyball in High School. I am kind of a neat freak, but I love to go camping and enjoy nature. I have four siblings with three being brothers and only one being a sister. My parents divorced several years ago and the custody was split 50/50 between them. I have a lot of friends that are both members and non-members of the church and I love them all.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but I do not live in an area with a lot of members. It grew hard at times to be with friends that would talk about things that would drive the spirit away. I had parents that believed in the church and taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ. It was not till my late teens that I recieved my own true testimony of the church. I had a testimony already but it was sort of attached to my parents. The time that I finally recieved a testimony of my own was when I read The Book of Mormon all the way through. After I would read, I would pray about the things I had read and I would get this feeling of assurity and joy. I then knew that The Book of Mormon was true and that if it was true then this whole Church is true.

How I live my faith

I spent two years of my life serving the people of France through many different ways. I strive to pray each day so that I can have a strong relationship with my Heavenly Father. I love to go out with the missionaries because it gives me opportunities to share my testimony. I can help the missionaries convey a message that I know to be true to an investigator of the church.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

We can read The Book of Mormon and pray to know if it is true. If we have a sure testimony of The Book of Mormon then we can have a testimony of this church and a strong faith in Jesus Christ. Show more Show less