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Hi I'm Derek Gardiner

I am from San Francisco CA, I am Very active in my Ward The Church is Awesome!

About Me

I am an outdoors-man, a bicyclist, I love music and reading, hanging out with my friends, going to movies I am looking for a soul mate to share the beauty of this world Heavenly Father allows us to enjoy daily. In the meantime I am working towards attending college, Serving as a full-time Ward Missionary in my ward.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church in march of 2009, In the previous couple of years I had realized that my marriage was over. I left my wife moved from Arizona to Tennessee, where I had friends and family who offered assistance, So after many personal events that occurred quickly in Tennessee. I realized that I had committed a major Sin in Gods eyes and as a result I could not have any further blessings happen to me in-fact it felt like I was cursed. So after days knowing that I was not pleasing the Lord. I went out walking and praying this prayer was long! it was very cold I prayed like I never prayed before, I told the lord even if the answer to my prayer is not what I want it to be; to simply make it be known to me that I was being answered! I went home. The next morning around 8:00a.m, there was a knock at my door it was Missionaries they told me that heavenly father had sent them to me as an answer to my prayer, that I looked distressed and what could we do to help. Over the next few weeks I met nearly daily with those young men they really cared about me. I was baptized shortly thereafter and it was truly the best descision of my life. Now I have the gift of the Holy Ghost with me everywhere I go I absolutely love the church and have no regrets about joining.

How I live my faith

I hold two callings in the Church first: I am a permanent ward missionary, I enjoy this work I get to assist the missionary's preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ; this is so interesting because many people do not know Heavenly Father or his son Jesus Christ, and may have never heard of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints. I am thrilled to find people who have little to no knowledge of the church it gives me an opportunity to teach others the Truth about the Gospel. My Second calling is: Priesthood Holder who attends Relief Society (Lady's Group) Meetings for various forms of support including helping ladies carry items to/ from their cars, holding doors, as well as anything else that may be of use to aid the ladies. I look forward to accepting any new callings the church may ever need me for. I also look forward to starting hospital visits to sick and elderly people in the near future.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Derek Gardiner
Today, The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints is at the forefront of nearly evey major disaster, around the world in-fact many times the church is the first responders yes, before even the Red Cross or other organizations that specialize in disaster relief and aid. Show more Show less