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Hi I'm Derrik

I am an outdoors enthusiast who drives a jeep cherokee named "Babe" and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm studying Mechanical Engineering. I enjoy playing in the outdoors, especially hiking, biking, running, and off-roading in my jeep. I served a mission in the Honduras Comayaguela mission. I also enjoy watching and playing sports, especially basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, my family and I started to go to church. As I grew up, I began reading my scriptures every day and had a sincere desire to know for myself that it was true. I read and prayed and asked. I was waiting for a clear, strong feeling indicating that it was true but I didn't get anything that I could say matched what I was looking for. Then one night I was reflecting on how I felt and realized that I just felt good. I felt at peace. This is one of the ways the Holy Ghost can tell us it is true. I know that I am a son of God. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that we can be happy only by following Him. I know that after His death many of the truths he taught and the authority to act in his name were eventually lost. Because our Heavenly Father and His son love us so much, they appeared to Joseph Smith in response to his prayer. All of the original truths He taught and the authority to act in his name to baptize, administer to the sick, and to marry for time and all eternity were brought back. I know that God leads us through a living prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. I know that if we follow the Lord and strive to become like him we will be happy and will be able to live in His presence with our families forever.

How I live my faith

I begin and end every day communicating with my Heavenly Father through prayer. I read from the scriptures and look for the answers to my real life questions. Some of the really neat experiences that I look forward to and enjoy everyday are feeling the love God has for me, his son, as He answers my questions and guides my life.