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Hi I'm Derrick

I was born in Logan, Utah grew up in Hurricane, Utah, taught children how to swim and I am currently serving a mission in Ukraine.

About Me

I love swimming and worked as a Lifeguard for 4 years and as a Water Safety Instructor for 3 years. I like the outdoors, but I love just staying inside watching a movie, reading a book or playing some video games. I got into a car accident a while ago. Photography is a big hobbie of mine I have a love for the beauty of the earth and the amazing experiences it can provide for us. I love free-climbing and anything that gets my adrenaline pumping. I love to camp, and be outdoors especially in the spring when everything warms up. I love the winter and being able to get up in the mountains for a little snowboarding as well. Language is also a big hobby, I love to write and learn about different languages. Wakeboarding is another big hobby of mine, I just love the feel of water. I love getting up early in the morning and watching the son rise and I love watching it go down as well. Thanks to my love for water I love being in the rain and getting caught in huge rainstorms. I also like to watch the lightening as it dances across the sky.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this gospel it has given me second life and I intend not to waste it. I know this gospel will bring my family back to the church and active in it as well. I love what I have been blessed with, I wouldn´t be able to write it all down if I started here. I can say, however, that this Gospel has brought me out of darkness, like no other religion could. While growing up in the Church, my immediate family was never active, and so, I became as such, I even went as far as to argue the exsistance of God himself. From 13 up until the age of 16 I was an athiest, and a stout one at that, nothing written in any part of the Bible and nothing anyone ever said to me ever had effect enough to make me believe that God existed, or that we have greater purpose in this life. One day, after once again listening to my grandmother "invite" me to read the Book of Mormon, I started reading it. At first I was extremely skeptical, argueing in my mind each and every point in the book of Mormon because in my life I had met much trial, I read like this until I hit the book of Alma chapter 34, verses 3 and 4, those verses touched me very deeply and I did as Amulek further offers, that is pray to God about it. In short I recieved my answer of the truthfulness of this Gospel and how it may change my life, and now I have devoted my energy, talents, and mind to follow God and his teachings.

How I live my faith

Right now I am serving my mission, but I usually like to do service projects for the elderly and usually like help others with their projects as well. I do hometeaching as well with the ward mission leader around the little town I live in. I love to teach and I love to teach what I love, and that is the Gospel. I try to spread the Gospel and it's message with everyone, especially my family, they are everything to me. I live to try to help in any way I can, whether it be listening to someone's bad day, or whether it be helping them pick up around their house, service and helping others is the drive behind my faith.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Our families are the only thing we can take with us physically to the afterlife. The family can support us in times of great need and are some of the few people that love us unconditionally. We, ourselves, can make each member of our family stronger, by uplifting them spiritually, emotionally, and socially. The family can have a significant impact on the local community, depending on how they act, they can greatly influence how a community works. As long as a family is brought up with a strong sense of right and wrong they will be a great influence on the community in which they live. Show more Show less