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Hi I'm Derik

I grew up near Provo, Utah. I am currently a student at Brigham Young University. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am the younger of two children. Born and raised with a background in the Church. I grew up having a passion for football but gave it up after high school in order to work and save up money so I could attend school at BYU. I am currently serving a mission for the Church in Lisbon, Portugal and will return in April 2015. When I return I will continue to pursue my education and hope to one day attend medical school.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I know, with all of my heart, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is indeed the true church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Living this gospel has brought me great joy and I feel I would be nothing without it in my life. Because of this church I know that our we are all children of our Father in Heaven and that through the great atonement of his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, we can return to him and live in exaltation with him. This gospel has brought me comfort in my sorest moments, and strength when I am most weak. I am so thankful for this church and all it has done for me. Nothing in all the world has, or ever will, bring me such great joy. This is the reason why I have chosen to serve a mission. So that others can partake of this great gospel and feel the wonderful peace and comfort that comes with it.

How I live my faith

Currently, I live my faith by sharing it with others in Portugal. I going out to serve them and to bring them the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope that through my efforts I will bring many unto Christ and they will taste of the great joy that this gospel will bring. I have also lived my faith throughout my life by living in a way that will set a good example for others to follow. By keeping the commandments which our Father in Heaven has given us, including living the word of wisdom, keeping the law of chastity, and others that people not of our faith may not understand, I hope to set an example that others will want to follow.