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Hi I'm Devan!!

I'm a Missionary, I'm an athlete, and I am honored to represent my Savior Jesus Christ.

About Me

I'm a 20 year old, working in Southern California for the salvation of souls. I've been a missionary for a year and dear goodness, blink and it's gone! I love, LOVE learning languages and being able to communicate. I am fluent in English and about half fluent in Portuguese. I am the oldest of 6. I have probably the best family in the world. My sister leaves for London in September on a mission of her own. I am a visa waiter in the lovely California Long Beach Mission. I am headed to the Sao Paulo South Mission sometime soon, but in the meantime, there is work to be done in Long Beach! I am a fan of simplicity and dignified service. I am a huge advocate of fun. I love how we can be representatives of Christ and still have fun. I have no regrets, a testimony of Christ, and a drive to share it!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that God the Father lives, and His Son, Jesus Christ is our Savior. One of the biggest reasons that I am a member of this church is the fact that my sins can be forgiven. I can be forgiven of my sins and mistakes, and I can feel for myself that I have been forgiven. Christ's Atonement is for all men to repent and become clean. By repenting, we become closer to and more like God and Jesus Christ. I am going on my mission and people ask why. I tell them that something this good, this pure, cannot be kept to myself. Being able to be clean and be like our Heavenly Father is so good that I have to share the news. No one should be held back from this gift, this privilege. I am a Mormon because I know that God cares, and I know that He exists. I know that families are eternal. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Many of my problems have been resolved by answers from that holy book. I also testify that this Gospel is true. This is the work of God, not of men. I am a man, and I'm pretty flawed. This Church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This is the Church of Jesus Christ. I am honored and humbled to be a member of a church that bears that title. I am just a young guy, and all I can give are words, but I know that this Gospel is true, and that you can feel the same way if you give it a chance. Try it out, and God will bless you and your life.

How I live my faith

I am a missionary. I live my faith by living the Gospel. I teach people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and how it can change their lives for the better. I serve people who need my help. I love all who I meet, and I build others. Friends and family like to confide in me because I listen and care. I offer words of encouragement. I smile and say hello to most people that I meet. I share what I know about Jesus Christ to people who need to hear such things.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

This Gospel of Jesus Christ is about family. You would do anything for your family while they are alive, so why not when they have passed on? We do baptisms for our family members because they cannot anymore. We love and respect our families, so we help them receive baptism so they can be with God. Show more Show less