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Hi I'm Derek

I'm serving a mission in England. I love family time and cereal. I'm a Mormon

About Me

First and foremost I love spending time with my family. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as everyone’s there I’m happy. I love going to movies and eating out every once in a while. I love boating, especially in Lake Powell which is probably my favorite place in the entire world! I also love skiing, basketball and pretty much any other sport where I can be active or be outdoors. I have 4 sisters and 1 brother who, as well as my parents, are some of the greatest examples in my life. I enjoy traveling and making movies out of the trips I go on. I'm not good at singing but I sure do it a lot. I like to play the guitar, insert movie quotes into everyday conversations, and eat lots of cereal. I’m a big cereal guy. I'm known for spilling my food a lot and my contagious laugh. The gospel of Jesus Christ means everything to me and has brought more joy and purpose into my life than anything else!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints is truly led by Jesus Christ. I know that there is a living prophet today that God has called to direct his work upon the earth and that He continues to speak to us in our day. I know that our families can be together forever through the plan that God has provided for us. I have come to know this as I've read and prayed about the Book of Mormon and as I've acted on the things it teaches. When I read the Book of Mormon I feel my life improve and feel happier regardless of what is going on in my life. I feel in my heart that it's true! As I continue to read, pray, and go to church I can feel that same reassuring feeling that this is true. God loves us and I know that He wants to help us and guide us to truth and help us be happy. I choose to follow Jesus Christ and his gospel because it makes my life better than I could ever make it on my own. It brings me joy and peace! And I know that because of Christ and his gospel I can be with my family forever!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ in all that I do. With each decision I make I hope to become a better person and to be more like Him. I am also currently serving a two year mission in England where I teach people more about Jesus Christ and about God's plan for us. I know how much these things have blessed my life and I know that those blessings are available to anyone who is willing to take a step of faith and act on the message we share.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Jesus Christ makes it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins. We all make mistakes and fall short but because of what Jesus Christ did we can repent and be completely forgiven. He suffered for our sins so that if we repent we can find the peace of forgiveness. Repentance is a path that leads to peace and lasting happiness. When we repent, we change and promise to do better and to follow Jesus Christ. Following Jesus Christ brings peace and happiness. Show more Show less