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Hi I'm Darren

I'm a basketball fan, a student, and a lover of fantasy fiction books. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the third of nine children, with only one sister, and I love my family. I've attended Brigham Young University (BYU) for one year, and am going to be returning to BYU after I finish serving my mission in, currently, the Colorado Fort Collins Mission, and eventually the Rio de Janeiro Brazil mission. I've played basketball my entire life, beginning in the backyard with my brothers, continuing to play on city league teams for many years, and I really enjoy watching others play, especially in the NCAA March Madness Tournament. I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to live my life according to the way I see fit and choose to live. I am constantly amazed by our ability to choose and change to become better, and who we want to be. I love the scriptures and enjoy doing what I can to help others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to two wonderful parents who were already members of the Church. As I grew up, they not only taught me, but constantly reminded me that there would come a point where the choice would be up to me as to how I want to live. While they raised me to understand the gospel of Jesus Christ, they also impressed on my the importance of doing what I thought was right. Over time, lots of thinking, and praying to God as to what is right and what is true, I can honestly say that I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's church on the earth, and that being a member of His church is what He wants me to do. I know it as surely as I know that I exist. I want to be more like Christ, and being a member of His church is the surest way to reach that goal. I know it.

How I live my faith

My favourite part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Church) has always been the emphasis on the family. At BYU, everyone is away from home, and a lot of us are on our own, without our families. However, part of the organization the Church has for this situation is to organize certain youth into small groups, like a family, and ask two members of the group to organize activities and plan for the group to get together and have fun. During my year at BYU, I was blessed to be one of these leaders, and grow close to the other members of my group. Having those friends to spend time with, ask for help, and just talk to has been a major benefit to my life, and I'm glad I was able to serve in that position.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes, most definitely. The Bible is God's word, and works together with the Book of Mormon to teach the Doctrine of Christ. A lot of the times, Latter-Day Saints don't use the Bible as much as they should, but it is important to our Church and our doctrine. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. =) Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

While there are specific lessons to share, their main purpose is to increase your faith in Jesus Christ and teach about His doctrine and how it can improve your life and bring you closer to the Savior. By following the promptings of the Holy Ghost, they will share with you something precious and important to them, and everyone who is a true follower of Christ: the knowledge of how to return to live with Him again. Show more Show less