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Hi I'm Jeff Derricott

I am from Bountiful, Utah. I'm a missionary in the great state of Michigan! I love Jesus Christ! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jeff Derricott. I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Michigan! Prior to coming to Michigan I was attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I enjoy my school work and love being able to take in new knowledge each day. This life is a time to learn, so I intend on learning as much as I can each day! As much as I like school, I love to play sports and be around my friends and family. I love interacting with people and serving them in any way possible. I have seen miracles come from giving a simple "helping-hand" to someone you don't know. I love the feeling of reaching out to someone knowing I might have made a difference in that person's day. Life is the greatest! I try to make the most of everyday by staying optimistic in this fast-paced and often trying world. I love sharing the joyful message of the restoration of Jesus Christ's Church, because it truly does bring happiness to me and those around!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this church is Jesus Christ's only church that holds the fullness of His everlasting gospel. I didn't always know this, but I was raised in a home that these principles were commonly taught. As I got older I saw friends, family, and acquaintances change and realized that I didn't want to follow down similar paths. I committed myself to strive to be better each day. As I did this I started to come closer to God, my Heavenly Father. I realized that He was there and that He cared about me. I continued on this path and found blessings in every aspect of life, blessings that each were a testament of God's love. God speaks to the world today, and the Book of Mormon is the evidence of that! I came to know that the Book of Mormon was, and is true by the power of the Holy Ghost. It makes sense that if God would speak to me as an individual, He would speak to the world through a prophet just as He did in old times. It is a blessing to be a member of Jesus Christ's true church. I know that He is at the head of it and my life is forever changed because of this fact!

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by following the source of my faith, my savior Jesus Christ. As a missionary I get the great opportunity of sharing the gospel! The teachings of Jesus Christ are a pattern for productive and peaceful living. Helping people see this, and by reminding myself each day, encourages me to be better. I love the Bible, I love the Book of Mormon, and I know that with them in unity we can understand God's plan for each of us. I grow my faith every time I read from the words of both ancient and modern prophets and apply them in my life. Faith is a principle of action and as I act on God's commandments my faith and love for Him grows! With the faith I have, and with the faith I hope to gain, I know I can overcome any challenge or trial of life!