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Hi I'm Derek Bushman

I'm Derek Bushman, I'm a Texan, I love sports and outdoor, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm 19 years old, and I'm a missionary for the church, I'm called to the Colombia Bogota North mission. I have seen many good things in my life that have come from living the principles of this Gospel. I love pretty much every sport, but especially basketball, and I enjoy being active, camping, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, and every other outdoors activity. I have an awesome girlfriend named Kami and she is a missionary as well in the Arizona Scottsdale Mission. My family is awesome, there are 8 in my family. I have 2 brothers, one on a mission in California, and 3 sisters and my parnts. I am the second oldest of my siblings, and I love them all. This gospel is the greatest blessing in my life, and I am grateful for the opportunity I have to serve the Lord on my mission and to help His true church progress.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the Church, but not my whole life was spent following the rules. There was a period of about 3 years when I didn't want to follow any rules, so I tried to remove myself from the church. Suring that period, I experienced the true meaning of 'rock bottom' I was angry, unhappy, and lost as to what to do. But one day, I decided to change my life. I decided to come back to the church and try obeying the commandments of God again and see what comes of it. After that change was made, I experienced a change of heart and all the negative emotions and feelings I had became happiness and positivity. I knwo that it was the Gospel of Jesus Christ that gave me those feelings and I know that every single person can experience it too.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving a mission, but i have held positions in Cub Scouts, youth leadership, and Sunday School. I'm a missionary, which is basically somebody who is called to preach the true restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and bring others to the knowledge of Him and His love for us. I am called to the Colombia Bogota North Mission, and will learn Spanish in order to teach the people there about Jesus Christ. I invite all people to believe on Him, and my goal there is to help them to receive Jesus Christ in their lives more fully by bringing them to the knowledge of His restored Gospel, and by baptizing them into His true church. That is my goal and the goal of the entire church: to bring people to Christ.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Derek Bushman
The nature of God can be summed up in one word: Father. Of all the titles we can give to God, He likes it most when we call Him 'Heavenly Father' A father will love you, care for you, and protect you. Fathers rejoice when you do well and are sad when you mess up or disobey. Good fathers will do ANYTHING for their children, and so will our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less