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Hi I'm Devin Shirley

I'm a military child, a tennis player, a biology major, an avid hunter and fisher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of three children. I was born into a military family and, consequently, moved a lot. I lived in Utah twice, Kentucky, Texas twice, Nevada, and Germany. I attended three different high schools. Because of how much I moved I got to meet and befriend many people, experience many cultures, and gain a love of many activities. I love to play sports, in particular tennis and soccer. I love to hunt, fish, hike, repel, and do anything outside. I love swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. I spent one year at college studying Biology at Brigham Young University. I will return to school and my normal life after devoting two years of my life to the Lord. I´m currently serving my mission in Buenos Aires (west) Argentina.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but that does not mean I was not converted. I have gained a testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by living its precepts everyday and through meaningful prayer with my Heavenly Father. Through these small and simple acts I have been assured of the truth of my religion and it brings me peace and comfort to know my purpose and know that I am loved by our savior, Jesus Christ. I understand that as a Mormon there are challenges and commandments that seems to limit my individual choice but I choose to live each commandment because I know they are from God and they there are to help me physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I have a testimony that we have a Prophet today and he acts as God's mouthpiece. I know that we can each return to our Heavenly Father and be with our families for eternity because of His plan and our Saviors sacrifice in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross at Calvary. I love my religion and I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating in my ward. I attend church every week and love the feelings of peace, comfort, and clarity I experience there because of the spirit. I regularly participate in service activities and like how it makes me feel to help someone in need. I home teach and enjoying spending time with the other members and their families and am always wiling to help them if my assistance is needed. I live my faith my trying to read the scriptures as often as possible and by praying with my Heavenly Father every day.