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Hi I'm Destry Dawn Larsen

I grew up in Brigham City Utah. I have been called to serve a mission in Portland Oregon. I'm a mormon

About Me

My name is Destry, I am 19 years old and I love biking. There is nothing better than waking up to a nice crisp morning and flying down a dirt road on my bike. Music is also one of the other things that I can't seem to get enough of. Piano lessons for over 10 years helped to fuel that love for music. Maybe someday I will learn to play the cello or the harp, that is my goal.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. So I grew up around Mormons all of my life. When I moved away to college I really started to choose to be a member of this church for myself. Nobody was telling me to go to church anymore, it was a conscious decision that I was making. I ended up working crazy hours in college and often times would forget/run out of time to read my scriptures. I decided I should make it a priority. There is a chapter in the Book of Mormon (Alma 32 pg. 289) that talks about faith. I started to wonder if reading scriptures really made any difference at all. In this chapter from the Book of Mormon it tells you to experiment with the scriptures and to liken the scriptures unto a seed. It says that if you "plant the seed" or read the scriptures and continue to do so then the seed will begin to sprout and to grow. This is why I have chosen to be a member of the church because I tried that experiment with the Book of Mormon, I woke up an hour early every morning so I could read. Nothing big or crazy happened from doing so, but just like a little tiny seed day by day small experiences helped me come to know that God was aware of me that he loves me and that he has a plan for me. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints is Christ's true church once again restored to the earth.

How I live my faith

During Highschool I helped the youth by putting together fun activites that helped them to become more familiar with the scriptures. I also started a scripture study group with some of the girls in my neighborhood. Right now I am serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints. For 18 months of I get to dedicate all of my time to teaching and informing others about what I believe and to share with them how I came to know that.