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Hi I'm Deezbaa

I grew up on the Navajo Reservation. I'm on the BYU track and field team. I love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a student at Brigham Young University and am a thrower (discus, hammer, and weight throw) for the track and field team. I served a mission in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission. I love the South for their southern hospitality, the food, and the awesome people. I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, cooking, eating, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, and much more.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ has saved my life. From reading the Book of Mormon I know who I am, I know where I come, I know why I am here, and I know where I am going. I have purpose in life and I know that I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father. My parents were blessed with the opportunity to hear the gospel and become members. From my parents example of patterning their lives after the principles of the gospel I have been able to be blessed of goodly parents and grow up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am Mormon because I have seen how my life is so much better by living the gospel. From serving a mission I have seen lives change and my brothers and sisters find their true selves. President Ezra Taft Benson taught: “We are commanded by God to take this gospel to all the world. That is the cause that must unite us today. Only the gospel will save the world from the calamity of its own self-destruction. Only the gospel will unite men of all races and nationalities in peace. Only the gospel will bring joy, happiness, and salvation to the human family” (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson [1988], 167).

How I live my faith

Growing up on the Navajo Reservation and being Navajo I have had the experience of sharing my testimony of the Book of Mormon and my Savior Jesus Christ. People will ask me how I live my culture and what ways I practice the traditions of the Navajo people. My ma is Navajo and my pa Caucasian. Both of my parents speak Navajo and have lived on the Navajo Reservation most of their lives. Both are also first generation members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When they got married and made this covenant they knew that the only way they could raise a family and make it through this life is to follow the guidance of the scriptures, prophets, our living prophet, have family home evening, family/personal prayer, scripture study, attend the temple often, and follow the Family Proclamation. My parents taught me that my first and foremost culture is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Yes, I am Navajo, but “I am Mormon. I know. I live. I love it.” I am thankful for my heritage and my ancestors who have kept a record, the Book of Mormon, that I am able to read and strive to follow in my daily life. The motto I strive to live by is “find joy in the journey”- President Thomas S. Monson. The gospel is true and I know that as I put the Lord first in my life my journey will continue to be bright and full of unlimited opportunities to grow.

What is the Book of Mormon?

It is the Keystone of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The story of the Book of Mormon begins when Lehi, a Hebrew prophet, who fled Jerusalem with his family and several others, at the instruction of the Lord. Lehi and his sons built a ship and sailed from the Arabian Peninsula to the Americas approximately 600 B.C. Lehi's family grew after they arrived in the Americas. His family eventually split into two groups, known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. The Lord continued to call prophets in America and they recorded their teachings on metal sheets or plates and passed them on from generation to generation. The crowning event of the Book of Mormon came when the Savior Jesus Christ visited these ancient inhabitants in the Americas in 34 A.D. after his resurrection and ascension, and taught the same gospel He preached in ancient Jerusalem. He also healed the sick, the lame, the blind, and all who were afflicted. The effect of His visit was so profound that for the next 200 years the people lived in perfect peace. Read Moroni 10:3-5 and follow the guidance given. Show more Show less