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Hi I'm Derek

I grew up in Idaho. I play the guitar. I enjoy lacrosse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Derek! I strive enjoy the most of each day I have. Life is all about trying a little bit of everything and experiencing a lot of different activities. My family and I have have enjoyed scuba diving, rock climbing, wake boarding, snowboarding, shotgun shooting, camping, fishing, traveling, and many things. It makes me, my siblings and parents all closer as we spend time together. Personally, playing the guitar, lacrosse, basketball, and going running are some favorite moments of mine.

Why I am a Mormon

The knowledge that I have that a living Heavenly Father loves me brings me a lot of happiness and peace! I have seen my prayers answered quite literally, which helps me to know that He is there. Being a Mormon helps me to understand all the things I need to do to return to live with my Father in Heaven. Baptism by someone holding the priesthood authority of God is essential. Also, we must stay faithful to that promise we make at baptism when we take upon us the name of Jesus Christ. I love the knowledge that a modern day prophet has been called on the Earth to give us guidance. From a modern day prophet (Joseph Smith) we have additional scripture that has been translated by the power of God. This additional scripture, called the Book of Mormon, gives a powerful witness that Jesus is the Christ, and that he still lives today. For me, I have come to feel that this book is true, and it has given much strength, comfort, peace, and direction in my life and I have constantly studied it.

How I live my faith

I love to be of service and give of my talents for others to benefit. I have taught the children and young adults lessons on Sunday.