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Hi I'm Derek Lowe

I am Derek. I was born in Provo, Utah while my parents were attending BYU. Eighteen years later I am now attending BYU.

About Me

I am currently attending BYU. This freshman year has been one that has changed my life completely. I have grown so much and I am really excited to serve a mission for the next two years. I have yet to receive a mission call but I know wherever I go it will be where I am meant to be. In high school I was a competitive runner and I loved it. Even know that I have come to college and I don't technically have to train for anything I still find myself going onto the treadmill almost every single day. In my family there is me, my mom and dad, my three brothers and sisters and my dog. Just thinking of them makes me sad due to the distance between us but I know they are doing great without me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe what the church teaches. There are so many people out there who think that when you are raised in a church you become brainwashed and unable to think for yourself. I can see how this can be true but in my case it is not. It is been a long and hard process for me to get to the point where I am now. I have my doubts and they are strong as they are numerous but at the end of the day when I read the Book of Mormon I know that it is a true book. It is little things like this that sustain me and keep me going even when things get difficult. I love the church and (without trying to sound conceited or anything) I love to live like Christ. The fact of the matter is when I am more Christlike and try to live like Christ I am happy. That is "Why I am a Mormon".

How I live my faith

It is so funny when you take a look at my life because it seems like everything that I do points toward my faith. I grew up in a LDS family and now I have come to a LDS University. I go to my LDS church every week and all of my friends are LDS. Here at BYU we always joke about how we live in a bubble. The world that I live in is not at all like the real world. Everybody here has the same religion as me and while a lot of them do think a lot different than me I know that I have I at least have something in common with everyone. I am currently a Sunday School Teacher and I love it. I feel as if I am learning more from the lessons I teach than the people I am actually supposed to be teaching.