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Hi I'm Devin Grant Bost

I'm Devin Grant Bost. I was once a homeless youth, but now that I'm a Mormon, I am solving the world's hardest math problem.

About Me

I'm a Mormon inside and outside. I am also a Freemason. (D&C 130:19 states, "And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.") I am working on solving the "P vs NP" problem, one of the six remaining Millennium Prize problems. This problem involves computational complexity, which is a barrier to increasing the intelligence of computers. (After my conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ, I began having dreams that I would actually solve this problem.) While most people spent their free time with entertainment, I spend my time studying. When I am not studying the gospel of Jesus Christ, I am working on a math theorem for reducing computational complexity to improve, at least, the power of artificial intelligence. (After all, intelligence is the glory of God according to D&C 93:36.) Thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I am now the president of a software engineering firm, and I enjoy the challenge of solving hard problems. None of these things could I ever have imagined possible before I accepted the gospel. So, have you decided to unlock your divine potential yet?

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel changed my life forever. I was once lost, alone, confused, and terrified of the world I grew up in. When I was seventeen, I ran away from home. When my family moved away, I lost contact with my family for almost two years. While homeless, I tried as hard as I could to work and study, but it is hard to know how much easier these things would be when you have not yet discovered the happiness that is possible to obtain in this life. I slowly found my way from jobless (homeless) to nursing to computers. I thought I was happy, but I did not even realize that I was actually in the depths of misery. One day, when I felt like my life was completely torn apart, I cried to the God that I didn't know existed. I plead for an answer, but what I didn't expect was the answer I received. I received that answer on April 10th, 2011. That answer transformed my life, and I know that it can transform yours. The Holy Ghost is real, and God has been so amazing as to give the Holy Ghost as a gift to those of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who are worthy to receive it. I know, beyond any measure of doubt, that God lives, that He hears us, and that He speaks to us today through revelation and the power of the Holy Ghost. He gives us purpose and power and opportunity to save others. He has given us everything, and for that knowledge, I am eternally grateful.

How I live my faith

I call people to repentance. I knock on doors. I listen to general conference on my iPod. I play hymns in my car. I fast continuously... for intervals of time beyond that which I'm willing to admit. And I do everything in my power to increase my understanding of intelligence. I have even made that my career: to increase in the understanding of intelligence. I have learned how to serve others, to lead and direct a team, and to seek after things that are good and helpful to our future. I have learned how to pray and ask God every possible question that is on my mind. I have learned how to build a relationship with Him through prayer. I have learned how to repent to remove my imperfections through the Atonement. I have learned how to build a character that others can depend upon. And I have learned how to become worthy to dwell in the presence of God. These actions require time and perseverance. Faith is a power, but it is also a skill. Faith requires work and effort on our part to increase in our understanding of how to utilize it. My life is dedicated to increasing in my capacity to increase in faith, in my capability to understand the will of God, and in my ability to bless the lives of others.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Devin Grant Bost
God hears us, He knows that we have challenges, and He loves us. All we need to do is speak to Him through prayer. Prayer is one of the most powerful and overlooked gifts we are given during mortality. Personally, I find that asking God questions through prayer is one of the most powerful ways we can obtain answers. Through prayer, we can find the answer to any question. I am still receiving answers for prayers that I asked years ago. For some reason, there is something very powerful about asking God questions. I personally suspect that the reason is because true knowledge is something that God enjoys giving His children. Show more Show less