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Hi I'm Devin

I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, I love trying new things, I can ride a unicycle, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am the only boy in a family of three girls. My mom and dad both grew up in Arizona. I love my family! I love to try new things, and I am game for pretty much anything! The Arizona Diamondbacks is my favorite sports team, and I will eat almost anything that you put in front of me. Snowboarding is one of my favorite things to do, along with hiking, backpacking, camping, and just about anything else in the outdoors. I just got called to serve a mission in the Uruguay, Montevideo mission, and I'm excited to serve the Lord for the next two years.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught by my parents from an early age the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. For awhile, I could lean on my parent's knowledge and their testimony of the church. I knew that they knew the church was true, but there came a time that I needed, and wanted, to know for myself. In the Book of Mormon, the Prophet Moroni promises that whoever will read the Book of Mormon, and ask God with a sincere heart if it is true, that God with "manifest the truth of it unto him by the power of the Holy Ghost," (Moroni 10:4-5) I decided to follow that promise. I prayed to know if this church was true. I received an unmistakable answer that this church was the only true church on the earth. I received a peaceful and warm feeling that it was indeed true. In a way indescribable, Heavenly Father manifested the truth of it unto me through the Holy Ghost. The only way to truly know that it is true, is to ask and experience it for yourself. I cannot deny that this church is true, and I would encourage everyone to follow the counsel of Moroni, and ask of God.

How I live my faith

I am a priest in my ward, along with eight other 16-18 year olds. As a priest, I hold the Aaronic Priesthood which gives me the authority to perform certain ordinances in the church, such as blessing and administering the sacrament to our congregation. Another way that I live my faith is by praying to my Heavenly Father when I wake up in the morning, throughout the day, and again when I go to bed. I study the scriptures daily, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I know that this daily practice helps me to come closer to God, and helps me also to always see things spiritually. I know that it gives me an unseen power in conquering my daily challenges, and I know that this power is available to anyone who diligently studies and prays.