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Hi I'm Derreck

I have been a member all of my life. I'm a thespian, athlete, singer, dancer, songwriter, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently preparing to serve a mission. I received my call to serve in the Denver, Colorado South mission and I report the 2nd of July! I never thought that I would be serving a mission, but here I am! If it wasn't for having the Gospel in my life and experiencing the Atonement of Christ, I would be so lost and confused.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family, so I've been a member my whole life. Just because one is born into the church, doesn't mean it's an easy ride. I've experienced other religious meetings and activities like catholic and baptist activities, but they never felt as complete as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. During my senior year of high school, my faith was so dim and I had fallen away from the church. I didn't want anything to do with the church because I felt like everyone was looking down on me. It wasn't until a car wreck in which I flipped going 125mph on an old abandoned airport runway that helped me see just how loved I am. Scientifically, I shouldn't have survived that wreck. The velocity of the car and force of initial impact should have crushed me completely and caused major damage to my internal organs. I walked away from that with a small scratch on my left shoulder and a sore lower back. Nobody can tell me that it was luck or chance that I survived that day. Since then, I have been doing my best to strengthen my personal relationship with Heavenly Father and ever since I've made an effort to do so, my life has done a complete 180 and now I'm preparing to serve a mission to invite others to build a relationship with Christ as I have done and continue to do.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving as a ward missionary. I go out with the Elders and the Sisters when I can and I do my best to keep an eye open to any and all opportunities that come up in which I can share my testimony and help others grow in theirs. I will soon be serving as a missionary in Denver, Colorado, so this calling has been a great tool to me!