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Hi I'm Derek

I was born in Utah. I live in Georgia. I'm studying physical therapy.

About Me

I am 26 and in my second year of physical therapy school. I'm the only student in my class with a child. My son was born during my first semester of PT school and my wife and I are so happy. He keeps us busy and it is a struggle to stay on top of all of the homework, but I can't imagine life without him.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to ask God if it was true. He answered my prayer, so I know the Book of Mormon is true. If you have ever met a missionary from our church, they have probably challenged you to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. I grew up in this church and wanted to be a missionary so I accepted that challenge and received an answer.

How I live my faith

People ask how I manage to stay on top of my schoolwork when I also have a baby to take care of, and I can honestly say that it is only with God's help. I get up early every morning so I can study the scriptures. I know when I put God first everything else will fall into place. It seems counterintuitive to add other responsibilities when what I need is more time in the day, but I have faith that when I put God first, he will help me with everything else.