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Hi I'm Devin

I am from Delta, Utah. I am born and raised Mormon. I love to hunt and do anything outdoors.

About Me

I am an outdoor enthusiast. We live right at the mouth of the Oak Creek Canyon and so I spent much of my childhood watching wildlife. I use to tell my mother all sorts of cool stories of what I would see in the mountains, so one day she told me to take her little digital camera and take pictures. That ended up blossoming into a big hobby of mine as I love to take pictures of Mule Deer and Scenery to this day and have entered into several professional photography competitions. I also like to look for Mule Deer shed antlers year round. The male bucks will shed there antlers each spring from February through April, and then spend the summer months growing them back again. I have found great joy in hiking the mountains up and down in search of these antlers sitting on the ground and have a big stack of them in my room. My mom was a little hesitant at first, both because of being deep in the mountains by myself and all the dangers that brings, and also that the walls often get dinged up while hauling sheds around in the house. However she is softening up and coming around on the idea, as I have even gotten her to accompany me on several hiking adventures.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. My parents expected that I always go to church and help out at every church related event. But as it happens for everyone, the time came for me to make my own choices of the type of person that I wanted to be and what I wanted to do with my life. In my early youth, my family went through several devastating tragedies where I had to choose for myself how to cope and respond to the situations. Some times I made mistakes and chose to cope through ways that brought me unhappiness and extended the misery and hardship further. But through the help of loving friends who shared and taught the message of the Gospel to me, I eventually began to apply Gospel principals to my life in the hard times growing up, and it was amazing how much better I was able to deal with adversity. It was still very, very hard. But knowing that Heavenly Father heard my prayers and was very aware of me made all the difference. Not only that, but knowing that I was doing what he wanted me to be doing brought a reassurance that everything would be okay in the end.

How I live my faith

I love the Gospel. I live it by adjusting the actions and thoughts of my everyday life to be in harmony with the Gospel teachings. Sometimes this is difficult because what the world accepts and even promotes is often contrary to what the Gospel teaches. But it is so worth it. Nothing on this earth, no organization that we could ever be members of or affiliated with, brings more peace, hope, love, and happiness than that of the church of Latter-Day Saints.I attend church every week and often have had callings in my Ward to help attend to the needs of neighbors and community members. Although, my calling right now is to be a full-time missionary, and go out to teach the doctrine and testify of the Savior, Jesus Christ.