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Hi I'm Derek James Packard

I live in Spanish Fork Utah. I went to Maple Mountain high school. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have never really thought that i am that smart of a kid but i am grateful for the gifts that God has given me. I always tried to do what my parents told me to do which always brought blessings. I really liked band class in school and i have a great love for music. I play many different musical instruments and i would have to thank my teachers for that. When i go to college i would love to go into electrical engineering funny enough even though i have a love for music. I really like working with my hands and learning new things so i figure that it will be a great job for me. I also really like playing sports like baseball and soccer. I was not on any of the high school team's but i enjoy just having fun with a group of friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. My hole family are Mormons. That's not a bad thing. Its a really good thing. I was raised to know the truth and to be able to find it in all kinds of forms. But the thing i know to be true most of all is that my Heavenly Father loves me and because He loves me He gave me this gospel. It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and this is His church. I know this is the right path for me and i know it to be true.

How I live my faith

I really like my church and my friends there. we will hang out all the time like playing night games or going camping. I was a youth leader in my ward at times and i really loved it. i really liked serving my fellow youth of the church and i tried to come up with fun activity's for us to do. I am now serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Bible belt which is amazing for me to see the faith of so many other church's. Its amazing to me of how much of the same things we believe and its wonderful of how much they love the Bible it is a wonderful book. The greatest way i live my faith is by being the best i can be, By serving others, and getting better everyday. You never know when someone is watching and wants to change something in there life by them seeing you do something right.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Derek James Packard
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the most important thing that has every happened in the history of the earth. The Atonement is what Christ did for us in the Garden of Gethsemane and His suffering on the cross. At these two moments He was taking upon Himself the sins of the world, yours and mine alike. It is by the Atonement that we are able to make it back to our Father in Heaven. The Reason it does this for us is because no man that has sinned can make it back to the Father because no unclean thing can be in His presence. So by Christ suffering the way He did He took the sins of all men so that we may be clean in the sight of God. Then He died With Christ being the Son of God there was a part of Him that could not die. Christ could have lived forever but He died for us. He suffered ALL things so that He can lead us back to the Father. Jesus was the only man that could do this and He did it for us. That truly shows the Love of God. "John 3:16" Show more Show less