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Hi I'm Darren

I grew up in California, I'm the oldest of four sons, i love baseball and art, I'm the first to serve a mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in California where i lived with my parents and three little brothers. I like sports as much as the next guy, but baseball has always been my favorite. I played ever since i was young, all the way through high school. I also like drawing and painting and all different kinds of art, i have a lot of artists in my family so it is definitly a gift i was blessed with. As far as my personality goes, i feel like I'm a nice, honest guy who tries to get along with everyone. I think people find me funny, which i get from my dad. Speaking of which, i hope to follow in my father's footsteps and become a fireman after attending BYU Idaho. All in all, I'd say I'm just your typical Mormon friend.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised to believe in the Church and in its teachings and I've grown to understand how impactful it has been on my life today. For me, this Church and its guidance has helped make me a better person. i have made friendships and developed that will last forever. The reason i think our church is so special is because we believe that all religions have some truths, we just have the full truth. i know that too be true through my testimony of this church. people might think we are too strict, but ultimately God knows our bodies best and i know that through the guidance of our living, modern day prophet, God will direct us to do what he knows is best for all of us. I know that there is such a thing as modern revelation, because without it we wouldn't be able to progress in this life. i know the Book of Mormon is true because it was written and translated by prophets of God through the grace of our loving Heavenly Father. We are all brothers and sisters, trying to return to our heavenly father and i want to do my part in bringing others to this same Gospel.

How I live my faith

Since i am the oldest, i have always tried to lead by example. i feel that is one of the best ways to show people what you believe. It wasn't often that i shared my testimony to my friends but that never meant i didn't follow my standards. My friends learned my standards and respected them, no matter what i did. I played baseball in high school, i was in the art club, i had numerous callings in church and no matter what i was doing i tried to be the best example i could be, which to me was simply being a good person and trying to serve my friends, family, and even strangers. I believe that as long as we strive to live our lives as Jesus would, that we can touch the hearts of those around us and help them learn of the true Gospel.