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Hi I'm Derek

I grew up in Burbank, California. I love acting and architecture. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Burbank California until I was about 12 years old then moved to Utah with my family. I love making people laugh so I did a lot of acting and improve throughout high school. Now I am preparing to go on a Mission. Which is a little bit more serious life style than I used to live, but I am sure I can make it fun.

Why I am a Mormon

Well as a kid I grew up in the church. For a long time I went to church because my parents wanted me too. I also didn't see anything wrong with it. Church on Sundays just made sense to me. But as I got older I started to realize that there would come a point where my parents wouldn't be there to tell me to go to church and live the gospel. I knew that I would have to decide for myself if this was the right way to live. So I read the Book of Mormon and I came upon a verse that described the love of Christ. That throughout our lives, even if we make mistakes, Christ will love us and help us to follow him. I felt his love as I read that scripture and knew that this church was true. Now as I go about living my life and doing my best to follow Christ I still get small conformations of the truth of the gospel through the spirit. I guess in the end I am a mormon for a lot of reasons, but probably the biggest one is that this Church brings me sincere joy and happiness like nothing else. And that's why I am a Mormon

How I live my faith

I am preparing to serve a mission in Brazil. Which is something that I have always wanted to do ever since I noticed the amazing peace and comfort that comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ.