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Hi I'm Devin

I've lived in Utah my whole life. Music is my passion. I love the gospel. I'm a mormon

About Me

I grew up in the Salt Lake valley. I have been a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Growing up being a "Utah" Mormon may seem like a breeze to those who live outside of this state, but it has its own set of challenges. Its difficult to receive and build your own testimony. I have been able to do this and I love this church and I love Christ with all my heart. It was in no way easy, but through my own trials, I have. When I was in seventh grade my mother had me start with piano lessons. ((again)) When I was eight years old, my mom tried to start me in piano lessons, but to no avail. I quit a month or so later. I had an amazing talent that God wanted me to develop. And boy, have I "developed" it! I am now a ward organist! At only 18 years old! During my senior year in high school I attended a tech college and received my Medical Assisting certificate. So I, over the summer, have been able to work at the University Hospital as an MA. I love music and medicine!

Why I am a Mormon

My reason for being a Mormon was once just to please my parents. To keep the culture. To avoid embarrassment. I am a Mormon because I have felt the love and comfort that true repentance can bring. I have felt Christ's individual love for me. I have felt the spirit, and have asked questions. They have been answered. I am a Mormon because I searched for myself. I feel an unending flow of peace and happiness sitting in God's temple. I would stay there all day if I could. I have a testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith that I recieved one day in seminary. It was received by the power of music. The hymns have been a tether for me. I have always loved them. I know that Christ suffered for our sins. He was beaten, mocked, spit upon, and crucified so that I could live with God again. Not only though, did he suffer for our sins, but He also experienced everything that we will experience. He has gone through what we have. He knows me. On an extremely personal basis! He knows all of us like this. I love Him for that. So much. I have a testimony of The Book of Mormon. I have read it and know without a doubt of its truth. Now, I didn't have one of those "finish it and pray about it and receive an answer" experiences. But the whole time I was reading it, I felt the spirit. God was telling me the whole time of the truth of this book. I am a Mormon because I want to return to my Heavenly father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following Christ's example to the best of my abilities every day. Am I perfect? Far from it, but through Christ and His Atonement I can become perfect. When I wake up in the morning I pray. On the way to work I read the scriptures or Preach My Gospel. No I don't drive! I ride public transit every day. At work I try to see everyone as Christ would see them. I treat everyone with love and respect, regardless of what they look like, sound like, or how they smell. Everyone deserves love. Working at the hospital, it is essential that I treat everyone with love. People go there to feel better, and love heals. On the way home, and throughout the day, I try to always smile at people. I am a believer in 100% dedication. I will not to half the job. I am committed to Christ. While at work, during my 30 min lunch break, I spend 15 min playing the piano in the lobby. It makes people smile. Every day that I can, I go to the temple. It may sound strange and you may think that it would get old, but it doesn't! When I go to the temple, I feel so close God. I try to go everyday. Sometimes I can't, but as a result, I feel the spirit so strong. The Holy Ghost is always with me. In my ward, I am one of the ward organists. I believe that music is one the most powerful ways to invite the spirit. When I play, I don't feebly and almost fearfully touch the keys. I play with confidence and strength. I practice at least three hours through the week for the Sunday that I accompany the ward. I recently have been called to serve as a full-time missionary. I report very soon! I want to share with others, the message that has completely changed my life.