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Hi I'm Derek Wedel

I grew up on a farm in Idaho, I love dirt bike riding and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a student at BYU-Idaho. I am going into welding. I got my mission call to Rancho Cucamonga California. I have two brothers and a sister. I love farming and could do it all day long. I like being out in the outdoors, especially the mountains.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings light to my eyes to see true happiness and people. It helps me see the true purpose of this life and that I can be with my family forever. I know that God is real, and that He watches out for everyone even if life is hard at times.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being kind to everyone around me. I like when everyone is involved and no one is left out. Going to church and being involved in church activities helps me bring in those who are feeling left out.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Derek Wedel
No. It is optional and I think it would be a great experience. If someone does not serve a mission it does not make them any less of a person. Show more Show less