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Hi I'm Dewey Potts

I'm studying Mechanical Engineering. My faith helps me connect what I learn in college to what matters most in life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like hiking, camping, and doing anything outdoors. Now, I'm studying Mechanical Engineering and hope to become a professor one day.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both devoted members of the LDS church and so I grew up going to church and believing in Christ. It wasn't until I was in my late teens/early twenties that I realized I needed my faith to be my own. I decided to do what I'd been taught all my life--read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it is true. When I consistently read and prayed over the Book of Mormon, I felt a peace and confidence come into my life. No angles or visions, just a quiet confidence that everything I had been taught my whole life was true and that I was on the path God wanted me to be on. The more I live the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the more happiness, joy and fulfillment come into my life. I know the gospel is true because I live it and it works for me.

How I live my faith

To me, living my faith means becoming more like Christ and trying to emulate his perfect love. I believe as we act as Christ would, our nature and character become more in line with His. I feel closest to Christ when I build up those around me by letting them know how much they mean to me or pointing out something they do well. Members of our church typically set aside each Monday night to spend with the family -- known as "Family Home Evening." I am currently living in a congregation composed of college students who are far away from home, so I am in charge of planning activities for our home-away-from-home families each Monday night.