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Hi I'm Devin

I love the outdoors, music and dance, and most importantly, I love spending my time with my family and friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Devin and I'm a Mormon. (Or rather, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.) I was homeschooled, and honestly, that opportunity has blessed my life immensely, giving me everything I needed to become the man that I am now. During my my high school years, I was actively involved in both competitive ballroom and Latin dance, as well as speech and debate. I love speaking and debating, and I LOVE dancing! Dancing is such a great opportunity to get to know other people and develop great, lasting friendships. The time I spent on my ballroom dance team, while difficult and frustrating at times, taught me so much about relationships with my fellow men. I learned things I couldn't have learned anywhere else. Now that I am no longer on a team, I still love to go dancing with my friends and we always have a good time. Music is another one of my great interests. I am a self taught guitarist, and I play at an intermediate level. My favorite music comes from the band Switchfoot, and from the LDS Hymnbook. I recently purchased Switchfoot's most recent album, and I dig it! It has such a great sound, rhythm, and message! I just love my family! They mean the world to me, and I am so thankful that I get to live with them for time and all eternity. Friends are also really important to me. I love a good friend and a good conversation with one(and/or more!). So, that is a little bit about me, some of the things I enjoy, and what is most important to my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy, and I know it is true. Jesus Christ is my personal Savior and I want to follow Him and serve Him with all my heart, might, mind and strength. (See Doctrine and Covenants 4:2) I once was lost, but, now through Christ, I have been and will be Redeemed. I've read the Book of Mormon, I've studied it out with my heart, and my mind too, (See D&C 8:2) and I know that it is true. I do not have a perfect knowledge, but I know it is true because I have felt God speaking to my heart that it is. That may sound a little crazy, but I have felt it, and I will hold fast to my experiences. I have prayed to know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God, and the Lord has given me the testimony that He is, indeed, a Prophet. I also know that not only is Joseph Smith a Prophet, but that The Lord, through him, restored the Church that was established on the earth by Jesus Christ in the flesh. There is a living Prophet, who I know to be a Prophet, who is Thomas S. Monson. Christ is at the Helm of this church, I know it, I support it, and I sustain and support His Prophet, and His Prophets and Apostles which are on the earth today. I know, in my heart, that this is the Church of God of the earth today. I know it. And that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith every day by being honest, trustworthy, and true in everything I do. Of course, I make mistakes, but I want to live the way that Christ taught, and not just when I go to Church. But, I do LOVE going to Church! Church is awesome, the people there are some of the best people I have ever known. I love serving alongside them when we go out to do Church service projects, youth services projects, and going to visit others in the community. My father and I regularly visit with people in my community, and I love talking with them, learning from these them, and learning more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ along with them. In years past, I spent a lot of time with the youth in our congregation and the neighborhood. We have a Boy Scout Troop that I have had a ton of fun in. We have made some awesome memories! Some of my favorite memories were made going down to Bryce Canyon National Park for an muliti-day camp out, and spending time in the Uinta Mountains here in Utah. I love the brotherhood that I have with these young men, and I love them as well. Being a part of this group of young men, as well as the Scouting Program in which we participated in, has really helped to shape me into the man I am now. All I can say is thank you to these boys and my adult leaders who sacrificed so much of their time so that I could have the experiences that would prepare me for my future as a man. I will never forget these experiences. My adult leaders have been some of the greatest examples to me in my life. I hope that I will be able to serve alongside the youth in my community like they did in years to come. I want to give back even more than I have received.