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Hi I'm Drew

I am from Mesa, Arizona. I play basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy almost all sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with my family. Eating and sleeping are also some quality hobbies. I played basketball throughout high school. On weekends, I really love going camping or fishing with my family. I have four wonderful siblings that I could spend all day with and never get tired of them. Hiking is another enjoyable past-time. I am the second oldest of the five kids in my family, and will shortly be leaving on my mission. I was able to do well both athletically and academically in high school, and college is definitely somewhere in my future.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I do not know where I would be without it. It has given me direction in my life. It has given me knowledge and faith that give my life meaning and purpose. I have been able to live the life I want to live by following the commandments of God and living up to the standards of His church. I continue to follow this because I know it is true. I feel it in my heart whenever I go to church. Whenever I listen to the hymns of the church. Whenever I read the scriptures, or consider that I am a child of God, and that He loves me and wants me to live with Him again. I recognize the peace this religion has brought into my life. The opportunity to repent from my mistakes. There is no greater feeling. I know I have a purpose here on Earth. I am beyond grateful for the examples in the church and the love and support church members have shown me. I cannot imagine how my life would be if I was not a Mormon. I doubt I would feel the same peace and happiness, hopefulness, that I feel today. I am a Mormon. And I'm eternally grateful for that.

How I live my faith

I have spent a significant amount of time in a leadership role as a youth. There I found great joy in planning and participating in activities with the young men and leaders. We went on all kinds of adventures and grew closer together as a group and individually closer to God. When I was younger, I had duties pertaining to the sacrament that I tried to carry out each week. I participated in numerous service activities, from helping out elderly members of the ward to community service projects. Teaching lessons on Sunday to some youth even is something I do to stay involved in my church. More significant than all these, perhaps, is that I have decided to serve a mission and represent my church and Savior down in South America in these upcoming years. I look forward to my spiritual growth and the opportunity to bring others the light of this gospel.