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Hi I'm Devin

I am from Vernal, Utah. I love sports and love to connect with people through sports. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play sports. I love soccer and I played goalkeeper for my High School team. I am an Eagle Scout and I was on Student Council at my High School. I also ran cross country, but I have played just about every sport imaginable. I am serving a mission in Louisville, Kentucky speaking Spanish. I love the outdoors. I love to camp, fish, hike, bike, go to the lake, you name it.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this Gospel. I have had many different trials throughout my life. Many of them were different medical issues that I have. Time and time again, I have received Priesthood blessings and have been healed. Whenever I have been through something difficult, I have turned to the scriptures and to my Savior for help and guidance. Time and time again, I have felt my Savior's love for me and have been comforted in my trials. As I strive to live worthily and faithfully everyday, I can feel the companionship of Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. I feel His guiding hand in my life and I know that as I work to be worthy, I can one day return to live with my Heavenly Father and all my family, both those who are living and those who have passed on. I have personally felt the power of the Atonement. I know it is real and I know that Jesus Christ is willing to take away our mistakes. He is willing to lift us up in our time of deepest sorrow. He will help us rise to meet our challenges and come of conqueror, if we come unto Him. I know Joseph Smith was a true Prophet. He translated the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is a true testament of Jesus Christ and along with the Bible, we are able to learn all that our Father desires of us. I know that this is the Restored Gospel and this church is true. I know that we have a living prophet today and he leads and guides our church through the direction of the Savior. Through our Prophet, we can be lead in truth and be directed back to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I have worked in the temple. I am currently a missionary. I have been in several leadership positions as a youth and have helped organize events and arrange activities for my peers. I really enjoy serving others and helping them find joy in the Gospel and in our Savior. I love going to church every week and reading my scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. I loved going to our religious study classes, also known as Seminary.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Devin
The temple is a very sacred and holy place. Those who enter into the temple are able to make and keep sacred covenants, with our Heavenly Father. Those who enter the temple should be prepared to keep these covenants with the Lord. To maintain the holiness and sacredness of the temple, those members who enter are held to a high standard of worthiness and preparedness. These people are expected to respect the sacred nature of the temple and the ordinances performed there. There is nothing secret about entering the temple. We encourage all to work toward the goal of being worthy to enter the temple and all who qualify may enter. There is, however, the sacred nature of the temple and the ordinances performed there. Because of the sacred nature of the temple, members hold those ordinances and covenants near to their hearts. They understand the sacredness and do not want to ruin that. Almost everything that happens in the temple is included in the scriptures, so there is definitely nothing secret about it. There are several different ordinances that are done in the temple. Proxy baptisms and confirmations are done for those who have passed on and have not had the opportunity to receive the Gospel. There are also other sacred ordinances, including those that join families together for eternity. We believe that families are ordained of God and our goal is that all families may have the opportunity to live together throughout eternity. Show more Show less