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Hi I'm Derek

Im grew up in the Salt Lake City suburbs, I am an Eagle scout, and im Mormon.

About Me

I'm Derek and im attending a semester at BYU and then I am heading on a mission in Brazil in December. I've played lacrosse and football through out my whole youth and in high school. I played Cornerback in football and Defense in lacrosse. My hobbies include playing video games and hanging out with my friends or going to outdoor activities like going to watch college football games or other sporting activities with friends. I enjoy country music along with almost all other types of music. Hunting and fishing and hiking and shooting are all past times that I enjoy and love them. with my friends

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know with a firm understanding and belief that this is the true church and the only way for me to get back to my heavenly fathers kingdom and where I want to be once I do is through this church and his work and through his atonement for us. Being Mormon helps me to be everything I strive to be and it helps me to know who I want to be like. I've always been around the religion but only recently have I actively started working towards gaining my salvation and doing the lords work and I know that its the right thing to do and it makes me very happy to know where I am going in life. I know that by having a firm testimony in the church and its beliefs and teachings I will end up just where I want to be down the road

How I live my faith

I participate in my ward by going every week and listening and trying hard to get something out of the lesson. I read on my own and pray and ask for guidance that way I can hear and listen to what I need to do and where I need to be in life. I am in priest quorum until my mission, its the age group of kids usually 16-19 years old. It helps me every week to prepare to serve a mission. I go home teaching and try to perform my calling as a home teacher the best I can that way everyone there can pull something out of it.