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Hi I'm Derall Riley

I grew up near Phoenix, Arizona, USA. I am a missionary in the Brazil Teresina Mission.

About Me

I am a huge nerd, I love to play nerdy card and board games, and I run endless amount of statistics for various competitions. I also create maps and record videos. I love playing the piano and reading a good book, and I used to be a stage actor and singer for a while. Now I am currently serving as a missionary in Brazil, and taking a break from my college education to do so.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church since a young age - when I was about 10 my parents divorced, and this left me with going to church only every other week, rather than every week. I didn't mind it at first, after all, as a teenager, church wasn't exactly the most intriguing thing - but overtime I really came to appreciate the Sundays where I was able to go to church, take the sacrament to an elderly couple after church, and spend the day with family. I love the spirit that comes with obeying the Sabbath and want to continue that as far into my life as I possibly can. I also have had several experiences to reinforce my testimony of prayers, and know that prayers are a true way to communicate with God, and more importantly, that He does answer them.

How I live my faith

I had various callings in my church growing up, but now I am living my faith by serving a full-time mission in Brazil.