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Hi I'm Derek

I like sports, snow, and outdoors and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Colorado and am now serving a mission in sunny California. I love to rock climb and camp and everything else that is outside. I grew up playing sports like volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse. I am number four out of six kids, three older sisters and two little brothers who aren't so little anymore. Spending time with my family has always been something I have enjoyed.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church, but it wasn't until later in my teenage life that I started wanting to know for myself if there really was a God, who He was, and how to find Him. I decided to start reading The Book of Mormon and found what I was trying to find. I didn't have to read all of it to know that it was the word of God. I read the account of Christ's ministry among the ancient Americans and realized that He really was the Savior of the whole world. Ever since then I continue to read The Book of Mormon and other scriptures and my testimony of Jesus Christ increases daily.

How I live my faith

I have been a missionary for a little while now helping the people of Southern California come to know their Savior more personally. I also get to help out anyone I see in any way I can, whether it be pulling some weeds, helping people move, cutting down trees, or making someone lunch and being their friend. No matter what the service is it has always been worth it to see someone else's life improve in some way.