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Hi I'm Derek

I am a husband, I am a son, I am a car Salesman, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints. When we were married she was not a member and I was not active. After a long period of in activity I became active in the church and was able to watch my wife join as well. I am thankful that she decided to investigate the church which gave me an opportunity to re-investigate it. Three years after she was baptized we are very active and enjoy full membership in the church. I am thankful for the difficulties that we had to begin our marriage, and I am very thankful that we found the gospel of Jesus Christ and we have been able to make our marriage a Christ centered union. With out the gospel influence I am convinced we would be very unhappy.

Why I am a Mormon

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints. I joined because it helps me know who I am, it helps me know Gods plan, and it helps me to keep in perspective the daily routine of life. I chose this lifestyle because I know that this is the church of God, and if I lived the commandments that he has set forth than I too can be with Him again. I am a Mormon because it is true, and the principals that I learn from my religion help me to be a better man than I ever could be with out its guiding light. I know that this church is true, and I know that the Priesthood of God is again on this earth if we seek it out, and be prepared to learn!

How I live my faith

Each person lives his or her faith differently. For myself I find that serving others is a way for me to feel closer to my heavenly father and Jesus Christ. I feel that when I am in the service of my fellow man I am also in the service of my God. I teach employment classes at church to those who are attempting to gain employment, and I work with new members and investigators as they are learning more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. My favorite way to live my faith is to follow general conference talks given by our prophet and general authorities. I know that they hold the keys of the gospel in this age and I know that by learning from them I am learning the correct principals of life.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Derek
 The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. Now I know you are reading that and thinking " duh it says that right on the front" but it is that simple. We believe that just like in Jerusalem in biblical times there were people in the Americas who documented their lives. We believe that the Book of Mormon is the record of those people. We believe that because our Heavenly Father loves all man kind he sent prophets to different areas of the world to spread the news of his son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less