Hi I'm Ethan
I am currently serving my Full Time Mission in Texas. I was born and raised in Idaho. I really enjoy reading the scriptures and learning all I can about Christ, and how much he has done for all of us. I really enjoy the outdoors and love to do all of the camping and stuff that goes with it. I really enjoy Texas and how great the people are here. My Mission means everything to me and I really love helping others come closer to Christ.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because of the death of my best friend in September of 2009. He was in a car accident while going to school. I was very upset and discouraged for a year or so. I really needed to decide weather or not I was going to let that tragedy affect my life in a negative way. I came to the conclusion to go on a Mission which took some time but I finally got called to serve in Texas. I read The Book of Mormon for the first time while in the Missionary Training Center. There was more than a notable difference that came over me; I was more charitable, virtuous, and obedient to the standards that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches us to live by. The Book of Mormon is convincing evidence that there is a Heavenly Father and that he loved eveyone so much that he gave his Son as a sacrifice to allow them to repent of their sins. Through that mercy we are allowed to return to live with our Father in Heaven as long as we accept the Atonement as the only way by which we can repent and be cleansed from our sins. I walk in Faith as I try and humble myself before Christ and show him my weakness. He makes "weak things become strong" unto me (Ether 12:27) and he is my constant reminder that I am not alone in the world.
How I live my faith
I live my Faith by serving others with all of my heart. I have seen the goodness and mercy of the Atonement and I wish that others would too. I would like to personally invite the spirit into other people’s lives and give all of them a chance to accept the Doctrine of Christ and follow his example. I love The Lord with all of my heart and I invite everyone to give him everything they have. I love to teach others about the Gospel and want all people to come unto Christ. This is why I came on a Mission and this is how I live my Faith.