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Hi I'm David Evans

Born Seattle, Washington. I'm active in my community. I'm a network marketer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

50-something father of 6, married 30 years. Self-employed as a network marketer. Retired attorney CPA. Reside metro Seattle area, Washington State, USA. 5th generation member of the church returned missionary Thailand, Bangkok. Married to a returned missionary Philippines, Davao. 4 returned missionary children 3 married children 2 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was reared a mormon and baptized at age 8. I remain faithful to the Church because of a long series of unmistakable spiritual witnesses testifying to the truth of the Savior's gospel of redemption and peace therein manifested. I know from these witnesses that God lives, that Jesus Christ, His son, is my Savior and Redeemer, that Joseph Smith, Jr. translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God, that God endowed Joseph Smith with power and called him as a prophet, and that said Smith's successors in office are all prophets of God.

How I live my faith

I presently serve as an assistant to our ward mission leader. As part of the ward mission, I help members move the missionary work forward in our ward. I also regularly get to teach with the missionaries as they present to people investigating the Church and to others in our ward boundaries. My other ward assignment is to coordinate priesthood security for the early morning seminary classes held at our meetinghouse. With my wife, I serve one day per week as an ordinance worker in the Seattle Temple. I also volunteer as a board member of Seattle's Youth Suicide Prevention Program. That organization's mission is to provide educational and support services to the community in the hope of reducing suicide among teens and young adults. Presently, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in our target demographic, and Washington typically sees 100 or more suicides per year among that group. My motivation is to raise community awareness about suicide and how large a role mental illness plays.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

David Evans
There is a prophet like Moses alive today, in the person of Thomas Spencer Monson. I believe this because I am privileged to have received the unmistakable witness of the Holy Ghost to this profound truth. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

David Evans
The Book of Mormon is a record of God's dealings with his children residing in the American Continent from about 2,500 BCE to about 421 AD. In it, as in the Bible, we see an abridged history of notable events, a record of revelation of eternal truths, and a testimony of the mission and divinity of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

David Evans
I think "Christian" denotes a believer in, and follower of, Jesus Christ as the Savior and Redeemer of the world, the risen Lord who brings life and hope to all who seek Him. Under that definition, Mormon's are definitely Christian. I tell my friends I aspire to be Christian, in that I constantly work at more perfectly walking up to the example and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

David Evans
There is a big difference between worshipping and honoring. Mormons worship God, the Eternal Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Our Heavenly Father created us and the earth upon which we live, sent His Son to die for us, and provided, through faith in Jesus Christ, a path to return to His presence. We honor Joseph Smith as the prophet of the restoration, the translator of the Book of Mormon, and as the premier prophet of the dispensation of the fulness of times. We are grateful for Joseph Smith's service to the world, but salvation is in Jesus Christ. We worship Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

David Evans
The Bible is the word of God and is scripture to Mormons, just as it is to all Christians. I love the Old Testament's recitation of God's dealings with His children in the ancient world, and the New Testament's recitation of the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles. To me, the Bible represents an encouraging view of how God loves His children, anciently as well as now. Its enduring witness of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ is fundamental to my faith. Show more Show less