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Hi I'm Evelyn

I am a wife, a mother of 3. I am a writer, and a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother 3, a student, and an aspiring writer. I have been a life long fan of many sports, including volleyball, basketball, and softball... of which I excelled at. I love music and play the viola and the piano. However, of all of my interests, writing is what I am most passionate about. It is something I forgot about loving since elementary school. My renewed love came 4 years ago as I wondered how I would write the story. The times that my writing is the best, is when my daily life is in line with the Gospel teachings. 

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have wonderful parents who taught me, from the time I was a baby, to Love God and to keep His commandments. However, that is not why I am a member of this Church. Yes, my parents' faith inspired me, but I did not know it until I became an adult, and a mother myself. I am a member of this Church, because I know, from my own personal studying and prayer, that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit of God has testified this to me so many times in my life. I know that God loves me. I have felt His comfort in times of trial and distress. He has walked beside me, and guided me along my path. If I know that He loves me, then surely, He loves you, because I am nothing...just a woman on earth, trying to do my best to please my Father-in-Heaven.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to be an example to my children and those in my community. I love serving in Church by teaching the youth. My family and I read our scriptures together every morning starting and ending with a prayer. We have developed a family theme that we try to live by. It states: "We treat each other how Jesus Christ would treat us. We teach one another. We know that we are children of God. We pray together. We follow the prophet. We study the scriptures together. We will leave no one behind." While I realize I am far from perfect, I find comfort in knowing that I can learn from the mistakes I make and turn to the Savior, who has already paid for our sins, and I can become more Christlike, when I keep the commandments of the Lord. It makes me happy, and my family is happy when we do these things.

What is the priesthood?

Evelyn
The priesthood is the power of God. Worthy male members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have the opportunity to be ordained with the priesthood of God by the laying on of hands. It is true that women do not have the same opportunity to hold the priesthood, but as a woman, I have been blessed by the priesthood. My husband is a worthy priesthood holder, who exercises this authority in my home in righteousness. The priesthood has many callings, and one of them is in the healing of the sick... just as Jesus Christ had the priesthood to heal the sick, my husband holds that very same power. It is by our faith that we can be healed. A sick woman sought out Jesus with the desire to merely touch his robes to be healed. Just as it is portrayed in Matthew 9:22, "But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour." I have experienced this very healing power, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and His power to help me in my times of need. My husband has been the mouth piece to not only heal myself, but he has healed my children, and many other people who have called on him to exercise his priesthood. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Evelyn
We can increase our faith in Jesus Christ by first humbling ourselves enough to pray to our Father in Heaven for help. Faith does not just happen. It is something that is exercised, just like a muscle. One cannot run a marathon without training daily for months or even years. Faith has the same principle. When we begin pondering the miracles and the atonement that Jesus performed, we can know of the truth of them through the witness of the Holy Ghost. These feelings are most commonly described as a burning in the bosom, or joyful feelings. As we learn more and more about Jesus Christ, we are also learning about the character of our Father in Heaven, because they are very similar in personality. We can learn over continued study, and prayer that we can trust in Them, and we can have faith that They are truly there, and that They truly love and care for each of us. Show more Show less