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Hi I'm Bevan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Dad, a Husband and a Nurse Practitioner. I work occasionally as a nursing instructor. I like to cook with my wife and kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a deep conviction that Jesus died for my sins. When I serve others and do things that strengthen my family, I have a feeling of peace and well-being that comes from the Holy Ghost. I have this same feeling when I worship and serve in the church.

How I live my faith

I try to apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to my work and family life. I try to treat patients based upon the understanding that they are children of Our Father in Heaven and that each person has a divine destiny. I serve in the church by teaching lessons on Sunday and visiting and helping mature men and their families. I am humbled because most of these guys have much more life experience and wisdom than I do.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Mormons believe that Jesus made it possible for everyone to be resurrected and live forever with a perfect body. Because of His resurrection all who are born on the earth will receive this blessing. Another meaning of eternal life is being able to return to the presence of God the Father. Jesus also made it possible for all people to return to the presence of God and live with their families in a state of perfect joy. In order to be worthy of this blessing of eternal life we must have faith in Jesus Christ, repent of our sins, be baptized by one with authority from God, and receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. If we live our lives in harmony with the teachings of the Saviour, repenting of our sins and trying to be like Him, we will be able to return and live with our Heavenly Father and share in his joy. Romans 8:16-17 "The Spirit beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if it so be that we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified together. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is like being part of a huge family. As I go to church each Sunday I interact with my "ward family". Since there is a culture of service within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, most of my ward members are willing to help when I have needs. One example of this happened when I was starting a new job in a new town where I had no family and just a few connections. My wife was pregnant and I was due to start my new job just a few days after we arrived with our fully loaded moving van. The new ward members were there to help us unload our furniture and made sure we had dinner for the next couple of nights while we were unpacking. I started my job and my wife who was only about 30 weeks along in her pregnancy went into early labor. She was hospitalized and I had to find childcare for my 18 month old daughter. Not knowing anyone in the community I had to rely on the members of my ward for help. Every day I dropped my daughter off at someones house who cared for her during the day and then more often than not when I picked her up at night, I was sent home with dinner. This went on at least once or twice per week for the next couple of months until the baby came. Being a Mormon gives me a network of friends that are more like family. It gives me opportunities to serve others and that service blesses my life and the life of my family. Show more Show less