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Hi I'm Evan

I study music, and I am a Music composer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like music and computers. I enjoy being with my family and enjoy playing games with my friends. I mostly enjoy writing my music.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a gift of music. Not so much as reading musical notes on paper, but rather to listen to it and even write my own compositions. I fell in love with music at an early age thanks to my beloved mother who is very musicaly tallented. At the age of 12, I decided to write my first song. That led to paths that I would never know that I would go on. Since people enjoy my piano playing, they feel the Spirit strong in my music. I am a strong believer and follower that music can touch hearts in ways that most things cannot. Before I left to serve a full time LDS mission in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I decided an attempt to arrange a well known hymn "Ye Elders of Israel" into a male quartet. After singing it in my Sacrament Meeting, I recieved a very strong testimony that the Spirit can touch peoples hearts very strongly through music. I am a composer even to this day. I enjoy writing songs for my friends and even for my family. I hope one day that I will have a job with the Church to write there movie scores. My testimony is simple that I know this church is true. I know that I have a loving Heavenly Father that wants me to live with him again. I know that Jesus Christ is my redeemer and my saviour. This testimony is my most prized possession. I want to express it through my words, emotions, and my music. This I say in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I enjoy working with the youth and teaching them the importace of there being, and helping them recieve their own testimony of the gospel. I do this by setting an example for them, but have them realize and follow our ultamate example, Jesus Christ. I perform for them in church, and befriend those who dont have much. I do all I can to serve everyone in my ward, and express my love for them likewise.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Evan
There are no restrictions to be a son or daughtor of God. We are all God's children and he wants all of them to live with Him again and be in His church no matter of race, color, or gender. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Evan
Our soul consists of 2 parts our body, and our spirit, both of which is made from a loving Heavenly Father. Death is not so much as an ending of life, but a separtaion from our spirit and our body. Our spirit moves on to the Spirit World, where we wait for the "Resurection", or reuniting of the spirit and the body. After recieving our perfect body, never to be separated again See Alma 40, we will be judged and placed into a Kingdom of Glory according to how we lived here and the promises we made to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Evan
I came to know God for me the best by actualy talking with Him through prayer. Prayer is a 2-way conversation that is between you and our Father in Heaven. By keeping his commandments, I have seen personaly the hand of the Lord in my life which shows me the Love that God has for us. As His spirit children, he wants us to get to know him. By reading the scriptures, you can learn what our prophets of old have come to know about God. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Evan
We can have a constant companion who is given to all after they enter the waters of baptism. Having the companionship of the Holy Ghost, he can give us comfort in times of sorrow, lead us in the path of righteousness, and give us direction and knowledge of what our Father in Heaven wants us to know. We can have this companion with us allways as long as we keep ourselves worthy to have him. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Evan
Each of us are not perfect because we sin. Jesus Christ took apon our sins so we can recieve forgiveness and a remission of sins. Without Christ, we would have to carry our sins with us for all eternity and wont be able to live with our Heavenly Father again, for no unclean thing can enter into the kingdom of God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Evan
We worshop God the Father and His son Jesus Christ. We reconize Joseph Smith as a prophet of God, who brought the world back to the light through the Restoration of Christ's true and everlasting gospel. We belong to the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" not the "Church of Joseph Smith of Latter-Day Saints". Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Evan
We have full time missionaries that teach the gospel to everyone. They can help you by answering questions, and by other means. They are servents of God who are willing to serve there brothers and sisters. You can contact them by clicking on the "Missionary Request" link on the top of the Mormon.org home page. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Evan
Tithing is a voluntary action that shows our trust in God and our love for Him. The tithing that we give goes directly to the church to meet the financal requirements to further do the work of God. No one in the church is paid for their service. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Evan
We are made in the image of God. Our boddies are a preceous and sacred gift that is hand made spicificly for each and everyone of us. We must keep our bodies pure to show purity, respect, and love to ourselves and most importantly to our Father in Heaven. Our bodies is also where the Holy Ghost can dwell in us. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Evan
Yes. We believe in Jesus Christ, and we worship him as our Saviour, Redeemer, and the only way to our Father in Heaven. He provided a way for us to recieve forgivness for our sins, and he is the advicate to the Father. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Evan
There are people who left this earth without a knowledge of the gospel through no fault of their own. God loves all of His children and wants all of them to return and live with him again. Baptism has to be done in a phisical body. Those who past this life dont have a body. We do work for them so they can make the covenants that is required to live with God again. They that are past, get to choose to accept or reject the baptism for them. Every one of God's children will have the opprotunity to recieve the gospel wether it be in this life or the life to come. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Evan
We take seriously the 2 great commandments that the Lord has given us. "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt alove thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22: 37-39) We love our neighbours, mormon or not, by helping them and serving them (See Mosiah 2:17 in the Book of Mormon) We do all we can to help those even world wide. Show more Show less

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Evan
Being self-reliant is imprtant because you are strengthened to help those around you and more freedom to your own life. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Evan
Baptism is done by one holding the priesthood. Baptism is the first covenent that we make with God. We promise Him to 1)Take upon yourself the name of Christ, 2) Always remember Christ, and 3) to keep His commandments. God promises us in return that our sins are forgiven and that we can have His spirit to be with us. We are baptised the same as Jesus was baptised, by immersion. Little Children are sinless, and alive in Christ, so they dont need to be baptised untill they can understand the difference between right and wrong. The Lord has revealed that children dont need to be baptised untill the age of 8. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Evan
First of all, this is the Church of JESUS CHRIST Of Latter-Day Saints, meaning Christ is the Head of the Gosple. Joseph Smith was the first prophet in our time. He called to be prophet to restore the Gospel in its fullness to the Earth today. When he was 14 years old, he was serching for truth, but he didnt know where to find it. He was reading in the bible in the book of James 1:5 and James directs those who have a question, to ask God and God will answer you. As Joseph prayed in a grove of trees, he was visited by God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Joseph was then called to be a prophet to restore the Church to the world again. Show more Show less