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Hi I'm Ethan

I love aesthetics, I love art, I am a Mormon, ask me why.

About Me

I was raised a Mormon, and I know that it is true with all my heart. Please, ask me why. I just finished serving as a missionary in the California Fresno Mission, and I now live in Provo, Utah, going to BYU. I went to school for two years before my mission, working toward a major in Theater Education and / or Playwriting, but I am now studying psychology.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want happiness in my life. I know that true happines comes from living a life centered on Jesus Christ, and I know that the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ is available only through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was raised Mormon, but I still am a Mormon becuase it is true; because I have prayed about the Book of Mormon, and I know for myself that is is true. I cannot imagine my life without this gospel. The blessings that have come to me through my obedience to God's laws are incredible.

How I live my faith

Currently, I'm a missionary. I take two years "out" of my life (in reality, I am being given an incredible two-year opportunity and am not missing out on anything) and spend all day, every day sharing the gospel with all those who are interested, and with those who don't know they are interested yet. I pray that when I return home I will be able to continue to be an example to others and I can continue to build my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by obedience to his laws and doing what he asks me to do, even if it is hard or doesn't make sense.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Ethan
I cannot say it any better than these men, the very Prophets and Apostles of God. This truly is what we as a Church know, teach and practice   “Woman is God's supreme creation, only after the earth had been formed, after the day had been separated from the night, after the waters had been divided from the land, after vegetation and animal life had been created, after man had been placed on the earth, was woman created and only then was the work pronounced complete and good.” -Gordon B. Hinckley “The conventional wisdom of the day would have you women be equal with men. We The Church would say, we would not have you descend to that level.” -Ezra Taft Benson "Notwithstanding the pre-eminence given the creation of woman, she has so frequently through the ages been relegated to a secondary position. She has been put down. She has been denigrated. She has been enslaved. She has been abused. And yet some few of the greatest characters of scripture have been women of integrity, accomplishment, and faith.” -Gordon B. Hinckley “There are some men who, in a spirit of arrogance , think they are superior to women. They do not seem to realize that they would not exist but for the mother who gave them birth. When they assert superiority they demean her. It has been said ‘Man cannot degrade women without himself falling into degradation he cannot elevate her without at the same time elevating himself.’ How very true that is.” -Gordon B. Hinckley Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Ethan
In Short : Not At All. The Church has one of the largest welfare programs in the world. But due to the large scale of the efforts, many do not see the good being done, because it is happening in other parts of the world; places that have had disasters, etc. On a local level, many believe that Mormons only help Mormons. This is most likely due to the welfare (food and monetary assistance) offered by the Church to members in the community. Anyone is eligible to receive this help, but in order to get the assistance, one must have done, or be doing, all they can to help their situation on their own (i.e. asking family, searching for a job, and coming to church to show their faith and devotion to Christ etc.) And many in the community find this aspect of personal accountability un-desirable and even un-just. But It is merely a show of faith in Christ, to show him that we are willing to do all we can to be worthy for his blessings. Show more Show less