Hi I'm Evelyn
I love my family, friends, chocolate, life and I'm a Mormon :)
I am a Ugandan, that was born in Cuba and growing up had the opportunity to live and visit different parts of the world. I love to travel and enjoy different cultures. I am currently a college student majoring in Communications and a minor in Business. Some of the things I enjoy doing are: dancing, singing and laughing!
Why I am a Mormon
Losing my dad when I was just 17 years old was one of the toughest challenges I ever had to face. I felt like everything had been taken away from me. Luckily, the message of the restored gospel was brought to me just four days after my nineteenth birthday, little did I know on that day, let alone on my birthday that year (2009) that my life would change in a wonderful way, that Heavenly Father had a plan for me- that He would bless me with what I like to think was my birthday present from Him that year. Little did I know that I would be blessed with an increased sense of happiness, gratitude and greater appreciation of life. After taking lessons from two wonderful missionaries whom I'll forever be grateful for, I decided to get baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now almost two years since then, I am proud to say I am still an active member. The gospel of Jesus Christ and learning the many things that the Savior has done for me and all the things that are possible because of His great sacrifice for mankind; restored hope, peace and true happiness into my life. Because of my Savior's atonement, I know that I will be able to see and be reunited with my dad as a family again. I know with all my heart that the restored gospel is true, I know that God lives and He is our Heavenly Father. I know He sent His son to atone for us. I believe in Christ and I know He lives and loves us all. I know the Book of Mormon is true; it contains the words of Christ, principles and examples that will help us in our journey back to Heavenly Father. I know we have prophets, seers and revelators here upon the earth today who give us guiding counsels to keep us on the right path. I am so grateful I am a Mormon!
How I live my faith
I strive to live my faith everyday by doing the small and simple things that I know matter to Heavenly Father a great deal, like keeping His commandments, saying my prayers in the morning, at night and whenever I feel the need to communicate with Him. Attending church ever Sunday is something I learned is very important especially to renew my baptismal covenants through partaking of the sacrament, doing this helps to strengthen and build my testimony. I also strive to support and sustain my local and general leaders in the church by abiding to their good counsels and instructions. Striving to magnify my church calling and doing my visiting teaching every month also help me portray my faith in God, the Savior and His teachings. I am so glad and humbled by the opportunity of being one of the Lord's many hands here on earth, helping His children as they also help me stay active and on the right path.