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Hi I'm Evelyn

I love my family, friends, chocolate, life and I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

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.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Evelyn
The Church of Jesus Christ has had 15 prophets since the Prophet Joseph Smith, so currently 16 in total. The living prophet and president of the Church today is President Thomas S. Monson. The calling and appointment of this sacred calling-the Living Prophet, is directed by the Savior even Jesus Christ; as He is the Head of the Church. A new prophet is sustained whenever the death of whoever is in the said position occurs. When this happens, the first presidency; is dissolved and each apostle returns to their order of seniority and he with the highest seniority becomes the next President. Seniority in the first group of apostles was determined by their date of birth but ever since then has been determined by the date in which they are set apart as an apostle. We know the calling of a Prophet is inspired and directed by the Savior. One thing that gives me a surety that we are truly led by prophets of the Lord is that He will never let His children be lead by someone who would lead them astray and I am certain everyone and anyone can gain a testimony of this reality through earnest and sincere prayer. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Evelyn
Yes, Mormons are Christians. We believe in the Savior Jesus Christ and our religion is based on His teachings. Jesus Christ is the head of our Church, we exercise faith in Him. We pray in His name and we strive day by day to follow the great example that He set for us while on this earth and we also strive to strengthen our testimonies of His divinity; that He was sent on the earth to atone for mankind- that He ransomed us and He is our redeemer and we know and have faith that if we put out trust and faith in Him and follow His commandments, we shall inherit the kingdom of God and have eternal life. There is a hymn that I love entitled, 'I Believe in Christ' that reflects so well our belief; the third verse reads, "I believe in Christ- my Lord, my God! My feet He plants on gospel sod. I'll worship Him with all my might; He is the source of truth and light. I believe in Christ; He ransoms me. From Satan's grasp he sets me free, And I shall live with joy and love in His eternal courts above." Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Evelyn
One of the best things in life is that we can freely communicate with God; our Heavenly Father. Because He loves us so much, He has blessed us with the precious gift of prayer. Through prayer we are able to counsel with Him and whatever we ask sincerely, He will make it known unto us. The scriptures can give you a surety of this. In Matthew 7:7 it says, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." Another example is in the book of James 1:5-6, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed." If you would like to know that what you have heard is true after learning or taking the discussions from the missionaries or any member that has shared a message with you, go to Heavenly Father in prayer and ask Him. I know that He will send His spirit to testify the truth of it unto you. His spirit will give you feelings of peace, hope, comfort and happiness. Sometimes we do not get answers to our prayers as soon as we may want them to come but never should we lose hope nor get discouraged; as you continue to earnestly study and search for the truth and exercise patience, the truth will gradually be unfolded unto you. I have a testimony of this, for my answer came as I earnestly and patiently continued to investigate the church. Show more Show less