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Hi I'm Ethan

I love the mountains, I'm passionate about music, and I love learning. Service plays a big role in my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love outdoors! I love the sky and everything it encompasses. Some may even call me a "sky-aholic" because instead of being afraid of heights, I actually love them! Hiking, mountain biking, rock-climbing, running, aviation, birds, etc. Someday I hope to go skydiving. Wouldn't that be fun! I also have a passion for music. I love to sing and play guitar, though I'm not a big fan of audiences. Haha I am very patriotic. In my youth I participated actively in the Civil Air Patrol (Official USAF Auxiliary). I also participated actively in scouting (BSA) as a youth. I'm currently studying Business Management with the intent of getting my MBA and going into International Marketing. I'm 22 years old and have a beautiful family of 7. Of the 5 kids, I am the second.

Why I am a Mormon

Being raised a Mormon, sometimes people get the wrong idea, that maybe we just believe in the doctrine and principles because we were raised that way. I myself had always believed in a God, yes. I always knew that there was something more to life. The things that are taught by the leaders (prophets, apostles, bishops, teachers, etc.) always seemed logical and true to me. But, was it true? My life presented a fork in my road, a choice to make, a direction to choose. I knew I wanted to follow Christ. I wanted to do God's will and follow His truth, even if it meant leaving my family and my church. I was scared but willing. A scripture you may be familiar with is James 1:5 which reads, "if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God." Moroni, a Book of Mormon prophet, taught us to ask God with "real intent", or in other words, with the sincere desire to do whatever it takes to follow that answer that we receive. Many times have I knelt down in prayer to ask God if Christ's primitive church really had been restored and if Joseph Smith really was the man and prophet of God called to restore it. I remain Mormon because with each prayer I pray, with each scriptural investigation I make, and with each question I ask, the answer that I receive through the Spirit of God remains the same: yes, it is true. No matter answer He sends me, I will follow Him.

How I live my faith

I love to serve others! Have you ever felt down, sad, or angry when serving? Of course not! When I serve, I can't help but feel a joy and compassion for others! All other feelings leave and the pure love of Christ enters my being. The gospel brought this blessing to my life. I thought it selfish of me to keep it to myself, so, I resolved to serve a mission. In Brazil, I preached faith, repentance, baptism, the Holy Ghost, the Atonement of Jesus Christ (His sacrifice both in the garden and on the cross), commandments, Christ-like attributes and so much more. I learned to both teach and apply the many teachings of Jesus in my life. The desire to share and preach the gospel hasn't changed since my return home from my missionary work. I continue to look for opportunities to serve, teach, and act as an instrument in God's hands. I was given an assignment after my mission to continue to serve and seek to serve with a missionary's heart. I now have a calling to teach the members of the church in their homes (we call them "home-teachers"), to strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ, and to "mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places[...]"