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Hi I'm Ethan Babcock

I grew up in Utah. I'm serving my full-time mission in Mexico. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 20 years old and serving a full-time mission until November of 2014. I'm the oldest of 3 siblings in a family of 5. I love playing soccer and snowboarding. After my mission I plan on attending college and studying Public Relations and probably something regarding Spanish. I've always loved the Church and all the blessings I have received from it. I'm so excited to be able to share my experiences with the wonderful people of Gudalajara, Mexico.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. I've been raised in the Chruch my whole life and I am so thankful for it. It has truly blessed myself and my family. I love the feeling you get when the Spirit swells within you and you know it's true. There is no other religion that touches people's souls the way the LDS church does.

How I live my faith

I was born into the Church, but my parents in no way forced me into this faith. They allowed me to choose for myself. That really helped me begin to have a desire and a true testimony of this Gospel as I grew older. I have always had fantastic friends and family that have helped me stay on the straight path. A year or two before my mission, my family moved to a new area of my town. I had to leave behind a ward full of friends and enter into a brand new ward. I was the youngest Priest at the time and had very little in common with any of the older quorum members. At this point in time, I truly began to really study the scriptures and seek for guidance. The Book of Mormon became my best friend, and it was something I could turn to for anything along with God through my prayers. My new ward quickly became a friendly place and I thank Heavenly Father and the Book of Mormon for that especially. The Gospel truly does wonderful things, and it blesses all those who seek for knowledge and do their part. As i serve my mission in Mexico, I know Heavenly Father will be by my side and guide me safely where I need to go. The Church is true.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Ethan Babcock
A testimony is something very special and sacred to each and every one of us. Every person on this planet can have a testimony of whatever thing in the world. As members of the LDS church, we have firm testimonies in the fact that God has called another prophet here on the earth to guide His church and that he recieves revelation from God for our benefit. We have a testimony that this Church is true and now this Church teaches us the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. We gain a testimony by studying the scriptures, attending church and just living our lives how God wants us to. A testimony is something that should be shared and is something every person has a chance to obtain. It has been one of the grandest blessings in my life to be able to say "I know this Church is true" and have that firm testimony to guide me through my life. Show more Show less