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Hi I'm Ian R. Evans

I am an American, but has spent most of my life overseas. I love playing and listening to music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father works for the US government, and it has led me to grow up overseas in Norway, China, and Japan. I hope that some day, I will have a career that will allow me to continue my travel. I hope to live on all seven continents one day. I have spent one full year at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. I've just been called to go on a mission to South Korea, and am very excited to go soon. Music is one of my passions, and I love playing bass, guitar, and a little of piano and drums. I am always willing to expand my musical horizons, and one of my dreams is to tour with a band someday. Whether or not that actually happens, music will always have a place in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the church. Both of my parents grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah (you were probably going to guess that, weren't you!), and they were members for their whole lives as well. It has been a blessing to grow up in the church, and I am very grateful for it. That isn't to say that I haven't had moments in my life where I have doubted my membership. In my senior year of high school, I began to have doubts about whether I wanted to truly be a part of the church. Once I reached university, I realized that it was completely up to me whether I wanted to continue being a member. As time went by, I slowly realized how happy my family was, and that the church was a large part of that happiness and contentment with life. I also noted that my life wasn't as happy as it had been since I started to move further away from my faith. Halfway through my first year at university, I decided to put the Book of Mormon and the Gospel to the test, and I was given the direct answer that it was true and that I needed to not only return to church, but also prepare myself for a mission. Since then, my testimony of the truthfulness of this church has grown and grown to the point where I cannot deny it is true. I am extremely excited to share this truth with others on my mission soon, and share with them the happiness and direction that it has given to me. I know this church is true, and I know that the Book of Mormon is true as well. It contains a message of joy and happiness, that we can all return to our Father in heaven once we die, as long as we live our life in harmony with his Gospel. I am sure that if you give the Book of Mormon a chance, and pray and ask if it is true, you will know just as I do.

How I live my faith

I am currently on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am spending a full two years of my life to serve others and help them come to Christ. The Church doesn't pay me to do this - I am doing it completely of my free-will and choice. The joy that I have received so far is incredible. In the past, I've also "home taught", which is a program in the Church where pairs of men are assigned to several families, in order to get to know them better and teach them once a month. I have had some beautiful experiences, and have met some amazing people through the program that I would have never known, if not for home teaching.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Ian R. Evans
Jesus Christ made the ultimate sacrifice, and suffered all of the worlds sins and died on the cross in order for him to understand all of our suffering on this earth, and also to be an advocate to our Father when we make a mistake. As we sin and wish to set it right, we must go through a process called repentance. When we ask for forgiveness with a humble heart, having done everything we can to set it right with those who might have been affected by our mistake, Jesus goes to the Father and asks for forgiveness. Through this process, Jesus is able to fulfill God's requirement for justice, because Jesus has already suffered as we are, and is then able to remove the guilt and suffering from us. It is because of our Savior's sacrifice that we are able to be forgiven. Justice for our sin is fulfilled, but mercy can still be granted. I love Christ for his sacrifice and how it has freed me from the horrible aftereffects of sin, and I hope to do everything I can to repay him for the great thing he has done for us. Show more Show less