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Hi I'm Evan

I grew up in Virginia, play jazz saxophone, ice hockey, study biochemistry, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am both the tallest and youngest member of my family. I enjoy making people laugh usually through the crazy and unfortunate things that happen to me. I am one of the biggest dorks, nerds, daydreamer, and silly hearted people you will ever meet, but I love being my goofy self, because life is meant to be enjoyed! I attended Brigham Young University Hawaii for a year and studied Biochemistry with the hopes of graduating and going to medical school when I get back from my mission to Taiwan Taipei. BYU Hawaii is perfect for me, because I love the beach (after class of course) and love nothing more than spending the day at the beach with friends in the sun. I am very easy going and love to enjoy life around me. I love playing sports and music. I have played saxophone for about 8 years, and guitar for about 6 years. I enjoy all kinds of music and feel that life deserves a soundtrack to have that perfect song played in that perfect moment. Some of my favorite artists are Queen, Journey, Foreigner, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and many many more. Though music has played such a huge role in my life, my favorite past time is playing ice hockey, and have played for the past 10 years. In my humble opinion nothing beats the smell of a freshly zambonied sheet of ice, but I love doing anything athletic or outdoors! I genuinely and wholeheartedly believe that laughter is the best medicine, and I truly find joy and happiness making others laugh and smile

Why I am a Mormon

There are so many reasons why I am a mormon, but I think the most important reason to me, is how centered the gospel message is on the family. I love my family very much, and knowing I can be with them together forever brings me such happiness and joy. As I want to have my own family someday, this message continually gives me hope about the future. I know that families are forever, and that through the teachings and principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, everyone can live with their families through eternity. There is so much happiness brought into my life because of this church that cannot possibly be contained in any amount of words in any language. I truly am happy and have felt a difference of having that happiness and not in my life. It is that happiness, that goodness, and that joy that makes me the person I am today.

How I live my faith

"By small and simple things, great things are brought to pass." I live my faith, by ensuring I take the time to do that small and simple things. Like studying scriptures, praying often, and going to church. They seem so small and not important, but I need to do it as often as I can. It's when I pray and read scriptures and do other little things that I can feel the spirit and I can know without any doubts that the message I am trying to share with others is entirely true. Faith is like a little seed, and it is by the small and simple things that that seed grows into a mighty tree. I also am currently serving a mission in Taiwan, Taipei! Spreading this joy and happiness to all who will listen has been such a great blessing and opportunity to use, build, and strengthen my faith everyday!

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Evan
One of the simplest ways to know our loving Heavenly Father is through sincere and fervent prayer. As he is literally our Father he cares about us and loves us dearly. He truly does want to speak with us, and for us to speak with him. Imagine how you would feel if your children never talked to you, or you never talked to your parents. How could you possibly know them without communicating with them? With our Father in Heaven it is no different. He gave us prayer that we may speak with him openly, share our feelings, our worries, our concerns, our burdens, our joys, our needs, and everything in this life so that he may comfort, help, and bless us. Though answers may not come right away, or perhaps through means we may expect, he will always answer us. No matter who we are, what we have gone through, or what we have done, he invites us, asks us, and desires to hear from us. That is how we can know who He is and how much He loves us. If we ask Him, in sincere, humble prayer, he will let us know. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Evan
Much like Adam, Abraham, Noah, and Moses in days of old, we believe Joseph Smith to be the first prophet of these latter-days. These ancient prophets had the necessary authority to lead and direct God's people in their times. When Christ came to the earth he restored the authority and established his church. However after His death his authority was no longer on earth, and his church became subject to the changes of man. This began a period of time of Apostasy. However as Heavenly Father Loves us, his children, he wanted his true and living church on the earth once more. Joseph Smith was a young man who, after being confused at seeing and attending many different churches, wanted to know which church was Christ's church. He took his question to our Father in heaven, and received an answer that none of them had the correct authority to lead and guide Christ's church. Through a process God called Joseph Smith to be a prophet, like Adam, Abraham, Noah, and Moses, and gave Joseph Smith the authority to lead and direct Christ's true church. Show more Show less