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Hi I'm Evan

I love all kinds of sports and outdoor activities. I am studying math in college. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in various places throughout the country. I was born in Illinois, moved to Colorado, when I was two, moved to South Dakota eight years later, then moved to Minnesota when I was fourteen years old. I graduated high school in 2012 in Minnesota and spend a year of college studying math. I love to play all kinds of sports, especially basketball. I am the second of five children, with one older sister, two younger brothers, and a younger sister. I played Alto Saxophone in high school, and although I haven't kept it up a lot in college, I always love getting it out and seeing what I can still do. I love camping and hiking and just about anything outdoors. I am currently serving as a missionary for the church in the California Arcadia Mission and speaking Korean. I love being a missionary because I get to be a witness of Christ all day and every day, which helps me to feel His love so strongly.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a wonderful family where my parents raised me as a Mormon and taught me the teachings of Jesus Christ. They would always tell me with firm conviction that they knew that the church was true. When I was younger, I sometimes felt that I was being forced to go to church and that I had no reason for being a Mormon other than the expectations that my parents had of me. The belief of my parents seemed impossible to have for myself. However, as I matured through my high school years, I really wanted to know if going to church and living it was right. I decided to thoroughly study the Book of Mormon with real intentions to know if it was true, and I began to utilize the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to repent of my sins. As I did so, I began to feel very strongly in my heart that these things are true. Reading the scriptures and praying filled me with joy and peace. I began to know more and more that this gospel is real and true. As a result, I wanted to share that knowledge of joy with other people. Since I have been on my mission, my testimony has become so strengthened by doing what God has asked me to do and then feeling, through the spirit, that he is pleased with me. I have felt lost in the world at times and wondered how I really know that God lives and has a plan for us. I have realized and come to know stongly that God is there because I talk to Him every day through prayer. All others can talk to Him too and know that he is there and that the church is true.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is an everyday thing for me. I can pray to my Heavenly Father whenever I am in need of direction and to talk about how my day has gone. I also am uplifted each day by reading and studying the messages of God in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I am currently taking a two-year leave from school to serve as a missionary for the church. Many people question why I am putting my life on hold to do this, but I know that it is what God wants me to do and that things will work out for the best as I follow Him. I know that it is both my duty and privledge to be a missionary. My purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ, and I hope every day that I can live up to that statement. While I know this is what God wants me to do as my duty, I also fell God's love through serving which gives me so much more motivation to work hard.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

The law of chastity relates to how we use our bodies and the powers we have been given. Modesty shows respect for our bodies and that we want to follow this very important law. Many people rationalize immodesty when it is hot outside or when everyone around them seems to be doing the same thing. Immodesty has a negative spiritual effect on all those around them. When a young man sees a young woman that is immodest, it is so hard for even the strongest of them to keep their thoughts clean. Thus, immodesty shows disrespect for one's own body while creating a problem for those around them. Modesty shows that an individual is treating their body as sacred, rather than a sight for all to see. Parents should earnestly teach their children the importance of modesty. They should also let their children use agency, but express that they will be dissapointed if they dress immodestly because they love them and want them to respect their bodies. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

We proselyte to share the great message we have. Anyone who had a universal cure for cancer would tell others about it. Similarly, we have a universal cure for sin that nobody else has. We have the priesthood authority to baptize and wash people clean of their sins so they can live with their Father in Heaven again with their families. As a result, we have felt the great joy from accepting this message and want others to fell the same wonderful joy that they can't find anywhere else. Show more Show less