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Hi I'm Evan

I'm from California. I hike, camp, play basketball, and many other things. I'm serving in Villahermosa, Mexico and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been in a Mormon family since I was born. My parents worked hard to provide for my family and have helped me become the person I am today. Through the Boy Scouts of America and Young Mens Program, I have been on numerous exciting and beautiful hiking/camping trips, and have done many other activities like rock climbing, kayaking, cliff jumping, and many other things. I played basketball most of my life, from elementary school city leagues to varsity basketball in high school. I have done some construction and landscaping projects for my parents, like extending the retaining wall and other sorts of masonry. I work hard to be a good student in school and obtain all the education I need for a great career. I have done one year of schooling up at BYU, where I picked up a few more skills and learned how to be self-sufficient and independent. Right now, I'm serving a full-time mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member who has grown up in the church. My parents have work and sacrificed not only for us, but for this gospel. It is a gospel based on families: that families are ordained of God, that we can receive blessings in this life with our families and be able to return to live with our families in the presence of God. I've seen what the gospel has done to bless my family with so much, and I desire to share this great message with people who are willing to hear it. And for those who think this gospel is not for them: this gospel is for everyone, because we are all God's children. Also, the other main part of our message is so wonderful is that it's a gospel of change. I mean, it changes us for the better. To have a knowledge that Jesus Christ brought to past the Atonement, where He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane personally for each of us, how He knows each and every one of us, and that through Him, we can overcome all things, just as He did, is a message of great joy. I've had some difficulties in the past, and I desire to become the man I want to be: to have a wonderful wife, to who I can be married in the temple with, start a family firm in this gospel of happiness, and to provide for them even as my parents provided for me and my siblings. I know that through this gospel, I can become that person, and that Christ will be there with me each step along the way to help me if I stumble, so that I may become the person I want to be: a man with everlasting joy and happiness. I encourage all to come to hear this message, and to come to know Christ, not only as the Savior and Redeemer of the world, but also a brother who desires us to return unto Him, so that we may dwell with Him and God, the Eternal Father, and have eternal life.

How I live my faith

At the church building I went to, I would participate in numerous activities that the church had to offer, like Boy Scouts or Young Adult Program. I've also given service to members and non-members as to help alleviate some of the burdens they have in their lives. Now, I'm showing my faith by serving a full-time mission for 2 years, from March 2013- 2015. On a mission, missionaries go out to teach and invite people to come unto Christ, because we believe that all people have the right to hear this message, and the right to accept it and apply its teachings into their own lives or not. When not doing this, missionaries strive to give service wherever possible, even if the person is not Mormon. Also, we coordinate with local wards and stakes and invite members of the church to give service others and be involved in their lives so that people feel welcome to participate, regardless if they are a member or not. I am currently serving in Texas, speaking spanish, and waiting for a visa so that I may serve in the Mexico. Whether it's in the United States, or across the world, it is a great privilege to serve, give service, and help people see the potential they thought they never had.