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Hi I'm Evan Hogge

I grew up in Alaska. I became an Eagle Scout at the age of 14. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have many hobbies and interests due to the region I am currently living in. I enjoy camping, fishing, cooking, hiking, biking, winter sports, and many other outdoor things. I like to play ultimate frisbee and enjoy baseball and football. I am a student at Brigham Young University Idaho, studying for a Major in Mechanical Engineering. I work during the summer to earn money for college and my mission that I am going on in a few weeks. I was called to the Salt Lake City South mission where I will preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Other things that I have done include becoming an Eagle Scout at the age of 14, participating in hours upon hours of community service which earned me a medal, being an honor student throughout high school, and helping others with tutoring. I love to hang out with friends and to talk and have fun. Driving is also another hobby of mine because I enjoy the ability to go different places, wherever they may be.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for several reasons. I grew up in the church and when you grow up in the gospel, it is necessary for you to find your own testimony of the truthfulness of it. I didn't have a testimony for awhile because I relied on my parents' to help me. I am a Mormon because I was able to come to a knowledge that I know this church is true and that it was restored on the earth. I found my testimony of the church and I cling to that and the wonderful feeling the gospel gives me. We all make mistakes and we will all fall short at some point in our lives. I am a Mormon, because the church teaches us and helps us to get back up because we have a purpose here. I am thankful to be a Mormon and I am grateful for those who want to learn more about God and His plan for us. That is why I love missionary work and the ability to reach out to those who feel they are alone and lost. I love my Savior and my Father in Heaven and I am so grateful for the warmth and peace I feel everyday because I am part of this church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday in all that I do. I am constantly around those not of my faith and I try my best to be an example to them of how a Mormon would act. My girlfriend currently, is not a Mormon. I show her everyday what it means to be someone of my faith and I have seen her notice my behavior. She helps to strengthen me and encourage me, especially for my mission. In the past, I have held many responsibilities in the church. During my time at college, I was a teacher or instructor for others my age. I would teach lessons about the gospel to others and help them strengthen themselves for the coming week. College is stressful and being able to teach others helped me to gain more peace and comfort for the Savior and the gospel. As I was at school, I was given the opportunity to visit sisters and help them with whatever they needed. As I would visit them, I would share a quick message with them to help boost up their days. This helped me to become much more of a better listener and someone who could hopefully make a difference.