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Hi I'm Evan

I grew up in Colorado. I went to school at Brigham Young University. I love my family and the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was married to my sweetheart in 2011. We have one little girl and she is so much fun! I truly love being a father and feel that my family is the greatest part of my life. One of our favorite things to do as a family is to go for walks in the early morning or evening. We love to walk around our neighborhood, breathing in the fresh air and looking at how people have planted gardens. Gardening has become one of our hobbies. We enjoy making fresh pesto from our basil or having fresh sauteed zucchini. We can't wait for our tomatoes to ripen. I also enjoy golfing, reading, hiking, and traveling. I have been to 13 countries. My wife and I recently went to Hawaii where we had a great time seeing turtles, dolphins, and a huge whale. I am from a small town in Colorado and went to school at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where I met my wife. Being from Colorado and going to school in Utah, one would think I would be an avid skier. I'm not. The only time I went skiing I wrecked several times and eventually tore the ACL and MCL in my knee. I still think it's a great sport and love to watch others ski, however. At BYU, I studied Urban and Environmental Planning but have chosen to pursue Optometry instead. As an Optometrist, I hope to go on humanitarian trips to help improve people's vision. I recently went with five Optometrists to Guyana and helped more than 1,800 patients. This was one of the best trips I've ever been on and hope to do more.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a member of the church because I know this is the church established by Jesus Christ himself. And because I know this is the church of Jesus Christ, I am able to learn about Him and His life. The Lord is very organized, and He wants His truth and doctrine taught in an organized manner. He directs this church by a prophet and twelve apostles, just as He did when on the earth 2,000 years ago. In every age God has had a prophet on the earth to teach people what they need to do to be with Him again and that He loves them. The Lord called Adam as the first prophet, followed by other prophets such as Moses, Abraham, Peter, Joseph Smith, and currently Thomas S. Monson. President Monson is the prophet for everyone on earth. Anyone can follow the principles he teaches. I am grateful for our prophet because he teaches principles that help people find happiness and good things in life. People will be blessed by the Lord for following what the prophet teaches because these teachings come from God. When I follow what the Lord teaches, my family and I are greatly blessed with everything we need. I learn about Jesus Christ from the Book of Mormon and Bible, two books of scripture that direct me to the Savior. I know Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. I know He is the Son of God who wants everyone to be happy now and in the eternities with Him and Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I believe religion and truth is central to my life. As a means of organization, members of the church attend church at locations based on where they reside in their community. Boundaries are made, and depending on where ones home is, that determines which ward they will attend. My family and I currently live in a ward that has approximately 350 people who meet at the same time. This builds friendships where everyone helps everyone and a support system is established. Everyone has a specific job that allows each person to help and be helped. These jobs we have are called 'callings'. One of the greatest blessings of being a Mormon is the support offered and received by each member. At times I need some help with something. Having close friends that I trust for help brings peace and comfort into my life. Every Sunday generally I go to church for three hours. The first hour is where everyone meets and we have our general worship service. We listen to speakers from the congregation and most importantly, we take the Sacrament. This is the best way for me to start my week. Then we go to Sunday school for an hour, then the men and women go to their own classes for the last hour while their children are in primary singing songs and having fun. In this last hour, the men and women learn more about Jesus Christ and discuss ways to lead good lives, and be good spouses and parents for their children.