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Hi I'm Earl Van Wagoner

I'm Earl, I'm serving a mission in Manchester England, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently 22 years old and I am serving in the Manchester, England mission! I was raised in Georgia and moved to Utah when I was thirteen. I love music so much that it makes my feet tingle :). I'm just a normal person who is trying to do what I feel is right and help those around me!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Latter-Day Saint (a mormon) because I know that living this gospel brings true happiness. From 2010-2012-ish I was quite inactive and didn't really know what to do about it. Life brought me to my knees and I sought help from our Savior, Jesus Christ. Over time, I grew in faith as I pleaded with Heavenly Father to help me to overcome my weaknesses. Life had brought me to a state of humility that enabled God to bless me with the strength to turn my life in a different direction. I made a promise to myself and to God that no matter what he asked of me, I would do everything within my power to accomplish that thing, and when I had done all I could do, I knew that he would carry me the rest of the way. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I had been made whole again. It was the most pure expression of love that I had ever felt before, and I knew that what I had experienced was real, and I could not deny or rationalize that away, nor did I want to. I rejoice in The Lord and in his teachings. It is because of him that my life has been so blessed. From the moment I began to do whatever the Lord wished of me, I was blessed in every aspect of my life. It was difficult. I struggled along the way, but at the same time, it wasn't hard because I knew that what I was doing was right and He helped me to do it. 2 Nephi chapter 4 has an amazing testimony that I echo, even though I haven't experienced even a fraction of what he did. I love the Lord :)

How I live my faith

I am a full-time missionary. From dusk to dawn and everything in-between I live, breathe, and love this gospel. To be more specific: whether I am a full-time missionary or not, I make it a habit and point to study daily from the scriptures. I love learning weird(ish) things from the Old Testament, the teachings of Jesus Christ during his earthly ministry from the New Testament, and expand upon all of these things by reading the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrine and Covenants; as well as the modern day scripture given to us from living Prophets and Apostles. I strive to pattern my life after the life of my Savior, Jesus Christ. In the first chapter of Mark verse 35 we get the most brief glimpse of Christ's personal - and daily, I'm sure- routine. I don't get up before the sun very often, but the example that Christ set of putting time aside to pray and learn daily from His Heavenly Father is a principle that I try to apply in my own life. I attend church meetings every sunday as well as activities throughout the week that give me the opportunity to fellowship, not only with other members of our church, but with whomever wishes to participate. It's a priviledge to be around my Brothers and Sisters on a regular basis and to serve them. One of the greatest principles that I've learned is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ isn't just a once-a-week obligation, it is instead a pattern of living; a lifestyle, and one that brings the most supreme happiness.

In whom should we have faith?

Earl Van Wagoner
We have faith in Jesus Christ and in Heavenly Father. Putting your faith in other people and in temporal things is necessary, but ultimately, by nature these things are imperfect and can/will let us down. Our Father and our Saviour will never let us down because They are perfect and They love us. Show more Show less