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Hi I'm Joshua Evans

I grew up in rural Southside Virginia. I am number 9 out of 11 kids, 7 boys and 4 girls. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I play soccer, read, and learn new historical facts. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the El Salvador Santa Ana mission and in the Utah Orem Mission. I am currently at Brigham Young University (BYU) where I am studying Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation. I hope to be able to use that major to go to Central and South America and study the wildlife there. I love to serve people, because I love the warm feeling that it gives me. There is truly no greater feeling in the world. I have had to endure some physical disabilities brought on by a tropical disease for the past 21 months, but actually I am now grateful for it. The Lord has been able to teach me much more than I sometimes would have liked but desperately needed in my life like how to trust completely that He has a plan and that He is always watching out for us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was born in the faith. I have also felt the Lord's hand in my life as I serve in the church. I have prayed about both the Book of Mormon and the Church in general, and I have received as witness that both are true and that God is the one orchestrating their progress.

How I live my faith

I live in a small branch, so I have served in many different roles. There are few members where I live, but I don't think of that as a disappointment. Rather, I have come to think of it as a new assignment to see how many of my friends and neighbors I can share the gospel with while I am here.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Joshua Evans
This may be because we require so much of our members. But after living in the gospel my entire life and abiding by the expectations it sets, I can testify that those rules and expectations will be a blessing to us if we strive to keep them. Show more Show less