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Hi I'm Evan

I'm a college student. I love sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of four children. I have two brothers and a sister. I have moved all over the United States growing up, but call Illinois my home. I played football and ran track in high school. I just finished my freshman year at Brigham Young University where I am studying biochemistry. I am going to be a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lima, Peru for the next two years. I love hanging out with my friends and family, playing any kind of sport, and giving service.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Growing up, I relied heavily on the testimonies of my parents and older siblings for guidance. I believe that I always knew this church was true, but it wasn't until I repented, or prayed for forgiveness, for the first time that I really felt God's presence and the healing power of Christ's Atonement. After repenting, I felt a calm and peaceful, and the weight of guilt I had felt before was gone. I knew deep inside me that I had been forgiven and i resolved to change that aspect of my life for good. While this reaffirmed my testimony of the Atonement, it also built up my belief in the scriptures. Especially the scripture in John 7:17, where it says, "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." If I had not practiced or tried to repent, I would have never known for sure if it was real or if it worked. After doing so, though, I know that repentance is real and that if you repent with faith and with a desire to change, you will be forgiven.

How I live my faith

This past year I was privileged to serve as the executive secretary in my ward at BYU. In this calling, I was asked to attend all of the meetings held by ward leaders such as the bishop and his counselors. I also set up personal appointments between the bishop and members of the ward. I will be spending the next two years serving and teaching the people of Peru as a missionary for the church. I try to make myself available to others so that I can help them in a Christ-like way whenever I am asked to. Christ suffered for all of our sins, so I try to live my life with the mindset that every bad choice I make caused Christ some amount of pain. This has helped me to carefully consider each decision I make.