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Hi I'm Ethan Gates

I'm 18. I've lived in Birmingham my whole life, and am about to serve a full-time mission in Scotland/Ireland.

About Me

I have a family of 6. I am the only boy out of 4 children, which has both its ups and downs. I enjoy sport and music. I have always had trouble with sport as I have always been asked to play for teams that play on a Sunday, however, I have always said no and I know I have been blessed for the decisions that I have made. I enjoy music, and have been brought up by my mom and dad, both listening and playing music. I have had lessons in over 5 instruments, however, I don't take them anymore. I taught myself guitar from the age of 14 and this is the only one I still play.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. Meaning, my parents were both members when I was born, and I have been raised learning the doctrines of this church. I know that this church is the true Church of Jesus Christ. I continue to follow the teachings of the gospel and I am serving a mission because of the feelings and experiences I have had while reading the Book of Mormon and bearing my testimony to others.

How I live my faith

I am about to leave for 2 years to serve a full-time mission. I have always known this to be something I had to do. I know that it is the best way I could serve and show love for my Heavenly Father. I leave for the MTC in just a week. I'm so excited to go and I can't wait to share this gospel with other people.