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Hi I'm Ethan

I was born and raised in Boise, graduated from Centennial High school, served a mission in Indonesia, and I'm now a student at BYU

About Me

I'm 20 years old and the third child of six. In high school I loved sports--playing basketball and football, swimming, and jumping high jump and long jump in track and field. I love learning and spending time with loved ones, and I served a life changing two year LDS mission in Indonesia: living in the cities of Bekasi, Semarang, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta. I've worked renovating houses and love the problem solving that is required in that line of work, but I hope to study the chemistry and anatomy of the human brain as well as some psychology that I can use to better understand and help people with learning impairments. In high school I made the excellent decision to help out as a peer assistant with the special needs students and their unconditional love for me opened my eyes to their value and potential. I feel so strongly that they're the way they are not by accident but because God loves them. I have a blast spending time with little kids because they are so quick to forgive and have such fun imaginations. I love touching stories that demonstrate humanity's strength in frailty. I hope to live worthy to enjoy the blessings of the temple and to become a Father in Zion my entire life. I really believe and have seen through personal experience that the only lasting joy comes through repenting every day, keeping covenants, and striving to live as Jesus Christ lived. I love my Mom, Dad, two older sisters and their husbands, my two nieces, and my three younger brothers.

Why I am a Mormon

I've chosen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints not because I was born into it (although that was a major reason when I was young), but because when I participate in church and church activities--even just sitting in the congregation before a meeting-- I can feel the Savior's love for me. When I go to church I feel an increased desire to be a better me and to express my love for others. Nothing in this world makes me happier than to look around at church and see all of these families-- many with struggles that are nearly too much to bear-- trying to be positive and choose the right. Being a Mormon makes me want to become the best man and father that I possibly can be. Being a Mormon brings me Peace and rejuvenates my desire to do good. Being a Mormon gives my life purpose. Being a Mormon brings me joy!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing my testimony of God's plan with my family, friends, and co-workers.