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Hi I'm Ethan Wilkes

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Herriman, UT. My home is now Georgia. I'm a full-time missionary in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission.

About Me

I'm an Eagle Scout, a high school graduate, I'm obsessed with 'Harry Potter', and I'm full-time missionary. I was originally assigned to serve in the Argentina Mendoza Mission, speaking Spanish. That was my assignment for three months, and then my back started hurting. I had to go home for a few months and fix it up. Then, I was told I'd have to serve in the United States from now on. So I waited, and was reassigned to the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission, still Spanish speaking. I plan on finishing my mission stronger and better than I ever wanted to. Helaman 5:12 is one of my favorite scriptures. It is in the Book of Mormon and speaks on having a strong foundation in Christ. I believe we all need a strong foundation in Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I'm a firm believer in moving forward and not looking to the past. I love to serve everyone and believe we all need to have charity towards others. I love to read, everything. I play all kinds of sports. I love to listen to all genres of music. I quote movies. I'm the biggest nerd you'll ever meet. I love rugby, best sport out there. I run more than I care to say. I love the colors red, black, and blue. I love the outdoors; beach, mountains, and so on. I love food, and my friends can testify of that. I love people, everyone. I try to make everyone laugh and feel joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I used to think I was a Mormon only because my parents are, but that's not the case. I gained a testimony and knew for myself at around the age of seven years old. I wish others could have what I have and understand, to the full potential, why I'm truly a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I know what it's like to be alone. I know what it feels like to not have the Spirit. The Spirit can and will always be a constant companion in my life. I know the Book of Mormon is the most true of all books. I know Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and he restored the Gospel to this earth. I know Jesus Christ is my Savior, Redeemer, Friend, and Brother. He suffered for each of us, so we can all live with Him and our Heavenly Father again. I know this church is true. I know I'm on the right path and doing what the Lord needs and wants me to do. I love this Gospel, it's what keeps me going.

How I live my faith

I'm a full-time missionary. I was a Gospel Principles teacher before that. I can testify that through my callings, Scouting, and Elders Quorum I live the commandments and serve those around me. I love this Gospel and believe everyone should have the opportunity to receive it. I share in every opportunity I can. The Lord commanded us to be missionaries, I want to be one of His disciples and missionaries for my whole life. As I said previously(see 'About Me'), I had to return home from my mission. This was a very hard time for me. I know, it sounds weird, "Who has a hard time going home to all the fun things in life?" But it was a hard trial. I feel it was the fact that going on a mission was a righteous desire, and I wanted nothing more, "So why am I home?" I've come to think about it, it was one of the best ways for me to grow. I realized that I truly had that desire to serve a mission, and didn't want to go for anyone else. It also taught me that the Lord's time is something very important for us to trust. To this day, I still don't know why I went home, but I know that my testimony grew, along with my love for everyone. I try my hardest to find the good in people, to look at it from their point of view, and help everyone I can. We need to love everyone, as the Savior did. I also strive to be the best example I can be, not only for my family and friends, but for everyone. Mormons are supposed to live a higher standard of life, I believe in that. My main goal is to become more and more like Christ, each and every day.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Ethan Wilkes
We, as a people, need to speak up. Generally, with pornography, the minority speak their mind and get what they want because the majority does not speak up. We need to let our voices and opinions be heard, not riot and yell, but stand for what we believe. Stand up for what is right, the way Christ would. People will judge you, but people will also shout praises unto you for standing up for the greater good. History repeats itself, but let this be a good repeat. A repeat of standing up for something that is right and true, such as Martin Luther King Jr. did. I can testify as we do this, we'll gain a stronger testimony and not be influenced as easily by the adversary. Show more Show less