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Hi I'm Ethan Christensen

I have been raised in the church my whole life. I am so grateful to be in this religion and for the atonement. I'm a mormon.

About Me

My name is Ethan! I am 19 years old. I have been a mormon my whole life. My family has been moving around the country the past few years and it has definitely been an adventure. It has been so great to spend the time I did with my family, but i am about to embark on my own adventure. I was called to serve as a missionary for our church, and im so excited to serve! My whole family has served missions so far and Im next. After me there is one younger brother and thats is. Everyone will have served. Some of my hobbies consist of photography, football, basketball, track, and when im really feeling lazy, Xbox. I played sports till my junior year in high school. I had had back problems my whole life and it finally got to the point where I couldn't take it anymore. Thats when i really took up photography. My brother also loves photography so it was nice to be able to shoot with him a little. We shot a lot of weddings together and it was awesome. Something I am going to pursue when I return. I am also very interested in the Military. It has always felt like the right thing for me to do. I want to be apart of something bigger than myself and protect this country any way I can. I am also very excited for that opportunity when I return home. I am very close to my family and friends and it will be so hard to be away from them while im serving. But i also know my family will be blessed for it, and that it is the right thing to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life. As I grew up I never really understood what it meant to "be a Mormon". All I really knew was that I would go to church on Sundays and read the scriptures with my family. As i got older I began to get a better understanding of religion itself. I learned that there was so many different religions out there, and everyone seemed to believe their church was just as true as mine. This made me doubt what I believed in. As I got older and went into High School, I made many more friends of all different religions. I became close to fellow Mormons, Christians, Presbyterians, Non-Denominational, Atheists, Catholics, etc. They had all thought that what they believed in to be true. I always had a hard time accepting that I was going to base my life off faith. Putting my all into something that I couldn't see, and know for a fact if it was true, or if it even existed. With the mission age being lowered, I knew I needed to know for myself if this was true. I owed it to parents, family, and myself. So I began reading the Book of Mormon everyday with real intent. I would pray when I woke up, pray before i studied, and before I went to bed. I wanted to prove to God that I truly wanted to know if this church was true, and I got my answer. It wasn't this miraculous revealing or vision. It was a feeling. A feeling that I couldn't deny. It was the holy ghost testifying to me that it was true, and that God lives. It was a confirmation in the atonement and the fact that someone loved me so much to die for me. He gave his life for mine, for everyone's, the least we can do is give ours back to him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by showing God that I care. Showing him that I owe everything to him. Sometimes, even with this knowledge, we do slack on things such as, reading, praying, attending church, home teaching, etc. We tend to get so caught up in our life that sometimes we forget about who we owe it too. I try everyday to recognize gods hand in my life. The house I live in, the job I have, the job my father has. So many things that we take for granted everyday. I try to recognize those things and thank him. I go to church every Sunday. I go to the temple as much as I can. I hangout with friends that have my same standards as I do. I fulfill my priesthood duties and help out neighbors when they need help. I try to show him that I care, and that I have not forgotten him.