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Hi I'm Evan

I love the beach, playing sports and listening to music. My family, friends and religion are most important to me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. I've started the process of writing my own music and want to DJ as a hobby. To me, music is powerful and inspirational; it has a major impact of how we live, who we are and what we're like. I love hanging out with my friends and family. There's nothing better than being with the people you love. It doesn't matter what we're doing; I just love being around people who share similar morals and standards as I do. And because they share those similar beliefs, it's easier for me to live my life with those standards and beliefs. I love to learn. I'm always eager to learn new things, whether it's in school or church or just in life. Math and science are my favorite subjects in school, but I also love learning to cook and bake. I graduated at the top of my class and actively participated in seminary all four years of high school. I learned many valuable skills through the Boy Scouts of America, and it was all worth it when I earned the rank of Eagle Scout. I love going to the beach. Being able to smell the salt in the air and hear the crash of the waves is so calming and relaxing. Whether I'm riding the waves or playing football, volleyball or soccer in the sand, the beach is my escape. I love being at the beach with my family and friends because we all enjoy being at the beach; it's always a treat to go. I'm a lifeguard and swim instructor at my city pool. Through this, I've been able to improve my teaching and communication skills. It's been a great blessing in my life

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon all my life, which means that I've grown up with certain standards and guidelines that we, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, have been asked to follow to show our love for our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. These standards that we've been asked to follow are not similar to the lifestyle of society; sometimes these standards are unpopular or even contrary to what some people think. I've noticed that it would be a lot easier to fit in with the crowd, to go with the flow, but I've also noticed that those who follow society seem to be happy for just a moment, then look for something else to make them momentarily happy again. As I've followed the standards that I have made because of what I believe and know to be true, I've felt truly happy as I live my life; many of my friends who are not of my faith have noticed this in me- that I'm always happy and optimistic. I've never felt like my standards are restricting me from fun, like some people may think; in fact, my standards have done the exact opposite. The Church hosts dances, game nights, group activities and even week-long summer programs that offered youth a clean environment to enjoy and maintain our standards while still having fun with friends, and I loved going to these because it helped me strengthen the standards I follow. And it's been so easy to follow these standards because there have been so much support from my family, friends and leaders. As I have maintained these standards, I've noticed that people have found me more trustworthy, loyal, compassionate and understanding. But most of all, they've noticed that I'm more happy than those that are of similar age to me. I'm truly grateful for this gospel because it has taught me that I have a loving Father in Heaven who knows me and cares enough about me and everyone on this Earth that He'd give us guidelines to keep us morally safe, and through this, keep us truly happy both now and forever.

How I live my faith

As I've prepared for my mission, one of the opportunities I've had to learn and understand what it would be like is home teaching with my dad. Home teaching, and visiting teaching, are where we are asked to visit different families in our ward area with a companion. We usually prepare a lesson, but we can also send a card or some baked goods and visit them to share experiences that we may have had and to see if there is anything that we, as a family's home teachers, can do for them. To me, this reminds me of missionary work because we work with our companion to teach them about what the prophets have said as well as have opportunities to serve them and make sure that they're okay and that their needs are fulfilled. I've also been able to be a leader in my youth groups. At the age of twelve, we become part of what is called the Young Men's or Young Women's groups in our ward. These groups help us learn and grow in the gospel as well as prepare us for missions and our role as future spouses and parents. In these groups, there are three age groups- one group ages 12/13, one group ages 14/15, and one group ages 16-18. I have been able to serve as a leader in each of these groups. As a leader in these groups, it was my role and responsibility to make sure that everything in the group is okay and that everyone is doing well, both those that are members of the church our age as well as those of the same age who are not of our faith. Also, I helped plan and prepare activities and lessons for the group as well as work with the other youth leaders and adult leaders in our ward to plan activities for the youth in the ward and, sometimes, even stake and multi-stake activities that would be fun for the youth as well as help us maintain the standards that the church has asked us to follow. As I've served my fellow men, both members and non-members, it has been a true blessing in my life. I've been able to feel God's love both for me as I serve and for those who are being served.