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Hi I'm Evan Lemmon

I grew up in Tennessee. I'm a college student. I love Jesus Christ and try to follow his gospel.

About Me

My name is Evan Lemmon. I'm currently living in Tennessee, but will be starting school soon at Brigham Young University. I will be studying information technology. Everyone says I'm "tech savvy". I’ve always been fascinated with gizmos and gadgets. Computers, networks, GPSs, Cell Phones, etc. I enjoy reading a lot. My favorite books are nonfiction ones. I just bought a kindle and that has helped me read even more. :-) My home state is Tennessee and I love it there because of the greenery. It’s so beautiful. I love running, bicycling, hiking, etc. because I enjoy the scenery. Rabbits, Deer, Raccoons, Trees, flowers, etc. I love it all.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because I know it’s the only true church. I’ve felt God tell me that so many times that I could never deny it. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (or Mormon) has given me purpose in my life. I know where I came from, I know why I’m here, and I know where I’m going after this life. My goal is to return to live with my Heavenly Father after this life and I try to make everything I do in life get me closer to that goal.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best person I can be, even when no one's looking. Jesus Christ lived a perfect life and never committed a single sin. I know I'm not perfect, but I wish I was, and I do the best I can. I try to read my scriptures every day because they contain the words of Jesus Christ himself and tell me what I must do to become like him. My ultimate goal in life is to follow in the footsteps of Christ which lead us to the right hand of the father, where Christ already is. I love helping other people. It makes me happier than anything else. Christ went about doing good. He taught that when we help others, feed the hungry, visit the sick, etc., we are really doing those things to him.(Matthew 25:34-40). I try to be kind and loving to everyone, even when I feel that they don't deserve it. God's given me many blessings when I didn't deserve it. There's a song that the children in our church sing. It's one of my favorites. It's called "I'm trying to be like Jesus". Here are the words: 1. I’m trying to be like Jesus; I’m following in his ways. I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say. At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice, But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers, 2. I’m trying to love my neighbor; I’m learning to serve my friends. I watch for the day of gladness when Jesus will come again. I try to remember the lessons he taught. Then the Holy Spirit enters into my thoughts, saying: Chorus “Love one another as Jesus loves you. Try to show kindness in all that you do. Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought, For these are the things Jesus taught.”

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Evan Lemmon
I served as a Mormon Missionary for two years. The purpose of missionaries is to invite all people to come unto Christ. Why is that so important? Because it's only through Christ that we can return to live with God the Father!!! Check out what the Book of Mormon says about this: "Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise".~2 Ne. 2:8 So if the missionaries knock on your door, let them in!!! Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Evan Lemmon
The answer to both questions is Absolutely!!! Marriage wouldn't have meaning if it were only temporary. We believe that when a man and a woman are married in one of the Lord's temples here on the earth, by someone holding the proper priesthood authority (or permission from God), that marriage can last forever. Whether it will or not depends upon the faithfulness of both the husband and the wife. We also believe that our children can be sealed to us so that we can be with them forever and not just during this life. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Evan Lemmon
When we are baptized, we make a covenant (or 2 way promise) with God. We promise to take upon ourselves the name of his son Jesus Christ, always remember him, and keep his commandments. God promises us the complete forgiveness of all our sins and the companionship of the Holy Ghost. We believe in an "age of accountability" which is 8 years old. Children under 8 don't need to be baptized. One of the purposes of being baptized is to receive a forgiveness of one's sins and children under age 8 are considered innocent and incapable of committing sins. They therefore do not need the purification that baptism gives. The book of Mormon teaches us that all of us need to be more like little children: "For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father."~Mosiah 3:19 Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Evan Lemmon
Some people make fun of Mormons for not using these harmful substances, but for me, it's really a no brainer. These are things that I would never do, even if I wasn't Mormon. Tobacco, Alcohol, Coffee, Tea, and illegal drugs all produce harmful addictions and damage health. The consumption of these substances has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Take tobacco for example. Who in their right mind would spend their hard earned money to shorten their life and raise the likelihood of lung cancer as well as a host of other diseases. It just doesn't make sense to me. The Lord gives us commandments so that we can be happy. He doesn't want us to have health problems. That is why he's given us this commandment. If we obey this commandment, he promises us "health in the navel and marrow in the bones". Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Evan Lemmon
I think one of the most important things we can do to increase our faith is to study the scriptures. The Book of Mormon and the Bible both contain the words of Jesus Christ himself. I feel that studying the scriptures gives me spiritual nourishment the same way food gives me physical nourishment. And it's something I have to do every day, just like I have to eat every day. Show more Show less