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Hi I'm Ethan

I am from California and I love going to the beach, golfing, and spending time with friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am 19 years old and preparing to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love to play the piano, and recently started learning how to play the ukulele and guitar. I also enjoy going to the beach and enjoy spending time with friends. I graduated from high school last year having had some great opportunities. I enjoyed singing in my school's madrigal singing group, being in musicals, playing golf, and performing the piano wherever I could. I'm addicted to having fun! 

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know that it is true. I came to the realization that it is. Through that knowledge, I have learned of the truthfulness of the existence of modern prophets and revelation from the Lord. Additionally, I have had too many experiences proving Heavenly Father's love for me that i could not deny its reality. His love for me is personal, intimate, real, and gives me joy. 

How I live my faith

 It can be difficult to live up to expectations, and indeed Heavenly Father has high expectations of us. However, creating a saintly lifestyle in which we strive to live with faith is the most rewarding thing we will do. Surrounding yourself with positive influences makes our faith so much easier and fun to live. When I choose friends, I don't choose solely on whether or not they're LDS, I ask, will they help me achieve my greatest goals? Will they help me be happy and perform well in my life? Also, participating completely in church functions helps me keep myself where the Lord wants me to be. I also try to participate in as many church activities as I can. Going in "two feet in" or "full force" helps keep me busy and makes it easy to associate myself with people of the same values. The most important things for me to do in order to keep on the straight and narrow is reading my scriptures and praying regularly. Even if I just read one verse, it helps. I am grateful for the blessings that living the commandments has brought me. I find peace and joy as I participate in the Lord's church.

How does the Church finance its operations?

Ethan
The Church is financed through the voluntary payment of members' tithing which is 10 percent of his/her income.  Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Ethan
 Being a member of the Mormon Church is totally rad! Not only do I love being with people who share my values, but I enjoy the knowledge I have of my Saviour's love for me. I love being a member of this church because I know it's true and I know it is the only way to return to Heavenly Father. Show more Show less