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Hi I'm Ethan

I'm a firefighter. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a certified Wildland Firefighter. I love hard work and being in the mountains. Some of my hobbies include my new car, a 2012 Subaru WRX, snowboarding, mountain biking, Jeeps, being in the mountains, fixing cars, computers especially Mac's, and lots more!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know this church to be the only true and living church upon the Earth. I know that it was restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Through him the same church that Christ established while He was on the Earth is here again today. We have a modern day prophet that leads, guides, and directs the church today through revelation. I know that this is true because I have read the Book of Mormon. I have prayed about it and I have received my answer through the Holy Ghost. It has confirmed to me that the Book of Mormon truly is the word of God that was written by prophets here on the American Continent. Because the Book of Mormon is true, it is evidence that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God. By the power of God the Book of Mormon was translated. It is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. By living the principles taught with in it's covers we can become closer to God and live a better life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching others about it. Serving as a missionary has been the best thing I have done in my life. I have felt the most joy, happiness, excitement, and love in my life while serving as a missionary. I have had times of disappointment, sadness, and discouragement while serving. But through diligence, faith, and hope things become better. As we always strive to do our best and do what our Heavenly Father would want us to do we are blessed.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Ethan
No, Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. We only worship the only true and living God. Yes, Joseph Smith, and other prophets from the Bible are all important people but we do not worship them. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Ethan
Yes! Mormons are Christians! We believe in Christ. That He is the Son of God. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Ethan
The priesthood is the power given to men to act in the name of God here on the Earth. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Ethan
There are many ways you can learn more about the church! On this website you can chat live with missionaries. They can send missionaries to your house. If you don't want to meet with the missionaries you can go to the nearest Mormon Chapel on a Sunday and meet and talk with the members there! You can find the nearest chapel by visiting maps.lds.org and entering in your address. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Ethan
The living prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is President Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Ethan
We follow the counsel given in Matthew 28:19 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." We also have found the peace, love, and joy that comes from living the gospel and we want those same blessings for everyone! Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Ethan
You can know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true by reading and praying about the Book of Mormon. It is the keystone of our religion. If it is true everything else is true. It was translated by the power and authority of God by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Who also restored the church. If the Book of Mormon is true then the Prophet Joseph Smith is a true prophet. If the Prophet Joseph Smith is a true prophet then he restored the true Church of Christ here on the Earth. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Ethan
We should all have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We can also have faith in our parents and leaders of the church that they are not going to lead us astray. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Ethan
We believe in the Bible because we believe it to be the word of God. It was written by prophets called of God to preach his gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof. By reading the Bible and applying its teachings in our lives we will be blessed and have a happier more enjoyable life. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Ethan
No. All young men are encouraged and have been counseled by the Lord to serve however. Young women are able as well if they are willing and have the desire. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Ethan
The truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. The joy and peace that living the gospel brings to our lives. it causes all of the members to desire to share it with others. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Ethan
"Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." Alma 32:21 Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Ethan
Yes! We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. The two books support each other and teach the same doctrine! Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Ethan
God. Simply stated. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Ethan
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are often called Mormons because we believe in the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Ethan
Tithing is used to maintain and build LDS chapels and temples. It is also used to produce all of the materials used in the Church. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Ethan
Wards and branches are geographical regions to create a congregation. This is so that we can get to know and serve our fellowmen, our neighbors, and know them on a more one on one basis. The difference between wards and branches is that wards have more members than a branch. A ward is lead by a Bishop. A branch is lead by a President. These are our A stake is an even larger geographical region. It covers multiple wards/branches. Twice a year the stake will meet for a special meeting directed by the Stake President. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Ethan
The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ that was written by prophets that lived here on the American Continent. It contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Ethan
They will cover many different topics ranging from The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Plan of Salvation, The Gospel of Jesus Christ, and Commandments. These messages cover topics including faith, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, where we come from before this life, what is our purpose here in the earth, where we will go after this life, modern day commandments given to us from the Lord just to name a few. The missionaries will also answer ANY question that you may have about the church. Show more Show less