Hi I'm Sean!
I am short and sweet. I am scrappy as can be, I love martial arts, am going to get involved in mountain biking. I can't wait to go to college and become a doctor. I love to eat healthy, but splurge alot! I love my family, have the utmost respect and love for my mother. I believe that God can change us into incredibly better people if we let Him. I am full of energy, love to get things done.
Why I am a Mormon
When I was 14 I left my mothers home and lived with my father, I got involved in the party life. I missed school, ended up dropping out because I was so far behind. I moved back in with my mother, continued in my path. I had some horrible things take place, I had a very dark life, there was no joy, just sorrow and pain. I knew that what I was doing was wrong although I didn't want to accept that fact. I got into martial arts which helped me develop some discipline and I gained a desire to become better in many ways. I still was involved with partying but I came to the Mormon church with my mother for her birthday, and with my new desire to improve, I listened carefully to the messages shared. It intriuged me. Later that week I was involved in legal complexities which left me broken, I hit bottom, I was afraid what the results may be. I chose to attend church the following Sunday and as I listened again to the words given by members of the church during our Sacrament Meeting, I felt the Spirit of God like a fire was burning. Tears poured down my cheeks, the pain of my past flooded my mind, but the soothing relief of forgiveness and mercy calmed my wayward soul. I knew God was speaking to me, and I commited to listen and follow. As I regularly attended church and read from the scriptures, I developed joy that I have never experienced before. A new light came into my life as I lived the Gospel and as I read the Book of Mormon. I read through one night in 3 Nephi 11where Jesus Christ visits those here in America anciently, as I read the words Jesus spake I knew those were His words and His voice speaking to me. I felt the Spirit of God again confirm the truth of the Book of Mormon. I have now been actively living the gospel for two years and I am serving a mission to share the Book of Mormon with everyone. Anyone, who accepts this truth will have a better life and I guarentee Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will indeed, be well pleased. I promise that. Try it yourself.
Can you talk about the missions of the Church and your participation in them?
The missions of the church are a commandment from the Lord Himself to spread the Gospel to all the world. We as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints willingly and voluntarilly submit two years of our lives at ours and our families expense to share with others the joy which we have received. I am sure there are many in the world that have received some incredibly fantastic news and had a great desire to share it with others, well it is the same, we as Latter Day Saints have received blessings from God and desire more than anything to allow others to receive the same. The missions of the church are world wide, almost in every nation. The promises of God will be fulfilled when one day every nation will open its doors to the message of Jesus Christ and His prophet Joseph Smith. I love the missionary program, it's influence has impacted millions of homes, we will continue to press forward, sharing this message with all who seek truth. I bear my witness that the words of the missionaries you may come in contact with are directly called of God to meet you. Listen to and live their words. The missions continue to help us young men develop skills, attributes and determinations that will carry with us throughout our lives and into our future families. My mission has given me more of a desire to be a life long disciple of Jesus Christ Himself. He is my Master. If you contemplate going on a mission, GO! If you know missionaries, listen to them. If you haven't use this website to meet them. It will be for your benefit. I promise.
What has helped develop greater harmony in your home?
The single greatest element that has helped my family, especially my mother and I come closer together, has been and I think will forever be prayer. When I began attending church again my mother and I prayed together every night and every morning. I would come in late from work around midnight or 1 or 2am and wake her up for a minute to pray. In the morning when she went to work around 7 or 8am she would wake me up and say a prayer at my bedside. Attending church together has helped us both grow spiritually and closer. Just simple communication as well, my mother has a gift at listening and loving to hear whats going on, I would openly talk to her about what I have learned, or what I experienced at work. Openly talk to your loved ones, but be willing to listen in return. I am learning more and more that talking is great but listening to others with the goal to understand where they are coming from is better. As well as not raising your voice, that drives the Spirit of God away, make a consertive effort to listen, refrain from anger and saying unkind words, express feelings. I guarentee these will help increase the love felt in homes, and unity in families.
How I live my faith
I am currently on a mission, sharing the gospel with those in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and a little part of Mississppi. I live my faith be devoting my time and talents, energy and will to God, giving others the opportunity to find out the truth of these things for themselves. I devote two complete years to talking with everyone I see about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Lord's prophet Joseph Smith. I read the scriptures everyday, and strive to find those who I can serve and do all in my power to serve them. I do it without pay and even at my family and mines expense. I do not accept money for the time I give. I will tell everyone I meet that I am a Mormon. I am pleased to be one. We help the community by providing service projects, for instance, we recently helped paint almost 200 fire hydrants, that have not been painted since 1976. We volunteer at a local lighthouse near the gulf, providing tours, information, helping cleaning and maintaining safety. We will soon be volunteering at a nursing home providing support to those who stay there and sharing love like the Savior would.