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Hi I'm Sean

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have four children, whom we love immensely! I am an entrepreneur and have been in retail management my entire professional career. I love running, golf, and doing things with my family. Currently our oldest son is serving a mission for the church in Berlin, Germany!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I attended the LDS church as a youth, I fell away and really did not have anything to do with the church for years. After getting married and starting a family, I realized that I needed to make some changes in my life. I really focused on trying to do the right things for the right reasons. I began striving to live the best way that I knew how. One day I became very troubled about something from my past. It was one of those things that just consumed my thoughts to the point that I was almost physically ill. I tried to ignore it, but with no success. That night as I tossed and turned, I realized that I needed to ask God for His help. I got down on my knees and began to pray. Just as I began to speak about the thing that troubled me, I felt the warmest and most comforting feeling that I had ever felt in my life. It took the concern that was troubling me so much and cast it away. I had no idea that prayers we ever answered like that and in that moment I knew that God was real and that He loved me. This experience drove me to return to church. It also drove me to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it's truthfulness. As I asked Heavenly Father if it was true, I experienced the same warmth and comfort that I had felt before and I knew with certainty that it was. The gospel of Jesus Christ stands as a rock in my life. It is a constant in a world of turbulence. It has now been 17 years since those experiences. I cannot imagine what my life would be like otherwise.

How I live my faith

I just try to live my life in a manner that is pleasing to the Lord - doing my best to keep the commandments and using my talents to bless the lives of others.

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

Sean
Hey we don't smoke either :) We avoid these things because of a revelation given to the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1833. This revelation is referred to as The Word of Wisdom, which speaks against the use of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, and illegal drugs. It also encourages the benefits of proper eating. In the revelation, God promises physical and spiritual blessings to those who follow the Word of Wisdom. Here's something interesting about the Word of Wisdom in my life... Before I had the church in my life, I did not keep the word of wisdom. Aside from illegal drugs, I had a period of time in my life when I smoked a bit, drank alcohol, as well as coffee and tea. Without any influence from the church, I just decided that I did not want these things to be a part of my life anymore. I gave them all up - mostly because I decided that I should not need these stimulants in my body in order to be happy. I should be able to be happy from within. It was not long after giving up all of these things that I began to feel the Lord reaching out to me. Experiences came that lead to me discovering that God was real and that the Book of Mormon is true. I believe that keeping the Word of Wisdom is a small way that we can show our love for our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. It is a small sacrifice that demonstrates our inward commitment to them. It shows them that we can be happy by simply following the teachings of Jesus Christ and not by putting drugs into our bodies. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Sean
Jesus Christ is the center of our worship. Everything we do in our church we do in His name. We remember His example, His sacrifice, His resurrection. We study His words and do our best to live by them. If that isn't Christian, I'm not sure what is! Show more Show less