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Hi I'm Shon

I grew up in Utah. I live in Oklahoma. I am a geotechnical engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to run, lift weights, and pole vault. I am a geotechnical engineer, which means that I engineer foundations, earth dams, and solve other soil engineering-related problems. I love my wife very much, and we have a baby girl.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I have received for myself a witness from the Holy Ghost that God lives; that we are his spirit children; that Jesus Christ, the Savior of all mankind, is His only Begotten Son; that They love us and want us to return to them; that They have prepared a Plan of Salvation for us; and that Jesus Christ is the central figure of this Plan. I know that They restored the truth of this Plan through the Prophet Joseph Smith; that prophets are living on the earth today; and that the Book of Mormon is true. I encourage you to read the Book of Mormon and to ask God if it is true. If you do so with sincere faith in Him, I promise that your life will be better, and that you will receive a witness through the Holy Ghost that it is true. My knowledge of these truths gives me absolute purpose and direction in my life. It provides comfort and peace during difficult times, and it helps me face the future with optimism. I know without doubt that the fullness of truth and priesthood authority that was on earth in ancient times has been restored to the earth. I am grateful to God for these blessings.

How I live my faith

I try to obey God's commandments, which include: don't lie, don't steal, don't covet, don't worship other gods, pray, repent, love and forgive others, and serve my fellow men.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jesus Christ taught that baptism by immersion is necessary for salvation (John 3:5; Mark 16:16). Jesus himself was baptized in order to set an example for all of us (Matthew 3:15). Baptism is for remission of sin (Acts 2:38), and is a way for us to make a promise or a covenant with God. In this covenant, we promise to follow Christ and keep His commandments; our Heavenly Father promises in return to forgive our sins and to let us return to live with Him if we keep our covenants. It is important that baptism be performed by someone having the right authority, and according to the instructions given by Jesus Christ (3 Nephi 11:21-26). Show more Show less