Hi I'm Shon Hawkes
I'm 142 lbs. dripping wet. I measure the time I've lived in a home by church ball seasons. I can't stand beets. And I'm a Mormon
I have a beautiful wife and 4 children. I live in Utah. I have been a member of the church my whole life. I served a mission in Brasil and loved every minute of it. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for what it does for me and my family. It helps me focus on my Savior each day, and helps me live better
I was born into the church, however it isn't like I didn't have the choice wether to be a Mormon or not. I want to be. I want to be because of the blessings I have seen in my life. I remember really wanting to know if the Church was true when I was missionary. It took two whole years of praying to Heavenly Fathere before I finally received an answer. 3 days before I came home from Brasil, I remember asking Heavenly Father to please answer me if everything I had done for the past two years was real or not. I wondered if I would get up to heaven and God might say, "Oh, you could have joined any church". I really wanted to know, and so I didn't get up until I found out. I realized that after receiving that answer, that what it took was a sincere desire to know. Before, when I had prayed, it seemed like I just wanted an answer so I could report to everyone else how great the Spirit is and how I became 'converted' on my mission. It wasn't until I really wanted to know for me, and not for anyone else, that the answer finally came. And now, I know it is true. I can say that with 100 % confidence. What it means to be a Mormon to me is that I can have the constant help of the Holy Ghost if I am worthy, and I love that feeling. There really is no greater happiness than feeling the Holy Ghost, and I am so grateful for that gift.
I live my faith by having Family Home Evening, a night set aside for our family to teach and learn the gospel together. We study scriptures and have games or activities. It is a nice time to just be together. We also do our best to study scriptures every night. We have little kids and sometimes the cartoon scripture books are easier to study and fun to learn from. I live my faith by tring to do the things Jesus Christ taught. I hope that by doing the things he did, I can be as he is.