Shaun: Adoption, convert, infertility, music, BYU, choir, Mormon.

Hi I'm Shaun

About Me

I am married to my best friend! She is so beautiful and so amazing. We are the parents of two amazing children that joined our family through the miracle of adoption. We live in Utah. My wife is a stay at home mother where she teaches and cares for our children. We love and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. Becoming a member of the church, a mormon, was one of the best decisions I ever made. It has helped me see what is truly important in life. It has given me purpose and direction, and it has helped me learn to truly love. I love being an member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love being Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Well... There is no short answer to this question. I'm not a Mormon because my parents made me join the church-they actually aren't Mormon. I'm not a Mormon because my friends are Mormon. I am Mormon because I have felt that it is true. When I was taught about the church I couldn't deny the feelings that I had. I wasn't looking to join a church - heck, I didn't even know if God really existed. But I became a Mormon because I received a very specific answer to a specific question. I"m a Mormon because it helps me be the person that God wants me to be. I'm a Mormon because it makes me a good husband. I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. I'm a Mormon because it's real.

Personal Stories

In what ways have your prayers been answered?

After a few weeks of learn about the church I came to a point where I needed to decided if it was true or not. The things that they taught me were great. Sometimes it felt too good to be true. It came down to one day that my friend was taking about how the church had helped her in her life and she got a little teary eyed. It was a little surprising to me. I walked away from that experience thinking that the church was either true or these people were crazy... That evening I went home and intently read The Book of Mormon. I wanted to know if it were true or not. After reading I knelt down and for the first time prayed vocally to Heavenly Father. In both my heart and mind I felt without a doubt that The Book of Mormon was true and that the things the missionaries had taught me were true. Two weeks later, Sept 8th, I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now, 8 years later, I am very active in the church. The answer to the prayer I asked those many years ago has blessed me more than anything that I've ever done. It has lead me to the amazing blessings that I have today. I know without a doubt in my mind that God answered my prayer. No one can deny that! I know He heard me and lead me to make that great decision. I am so happy, I am a Mormon. I continue to pray every day! Prayer has helped me so much. My wife and I have faced some pretty rough trails but prayer has brought us closer together. I pray to know what God want for me. Sometimes the answers come very clear though feelings and promptings. Other times it take a long time, or they are answered in ways i didn't think were possible. Prayer helps me know how to live. Prayer helps me communicate with God. Prayer helps me be a better person.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day! Since I joined the Church in 2002 I have tried to live a life that Jesus Christ would be happy about. I am not perfect - I'm not even close... but I am trying to be a better person every day. My faith helps me a lot in my marriage. My wife and I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. We strive to read the scriptures and prayer every day. We make it a goal to attend the temple as much as possible and go to church every Sunday. We are striving to be the best people we can be.