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Hi I'm Sean

I'm an engineer, a devoted Christian, husband and father. I love to sing and spend time in the great outdoors, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As the youngest of eight children I was raised on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where I made the wilderness my home. After high school, I served a two-year mission in both Chicago and Poland and upon returning home, met and married the love of my life. I graduated from BYU in Mechanical Engineering. We have six beautiful children: four biological and two adopted from Samoa. My career path has led me into engineering management, project management and product development. I am also an amateur astronomer, singer, composer and philosopher. Most of all, I enjoy having fun with my family, whether going on long vacations or just playing games. I generally like to spend as much time with them as possible. We homeschool. We have a big garden, produce and store our own food, grind our own wheat and bake our own bread. I love my family dearly, and I cherish my wife and our marriage together. For these and all of God's gifts, I consider myself the luckiest and the happiest man in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly nicknamed "Mormons"). Why? Because I am a devout Christian! I choose to follow Christ with all of my heart. He is my personal Savior. He is my Lord, my God and my King. I intend to live out my life as a witness of His infinite grace and His great sacrifice for all mankind. And God has born witness to my mind and to my soul that the Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ. As does the Bible, it contains the words of Christ and the fullness of His Gospel. As God lives, I know this to be true. I have also received a witness that the Lord has opened the windows of heaven and speaks again to His children through a living prophet. Joseph Smith was the first prophet in these latter days, called of God, to restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth after centuries of apostasy and darkness. This gives me so much gratitude, peace and joy to know that Heavenly Father loves us, cares for us, and has not forsaken us. It comforts me to know that the Lord leads and guides us in our day as He did in times of old, because we live in a very challenging time in the world's history. We need God in our lives now more than ever. And I know that I can talk to Him, ask Him for guidance, and that He hears and answers my prayers.

How I live my faith

Mainly, we strive as a family to be a positive influence on each other. We do many things to try to strengthen each other against the worldly influences of our day. We have set aside one night each week to spend together which we call family home evening. During that time we pray, sing songs, share spiritual messages, counsel together, play games and of course share a special treat. We also try each day to read scriptures and pray together. We are far from perfect, and sometimes we argue. But we are committed to each other, and there is a lot of love in our home. Our family is also very active in our local congregation where I have been a faith leader and minister to both young and old. We all strive together to make meaningful decisions for our congregation and our community, help the poor and the needy, teach, exhort, and build self-reliance. I am also active in our local troop of the Boy Scouts of America where we provide leadership training and experiences to an impressive group of young men who will become future husbands, fathers and leaders. Personally, I strive to live the teachings of Christ. I try, fail, and try again to follow His supreme example of what it means to be compassionate, be a friend, and live the standards that He has given us through His life and teachings. I take advantage of His grace through the gift of faith, repentance and forgiveness. I also try to share with others how Jesus sacrificed His life so that we can enjoy peace in this life and receive eternal life with Him, and with our Father in Heaven.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Sean
I believe that God has always intended for His children in every race to be able to hold the priesthood. The work of the restoration of the gospel has been deliberate and on-going for many centuries. This work, and each step involved has taken careful preparation on the earth, both political and spiritual. Today, we now rejoice together in the fullness of the restoration of the priesthood to all men. We gladly share in full fellowship and brotherhood and celebrate each other's races and cultures. Show more Show less