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Hi I'm Shawn

I'm a Mormon and I love it!

About Me

I grew up roaming the rocky mountains and playing guitar in local bands. I still love doing both! Now I do those things with my beautiful wife. We especially love hiking, camping, rock climbing, etc. when we get around to it. I have two awesome sons. We have tons of fun playing around with legos and watching Curious George movies. I graduated in Biology and Business Management and will finish a Master's degree very soon, can't wait to be done!

Why I am a Mormon

My dad was not a mormon but he was baptized while in college. I grew up seeing how the gospel helped him and I learned many of those teachings that changed him. Watching that impacted my life and decision to continue to be a mormon. But when it really comes down to it, I'm a mormon because I love Jesus Christ and know he died for us so I try to do my best to follow him and I have found that being a mormon really helps me do that! Along with that, I love the Bible and Book of Mormon and have had powerful experiences reading them and living the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A life changing event for me was serving a two year mission in the country of Chile where I dedicated all my time and talents to helping other people understand and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. The life changing part for me was watching other lives change for the better. I knew God was pleased with my life and I wanted to continue with that sort of experience for the rest of my life and have felt strongly that living the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will help me do so.

How I live my faith

As a mormon I enjoy life, have fun, try to help other people, do my best in all that falls into my realm of responsibility, and get out of my comfort zone to reach out to others. Most importantly though, I'm just trying to follow my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I like visiting a widow who lives close by, shovelling snow off of people's walks in the winter, working with the mormon missionaries to share the love of God that has been shared with me and just trying to love those around me whether they be family, friends, strangers, or anyone but it ain't easy all the time

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Mormons often call temples the House of the Lord. So the way I see it is if I want to go visit the house of the God who is holy and gave everything, including his life, for me then I should at least clean myself up a little bit, spiritually speaking. That is the deal for mormons, we should live some basic standards to be there. There is nothing really secret going on. You can read about similar things in the Bible that happen in the temple or you can read talks by church leaders on LDS.org or mormon.org about what happens there. In fact, when a temple is first built before it is dedicated as a House of the Lord there is an open house and any one can walk through the temple and see what it is like. Show more Show less