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Hi I'm Sean

I am a world traveler. I love photography. I love books, nature, and music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an undergraduate student about to graduate. I am studying the Middle East with an emphasis on Arabic. I hope to work for the government to help improve foreign policy. I also speak Spanish and am studying Chinese. I have a great love for languages, cultures, foods, and anything to do with diversity. I particularly love photographing what I find. I am an avid photographer. I have traveled to several countries Japan, Singapore, Egypt, Palestine/Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Canada, and as an infant so I don't remember, all over Europe. I plan to continue traveling to more and more countries and to continue learning of the fascinating peoples I meet. I can say I live by Mark Twain's famous quote, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." I love all things outdoors! My personal favorite is cliff/bridge jumping. But I also love hiking, biking, snowboarding, kayaking, fishing, etc. I am also an avid reader, with a collection approaching 150 for a youngster that's not bad!.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because, to me, it makes sense. I find it hard to believe that we were put on this world randomly, form relationships and bonds, die, and that is it have you ever tried to envision a complete and utter lack of anything at all?!?. I believe that there is a God in heaven who watches us and loves us. I believe that this God has a plan, and that He is very much aware of each and everything we do. I have had much interaction with other faiths, both Christian and otherwise. I mean them no disrespect when I say that I am left wanting in one way or another. I find that the LDS faith provides answers that other faiths only guess, or brush under the carpet. I find strength, peace, solace, and comfort in the teachings of the church. I am comforted to know that when I die I will be able to see my family again. Also, the knowledge that God calls prophets, just like Moses and Noah, in our days is a huge blessing. There is always someone with whom God speaks in order to guide us and ensure that we live the happiest life possible. One of the last, and main reasons, why I am a Mormon is because it evidences God's great love for all people. The Bible is evidence of God's love for those in the Middle East. The Book of Mormon is another record of God's love, but for those in the Americas. Additionally, I look forward to when other records that evidence His love will come forth.

How I live my faith

 My faith permeates my every action. Everything I do is influenced by what God has revealed. I avoid things that will be spiritually, physically, or emotionally destructive and seek after all things that will build me in these aspects. I believe that some of these "good" things are not limited to my faith alone, but are prevalent in all faiths. I look for ways to serve others. I love seeing people smile and being a part of what made that happen. Whether it is through some grand project, or something as small as a hello, it invigorates and inspires me. Service is a hallmark of our faith, and I hope it can be said, a hallmark of me as well. I participate in church callings, service, and programs to the extend that I am able. I have had opportunities to work on activities committees, youth councils, historical groups and others. I additionally spent 2 years of my life at my own expense helping others find the same happiness and peace that I and my family have enjoyed.