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Hi I'm Sean

I'm a Mormon. I am also an emergency department nurse. Father to 3 boys. I was Baptized in my thirties while working as a medic.

About Me

I am a nurse who works in the emergency department. I have 3 wonderful boys who keep me busy when I am not at work. I am also a ham radio operator. After working as a paramedic for about 12 years I went to nursing school. This was the time my oldest son was born and what a joy he has been in my life. He is now in the boy scouts program and one of the more active scouts earning rank and merit badges. My other two boys are not far behind him. Currently, I am attending classes to earn my Bachelor's degree in nursing. Although difficult, I enjoy watching my boys watch me study, take tests and do homework. This helps to teach that life-long learning means just that, you never stop learning.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was attending high school, I decided I wanted to do some research on religion. My next door neighbors are where I started. I then started to attend seminary. I was the only non-member attending seminary. It was there that I learned a lot about the Lord and His Church. I had several professional and personal experiences that helped to guide me to realizing who the Lord is and how He has always been in my life. I just never realized it.

How I live my faith

I attend as many meetings as I can. I am an active participant in the local "community emergency response team". This is made up of all amateur radio operators. Not every member of the team is a member of the Church. On Sunday, when the church's lesson schedule and my schedule match I teach the Elders. As a family, we have morning prayers, dinner prayers and bedtime prayers. Each of the children take a turn saying the dinner prayer with myself or my wife praying on Sunday.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

I did not serve a mission. I was baptized as an adult when I was 30 and was therefore not expected to go on a mission. My wife and I have discussed going on a mission once our children are adults and out of the house. We both feel serving a mission to be an honor and a privilege. I look forward to the time when I can serve the Lord by serving as a Senior Missionary Couple with my wife. Show more Show less