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Hi I'm Shannon Christina

I am a runner. I have a passion for local and international medical projects. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter, sister, and aunt. I have an amazing family who I love dearly--each and every one plays a special role in my life. I look forward to someday becoming a wife and mother. I am a Physician Assistant and a lifelong student. I love to learn! As a physician assistant, I plan to always work with the medically underserved populations at the local and international levels. This will combine three of my great passions travel, medicine, and service. I recognize that there is so much good that can be done in this world, and I want to be a part of it. I am an athlete, and my personality is that of a very focused and very driven, goal-oriented sprinter. However, I am transitioning into a marathoner--seeing in a more eternal perspective has completely changed my life and my appreciation for it. I am fun-loving and people-loving. Exploring God's many creations is one of my favorite pastimes hiking, skiing, boating, stargazing, etc..., and most of all to enjoy the company of the people around me. I recognize that I have been blessed with countless friends who have great influence on me and my ability to recognize God's hand in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, because of the peace and happiness I find in learning about and living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was born into a family who left a great legacy of faith in Christ. The faith and examples of my ancestors and parents have encouraged and inspired me to find out for myself if Jesus is the Christ and to know whether His gospel has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. After thorough study of God's words--ie reading the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and words of modern-day prophets and after humble prayer to my Father in Heaven and after quiet contemplation and after striving daily to do as God would have me do, I have received my answers. I know that God is my loving Heavenly Father, and the Father of all. I know that God's greatest desire is to have us, his children, to become like Him and return to live with Him in eternal glory. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Saviour of the world. His atonement is all encompassing, it satisfies the demands of justice to overcome our sins, it satisfies the demands of mercy to strengthen us in times of trials, dissapointments, and heartache. He is the ultimate healer and I know thath He lives. I know that His gospel was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and that He continues to call prophets today to lead and guide each child of God on earth. I know that the words of ancient prophets recorded in the Bible and Book of Mormon are true and that by studying and living those teachings we find happiness and direction in this life. I am a Mormon because I have felt and seen God's hand bless my life and I have felt His Spirit testify that these things are good and true.     

How I live my faith

I recognize that I am a happy person largely due to my faith, and therefore, I attempt to share this joy with everyone I meet by smiling generously, laughing often, and genuinely caring for people around me. I begin each day with a prayer to my Heavenly Father, asking for His guidance to bless my own life and the lives of others. I live my faith while spending time with my family by waking up early with my neices and fixing them breakfast and by helping my mother to organize her pantry. I live my faith at church by playing the piano at various meetings, and by visiting with women from my church to teach them principles of the gospel. I live my faith at school/work by volunteering my knowledge and skills to provide medical care at homeless shelters, in third world countries and even for student-athletes needing medical clearance. Because my faith is my core reason for all that I do, it is difficult to differentiate how I live my faith from how I live, but in short, I live my faith by using my talents and abilities and by being available to bless the lives of people around me.