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Hi I'm Sean

I'm from Oregon, served a mission in Ireland, lived on a sailboat with my husband, and am a wife and mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When my husband and I had 3 young boys we decided to have an adventure and spent a year living on a sailboat in the Bahamas. Since then we've added 3 daughters and 2 more sons and outgrown our boat. Now we live a relatively calm and landlocked life in Oregon. I enjoy reading, writing about my family, sometimes homeschooling, tennis and watching my children play sports.

Why I am a Mormon

Having been born into the Mormon Church I relied on my parents' beliefs for many years. It was only when I served my mission in Ireland, and was teaching people about gaining a testimony of the things we were teaching them that I actually put my words into practice. For the first time I asked my parents about their conversion stories, studied the scriptures and prayed with the intent of finding out for myself if the things I was reading, living and teaching were true. I found they were. My membership in the church, the teachings of modern-day prophets, the scriptures and personal revelation have helped me steer a course that leads to my Heavenly Father and brother Jesus Christ. My testimony in the truth of these things gives me direction when life is confusing, the knowledge that I can repent when I make mistakes and an understanding of what this life is about.

How I live my faith

Sometimes with our busy schedule finding uninterrupted family time can be a challenge. We regularly have family scripture time before the older kids go to early morning seminary and have family night once a week because we feel the many outside influences on our family often need to be balanced with conversations that reaffirm our beliefs and standards. I teach the 14 and 15-year-old young women in our ward and also visit 3 other female members of our ward each month as a Visiting Teacher -- a program designed to help the women in our church keep in touch, share gospel doctrine and offer service when needed. We have found that living our faith isn't always easy or entertaining. However, the blessings that come from obedience to God's laws, the guidance our family receives from listening to our living prophet and from personal revelation, and the reassuring knowledge that God knows and loves us are worth any sacrifice we might make.