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Hi I'm Sean

I love my family. I love computers. I don't have a belly-button. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a passion for computers: using them and knowing everything I can about them. I'm not very good at them, but that's why we are all able to learn, right? I'm currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Southern California. When I get back from serving the Lord full-time, I will go back to school and finish up my degree. At school I study Computer Engineering and I am heavily considering adding a Minor in Spanish. Another thing that I will do when I get back from my mission is spend more time with my younger brother. Family is and always has been super important to me. I know from the bottom of my heart that God intends for families to stay together beyond the grave. Some of my favorite things in life are: a new pair of socks, a new toothbrush, and the feeling of a well-deserved grade on a school assignment.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because The Gospel of Jesus Christ has answered these questions for me: Where do I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? Because I have the answers to these questions, I feel like I have purpose in my life here on Earth. I know that I have a Father in Heaven that I lived with before I came here. I never have to wonder why really difficult things happen to me and the people I love. I know that the decisions that I make here really are important later on.

How I live my faith

One of the things that I'm currently doing to live my faith is being a missionary. I will be bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Southern California from January 2012 to January 2014 and I'm glad to be doing it. When people hear about the various rules of missionary work (like not seeing your family for 2 years, putting school on hold, etc...) they almost always ask why I'm doing it. I just say that I love sharing what I know and helping people increase their faith. Some other ways that I live my faith are by going to Church every Sunday, reading my Scriptures every day, praying often, and listening to and following the living prophet that we have on the Earth today. These things may sound small, insignificant, and maybe even silly, but I know that each one of them helps me to be a better person and to feel happy.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Sean
One of the reasons the church has grown so much is because the Book of Mormon comes with a promise that is extended to EVERYONE. The promise states that if we 1) read the Book of Mormon, 2) think about what it teaches, and then 3) ask God through prayer if it is true, he will tell us that it is true through the Holy Spirit. ANYONE that does those three things can find out for themselves if it is true directly from God. The missionaries will never try to convince someone that the things they teach are true. The missionaries will always tell the person to ask God to find out for themselves. Many people have already put the promise to the test and found out from God that the Book of Mormon is true, and the invitation is open to all. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Sean
Churches are buildings where everyone can go every Sunday to worship God and gain spiritual strength through worship services. Temples are very special buildings into which people who have prepared themselves can go. The things that happen inside the temples are very sacred and are needed in order to live with God again. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Sean
The Church uses the tithing money that the members voluntarily contribute to function. Tithing is 10% of your income, and really is more like an investment because God gives you back way more than you give. As in all investments, it can be scary not knowing what you'll get back. However, that's where faith comes in, and the law of tithing comes with a promise from God. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Sean
The Church practiced polygamy because God said to. If we already know that we will obey whatever God says, the only question left is to find out what comes from God. If God tells me to do anything, I'll do it; I know that the prophet speaks for God, just as prophets have always done. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Sean
Yes. We see from the Bible that God likes to work through prophets (who wrote the Old Testament) and apostles (who wrote the New Testament). Some will say that because Jesus Christ came to the earth, we don't need prophets and apostles any more. The role of a prophet or apostle is to point people towards Christ. We need prophets now more than ever to try and steer the world back to Christ, and because God loves us he has sent us all a prophet. Show more Show less