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Hi I'm Shawn Oliver

I'm a Mormon and live in Heber Springs Arkansas. I have a testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and his restored Gospel.

About Me

I have worked in the Wire business all my career and retired in 2008 at 56 yrs. old. I love cars and trucks and like to work on them. I do some stained glass and fish a little but most of my time is helping others in the church, my community and even internationally. I am in the Rotary and am on several community organization boards trying to achieve the goal of, service above self. I love the Lord and know that he was serious when he gave his disciples the two great commandments and I realize that you can not achive the first (love the Lord thy God with all thy soul, whith all thy strength, and with all thy mind...) without loving your fellowmen.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of Christ's church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) because the Spirit of God has manifest it to my heart. I can not explain how, just that it is there and I can not get it out. Everything is good in Christ's church, there is nothing that is not perfect, only the people. We are all sinners and learn more and more everyday and strive to be better people. It is a process and I have seen improve the lives of everyone I have known that have embraced the gospel and been baptised(even myself). I have seen miracles in peoples lives as they have turned to the Lord. We are given instruction by a living prophet of the Lord continuously on items that will bring us closer to God. Our Heavenly Father knew we would need prophets and apostles to give us direction as is stated in the Holy Bible, and he was absolutely correct. I know they are true prophets by their fruits and anyone, anytime, can read their council in the Ensigh magazine online at lds.org. Christ's church is transparent and everyone is invited to learn and choose for themselves, and if one does learn by study and prayer the Lord has promised that he will reveal to us if it is right by the Holy Ghost. The Gospel of Jesus Christ answers all the questions I have and Heavely Father listens and answers my prayers dailey. I want more than anything to live with Him and His Son Jesus Christ and my familly for all eternity and the Gospel of Jesus Christ provides a way for that to be realized! What more is there, that is why I am a Mormon?

How I live my faith

I serve as bishop of our ward, and one of my priorities is to serve the youth of the ward. I work diligently to help everyone in need and love all the members of the church. Although clergy is not paid in Christ's church, I feel that the blessings I receive are worth more than any financial reward. It is so great to see people's lives change as they discover the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and change their lives and receive the blessings of being obedient to the commandments that Heavenly Father has given us. This payment is more valuable than anything monitary.