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Hi I'm Shawn

I'm a Mormon-a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I am married with 5 children. I teach school at a local high school and participate with the basketball and football teams. I love teaching and working with youth-they keep me young! I enjoy running, hiking and being in the mountains - especially with my family. Have been active in sports and outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, hiking) all of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have had a witness by the Holy Ghost, the testifier and teacher of truth, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints is true and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in it's fulness with Priesthood keys and authority, just as in Christ's ancient Church. That witness has given my life meaning, purpose and happiness. I know why I am here in this earth, where I lived before this earth life, and most importantly what my eternal possibilities are in the next life. I am grateful to know that I have been sealed by the sealing power of the Priesthood to my wife and children. If I live worthily, I will be with them forever because of that sealing authority. I have lived and experienced "both sides of the line", and know of the reality and cleansing power of Christ's atonement. He is my rescuer and Savior. He, along with His Father appeared to the boy Prophet Joseph Smith in 1820, in answer to Joseph's humble prayer seeking truth. Just as Moses, Abraham and Isaiah of old, Joseph was called to be a prophet with a special mission to restore Christ's true church to the Earth. That church and the gospel it contains is true and the greatest blessing in my life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith the best I can by serving others. This includes day to day service to my family in my home as well as seeking opportunities to serve and assist those in my neighborhood and community. One of the great blessing of being a Mormon are the opportunities to serve other members of my local congregation, called a ward. I have had several opportunities to serve and teach youth. This has been a great blessing in my life. Most recently, I was given the opportunity to oversee and assist in planning a pioneer trek re-enactment with 400+ youth. This was such a great privilege to help these youth learn about and walk in the footsteps of their pioneer ancestors. It was incredibly rewarding to see them gain a love and appreciation for these faithful pioneers and apply lessons from the lives of these early pioneers to their own lives.