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Hi I'm Shon Robinson

I am a manager for a large integrated energy company. I have a beautiful wife and five children. I love sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a home where we were taught to work hard. I think many of my friends growing up did more work at my house than they did at their own. I learned to paint, weed, mow and trim, clean, repair, and many other things. From that experience I have learned to put all my effort into whatever I am doing. I work hard, play hard, and pray hard. Now that I have my own family I am trying to pass those lessons on to my own children. I want them to have the blessing of honest work and the feelings that come from that in their lives as well. I love to be outside. I love to ride mountain bikes and road bikes. I admit I am cheap so my bikes are not the best but that makes me happy too. My road bike is a 1985 Fuji. It's a classic. I love competing and will do anything that involves a challenge. I love to play basketball Saturday mornings. I have done triathalons and even participated in a few winter quadrathalons. I avidly follow college basketball and football. I have also grown to love soccer and have played on a team in every city I have lived. My wife grew up skiing so our family loves to ski and I have learned that recently as well (she still skis circles around me).

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the gospel. I think the reason that I am still involved in the church is because I learned at a young age to pray and seek answers to prayers. I have had many answers to prayers. A few experiences have been amazing but most answers to my prayers have been less than dramatic. One of the most difficult answers I have had to a prayer was an answer that said I should not take a particular job. It was an amazing opportunity. It was the type of job I had always wanted. I had worked in the oil industry for 11 years and had the opportunity to work with a great small company. The money was great, the upside was incredible, and the responsibility and learning opportunity were going to strech me and make me a much better engineer. Both my wife and I got the same answer however, that I should not take that job. I wanted to ignore it and did for a week. Finally I did tell the company no. It was a very unique conversation. I told them I had prayed about the job and that I could not accept the offer because I had received an answer to my prayer that said I should not. I referred a friend to the same company and they took the position. They were less experienced than I and they were able to sell the company and now she is extremely wealthy. I went a different way but in the end I do believe it was the right answer for me and my family. We moved to a small town where we built lasting relationships and my relationship with my wife and children was improved. I believe the no was so that I would focus on what was important (my wife, my children, and my relationship with my Savior). Maybe wealth would have ruined me. I will never know but I know I was led to make the right decision and am thankful for that.

How I live my faith

I serve in the church working with the youth. I love seeing how sharp they are and working with them. I am continually amazed at how difficult their lives can be and yet how strong they are. Recently I took 6 of them to a listen to a speaker some distance from our homes. The speaker was incredible and the youth talked about it on the way home. I think that I was most impressed with was that they see the deeper meaning. They understand why they are here on the earth, why they are tested, where they are heading, and more importantly they KNOW how to get there (heaven). I also work with some single women and visit them each month sharing a gospel lesson with another man in my congregation. Two of these sisters are new members of the church and it is fun to talk about how the church has changed their lives. One is the only member in her family and she loves the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was making many poor choices before she heard the gospel of Jesus Christ but now she is making much better choices. She has a full time job, serves faithfully in the church and attends meetings regularly. She has a light in her eyes that is contagious. I also try and teach the gospel in my home. Sometimes this is the hardest part of all. With 5 active children in our family many times we get pulled in multiple directions and struggle to have family scripture study and prayer as often as we should. We do teach the gospel in our home and the discussions after scripture study are highlights for me each week. Just recently one of my daughters shared publicly her devotion to our Savior Jesus Christ. It was very special to see that she believes and is trying to make the right choices.