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Hi I'm Sean

I'm a Dad. I grew up in Wyoming. I now live in Arizona. I'm an engineer. I love good food and friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Dad; 3 girls and 2 boys ranging in age from 20 years old to 10 years. My oldest daughter is a student at The University of Arizona and my oldest son is a student at Brigham Young University. I am an engineer working in the space hardware industry; manufacturing radios for satellites and other deep space products. I was born in Biloxi Mississippi while my father was in the Air Force. He met my mother in England while stationed there in the Air Force. My mother is from Dublin Ireland. She was Catholic and I was baptized in the Catholic faith when I was a baby. She died when I was 2 years old of Hodgkins Lymphoma. I was then raised by my grandmother in Utah until my father remarried when I was 5 years old. Although my parents moved around quite a bit when I was younger, I call Wyoming my home. I graduated from High School in 1984 and then went to Brigham Young University where I received Engineering degrees in Manufacturing Engineering (Bachelor's) and Mechanical Engineering (Master's). I met my wife Susan while a student and we married in 1989. Since we have been married we have lived in Provo, UT (as students), Fort Walton Beach, FL, Chicago, IL and finally settling in Gilbert Arizona. We have lived in Arizona now since 1998 and intend to finish raising all of our children here.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon by experience first, and by choice second. Although I was born into the Catholic faith, the marriage of my father to my step-mother who was an active member of the LDS faith, fortunately gave me a foundation in the gospel of Jesus Christ that I have carried throughout my life. After High School, I had to choose a direction for my life, whether to follow a path that most of my friends were following which included alcohol, dysfunctional relationships, divorce or choose a path that would lead to the most happiness possible in this life. I am so grateful for the Savior Jesus Christ and his preparing a path for me that would (and has) lead to happiness in my life.

How I live my faith

I try to remember the importance of the purpose of this life which is to learn, grow and improve both my temporal and spiritual self. I always try to remember that the Savior Jesus Christ has made this plan possible for me and my family and I strive to ensure my choices are in line with His plan for me. I do this by attending weekly church meetings where I not only receive counsel and benefit to improve my own life and hapiness but where I can also share my own testimony and provide service in helping others learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also strive to lead an honest life in other aspects of my life such as at work and within my community. I try to find the good in all people and remember that we are all children of our Father in Heaven. I volunteer in many youth activities supported by my church such as Boy Scouts, teaching Sunday School, volunteering for camping and other youth trips. I am also the employment specialist for our congregation. We work with individuals in need of employment through networking opportuntiies within the church and outside the church. This has been a very rewarding experience helping those in need especially considering the recent financial difficulties our country has experienced. I am very impressed with how organized the church is with their welfare and support services. I have seen these services first-hand directly help those in need.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Sean
If an ice cream truck driver were to "pull you over" and attempt to give you a speeding ticket, you wouldn't accept it because he does not have the authority to give you a ticket. Similarly, only someone who has the authority from God through the priesthood authority to execute a saving ordinance such as baptism is allowed to perform such an ordinance. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Sean
Without the existence of God, there would be no purpose in this life. Without purpose, there is no hope. Because I believe there is a purpose to this life, I have hope that my life is important and what I do with my life has purpose, therefore, God must exist. Show more Show less