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Hi I'm Sean

I love music, and all things sports, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Provo, Utah, but am currently serving a mission for my church in Northern California. When I was home my favorite pass-time was getting outside and playing sports with my buddies, all day when we could. We played everything from Football to Basketball to Rugby to Ultimate Frisbee. We just liked to be out and moving. When we weren't doing that we were with one of our families watching movies or playing games. Or at Ihop if it was near 3 in the morning. I am studying exercise physiology at Utah Valley University and preparing to go to medical school to be an orthopedic surgeon. I've always wanted to be a doctor of some sort because of a desire to help people, and I love the sports world so much that I don't want to leave. My dream is to be a team doctor for a collegiate or professional sports team.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by my parents. But as I got older it dawned on me that I didn't have to do what my parents said or what my religious leaders said. So I got off the beaten path a little bit and made mistakes. The reason I'm still a member of the Church is because during that time when I wasn't doing my best, I learned that I wasn't happy. Things were hard with my family, and others close to me. I wanted to make things right, and I knew that the Gospel of Christ was the only way to do that. As I've changed and come closer to Christ, I've felt so much better about myself, I've grown to love and appreciate others more, and I've learned for myself through the power of the Holy Ghost that this is Jesus Christ's one true church on the face of the earth, and that this is where I want to be and belong.

How I live my faith

I live my faith right now by serving the Lord as a missionary in Northern California and by living the commandment to "Preach the Gospel to every creature" as best I can. It's hard being away from family and friends but I've found it worth it to have been away. I've learned a lot about the Gospel of Christ but also about myself. The best way I can think that I've lived my faith throughout my life has been being happy and showing it. Not like that's been easy. But the purpose of this life is to have joy, and that's what I've found as I've kept the commandments and I love sharing that with others.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Sean
Grace is such an important thing in my life and in the life of any Mormon. It's through the Grace of Jesus Christ that we're saved. There isn't anything, any work, any accomplishment, any ordinance or amazing feat that will get us into Heaven. Jesus Christ already did that amazing feat for us, through His Atonement. That's Grace. But Grace is so much more than that to us, Jesus didn't suffer just for our sins, but for our weaknesses, our trials, our sadness and shortcomings, and anything that opposes things that we want to keep. Things like our strengths, talents, knowledge, happiness and love. Grace makes up for our weaknesses by making us strong. Grace gives us strength to endure the trials we face. Grace helps us to know that our sadness and pains won't last forever, and that they can be taken away in Christ.Grace hasn't taken away our personal resposibility to work our best and show Jesus we love Him and what He has done for us. Grace gives us the opportunity to repent and change before we come before the seat of Christ to be judged. The Grace of Jesus Christ is what gives us the motivation to be good people and become more like Him. Show more Show less