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Hi I'm Shaun

I love cool weather, I'm a goof and I love to make people laugh, I love my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

i am currently 19 years old living in oregon. all my family is in utah, where im from. i have a wonderfully imperfect family that i love with all my heart. theres my father and my mother, myself, my younger brother of 16 and my sister, age 13. i also have pets that are totally members of the fam: a standard poodle named roxy, a toy poodle named zoe, and an african grey parrot named gonzo. my dad currently owns his own successfull business in fixing laboratory equipment and my mom is a radiology technician; my brother is a wrestler for the high school (and im afraid he'll be tougher than me when i come home) and my sister has been in cheer leading for years (she's really good at tumbling). i grew up playing little league football and after 5 years i played JV for the high school. i love being outdoors in cool weather, especially to hike, ride quads, or even just to chill with my fam in a park. i love being in the water when its hot. i love rafting, i wish i could spend more time boating, and i would love to continue a lifelong hobby of scuba diving. i love to travel; some of my favorite life experiences include a two week trip to hawaii, and a three week trip with my mom to sweden to visit family. since i have been away from home i have come to realize how much i love my family. family is the greatest gift god has given us, without mine i would be lost.

Why I am a Mormon

i am a mormon today because i have felt the holy spirit testify to me that this is the true church. i have felt the spirit burn in my chest, leaving me with no doubt. i cannot ever deny jesus christ or this church because i have recieved a sure witness that it is the truth. life is always accompanied by trials and hardships, and i know that it can be hard to have faith- i have felt the doubt that accompanies the pain- but i know that if we have faith in god that he knows what hes doing, and that he knows what is best for us, and if we can hold on to that faith, the lord will bless us and guide us through. i am a member of the church because i know there is a prophet who speaks for god and that god uses him to lead and guide us, his children, through the worlds current turmoil and temptations. im a mormon because i follow christ and live his teachings.

How I live my faith

i am currently a missionaray serving in the eugene oregon mission. i have been away from home since july 6th of this year (2011) and i will serve the lord as a missionary until july of 2013. as a missionary i will spend these two years in multiple cities across mid to southern oregon, using all my time to spread the gospel of jesus christ and sharing the blessings that come with living the gospel. a missionary is 100% devoted to the lord and fulfilling his work; we focus all of our attention on the work, that means we dont listen to the radio or watch tv, surf the internet, or spend our time doing anything that isnt for the lord. we are on the lords time; our purpose is his purpose: to help others come unto him. we do this by helping them recieve the restored gospel through: faith in jesis christ and his atonement, repentance, baptism, recieving the gift of the holy ghost and enduring to the end.