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Hi I'm Shinano

I run Collegial level Cross Country and Track & Field, I'm Creative and you guessed it...... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I LOVE to run: ran Cross Country and Track & Field in High School and for Southern Utah University. Mainly ran long distance races, my personal best so far: 800m: 1:59.13min, 1500m 4.00 min, 1600m 4.17min,3200m 9.38min, 5K 15.41min, 13.1Half Marathon 76min. I love to do art or anything creative that I can make with my hands: Drawing; Building stuff out of card board like electronics, costumes, vehicles, etc. I have two brothers and sisters. My mother is from Germany and my father is from Japan....interesting isn't it?

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in this faith, but my parents were converts to the church when they were around 18-19 years old. Therefore I was born into it. But it takes years to understand fully what it’s about. I was truly converted before and while I served a mission. I love it. Able to recognize all the things that Heavenly Father has given us that benefit me, my family and friends. I know that Jesus Christ is my beloved Savior and He will come again, I'm doing my best to prepare myself when He arrives. I love my Heavenly Father. I'm grateful for the Restoration and the events that helped it made it all possible. This is the time for us to gain knowledge and prepare are selves to return to Heavenly Father....

How I live my faith

The way I live my life is remembering what our Savior Jesus Christ has done for me and others. He sets the example to all of us. I picture the Savior with me and thinking what He will do, while serving a mission and every day life on Earth. My parents divorced when I was 9. During the first few years since that happened, it hit me hard. I wasn't really happy then. Looking back I noticed differences within myself as I read the scriptures, attend and participate in church 100%. I was able to overcome the heartache of the situation of divorce and other experiences I have had or going to have. We will all have trials in life. There will be opposition in all things that we face when we seek to make the right choices. Using the scriptures, helping others and remembering the Christ like attributes in order to be like him. As we do so the world will be a better place. So lets do this!