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Hi I'm Shaun Cory Anderson

I'm an Airman, a Veteran, a Trainer, a Swimmer, a Kinesiologist, a Husband, a Father, and a Servant, but above all "I'm a Mormon."

About Me

I was born into the L.D.S. religion in Utah. My family has been close to the church since the time of Joseph Smith. I come from a long proud line of Latter-Day Saints. I grew up between Utah and Texas. I served an L.D.S. mission in Columbus, Ohio. I returned home and married my eternal companion (my better half really) in the spring of 2003 in the Salt Lake city temple. I joined the U.S. Air Force shortly after that to help pay for school and serve my country. After six years as an Airman I hung up my uniform and moved to Texas to finish my schooling. I currently am finishing an Associates degree in Kinesiology (which is the study of exercise science and physiological science). I will then move to the University of Texas and continue my schooling with the goal of obtaining my Master in Kinesiology. After that we will see where life takes me. I have worked in various degrees as a Mechanic, an Airman, a trainer, a teacher, a Nurses tech. and a Lifeguard. I love to serve others and help people feel better about themselves and life. I have a wonderful wife that I have been married to for almost nine years. I have two beautiful daughters, my strong willed son and my new born baby boy. I moved to Texas to go to school and become an educator and coach. I am a Swimmer, bodybuilder, Power-lifter, a gamer, a comic book junkie, and a collector, but above all I would be nothing without my faith and testimony in God the eternal Father, his divine son Jesus Christ and his gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for two simple reasons... because this is the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth and Jesus Christ sits at the head of our Church guiding and directing us back to him and our Father in Heaven, and that families can be together forever as a family unit. I read the entire Book of Mormon from cover to cover for the first time months before I was given the opportunity to go on my mission. I sat with the scriptures in hand and ask my Heavenly Father if the Church was true and if I was suppose to go on a mission. I was given the strongest feeling of warmth and compassion for the people of Ohio that I broke into tears of joy. I knew I was doing the right thing. I met my future wife before I was to embark on this two year journey. I left her side for two years to serve a mission because I knew she was to be my wife and my service to the Lord would not hinder that. I prayed and ask God to help me leave her and serve him. After my prayer I felt that if I served the Lord with all my heart and sit my personal matters aside my love would be there waiting for me once I returned. We have now been married for nearly nine years and I thank my Father in Heaven everyday for having her. I am a Mormon not because my parents where, or because I am to afraid to seek out my own path. I am a Mormon because I know it to be the truth and I will never deny that.

How I live my faith

I have lived my life by the principles set forth in the Scriptures and the articles of faith. I love my family, I am honest to all I come in contact with and I live each day thankful for the truths I have, for the strengths I have been given and the ability to work through and acknowledge my weaknesses and make them strong. My faith is what drives me, it is why I am where I am, and it is why I am who I am. I am a missionary always, if you ask me about the Church of Jesus Christ and it's gospel I will, with the knowledge I posses answer your questions, I serve the church as much as I can, I volunteer mostly with the Boy Scouts of America in various positions. I have been a Cub-master, Den-Leader, Scoutmaster, Trainer, and mentor. I have taught the youth of this church as a young men's adviser and a nursery leader. I try to accept calling from the church with an open mind and a humble heart. This is the true Church of Jesus Christ and it is the only way we can return to live with him eternally. I hope to be able to serve this great work as long as I physically am able. I have a testimony of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. I know them to be true by experiences to sacred to write. I try to exemplify the Commandments of God in everything I do. "O then despise not, and wonder not, but hearken unto the words of the Lord, and ask the Father in the name of Jesus for what things soever ye shall stand in need. Doubt not, but be believing, and begin as in times of old, and come unto the Lord with all your heart, and work out your own salvation with fear and trembling before him." Book of Mormon Chapter 9 verse 27.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Shaun Cory Anderson
As members of the Mormon religion it is a huge misconception that we believe in polygamy. To piggy-back on what the Prophet, President Hinckley said. We are not polygamist!!! There are those that practice outside our religion who use our name who have or still practice polygamy, but members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints do not. I have one wife and will only have one, even if something happened to me or her we would not remarry or engage in this practice unless it was through the divine will of the Lord and was sanctioned by his church and its prophets. We are the servants of the Lord and will follow his direction as reveled by the Lords prophets. Show more Show less