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Hi I'm Shantel

I am a missionary in Seoul Korea, I'm a Biomedical Engineer.I won 3 world titles for horse riding, I sing/dance, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Bio-medical engineering masters student, but I am currently serving a mission in Seoul Korea. I love learning about the brain and how it works. I enjoy laughing, singing, dancing and playing the piano with friends and family. My favorite style of dance is west coast swing. I love being outside among God's creations especially by horseback riding. I feel blessed for my success in reining and cow working events and last year fulfilled my dream of competing for and winning a world title at the appaloosa world championships. I feel my overall goal in life is to help others reach their full potential whether it is through friendship, teaching, guiding, or some other service, and missionary service is a perfect want to accomplish all of those goals. If I were to have a motto it would be, "Enjoy the journey".

Why I am a Mormon

I am not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints simply because of how I was raised. For along time I did live off the testimony of others. When I was 15 I was involved in a serious ATV accident. There were extensive injuries to my ankles and feet to the point that there was a possibility that I might lose my left foot. Through the healing process, I gained a testimony that Jesus Christ suffered not only for our sins, but also suffered the pain and sorrow that we experience throughout our lives. Though I had been reading the scriptures daily, after the accident, I began to feast on the scriptures and made them a more integral part of my life. Through the Holy Ghost it was confirmed to me that this was the true church here upon the earth. Although the accident has permanently inhibited my physical abilities, I gained a stronger relationship with my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ, and without that I would be lost. I find the most happiness in my life when I am staying true to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and following the commandments of the Lord. I know that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and that the want us to be able to enjoy the blessings that the gospel brings through our obedience, and that we can have the companionship of the Holy Spirit to confirm truth and guide us back to his presence.

How I live my faith

Throughout my life I have enjoyed teaching the young children in my area and I feel uplifted when I participate in church choirs. Also, I attend a scripture study course on campus and love the spirit that is there. I strive to serve spontaneously whenever I see a need, and try to be uplifting to others. As a missionary I will be serving the Korean people full time however I can. I actively trying to understand others and their beliefs and if they desire to hear mine I am happy to share what has brought me a fullness of joy. There are the basic outward acts and standards that I align myself with as an outward display of what I strive to maintain within my soul. However, what is most important in living my faith, is striving to keep my will aligned with God's will, love everyone genuinely, and serve where I can.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

We know that we are all children of our Heavenly Father and are all equal. I feel that the values that Mormon men have give them deep respect and honor for women and do not treat us less than equals. I also believe that this respect and honor is mutual between the genders. Show more Show less