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Hi I'm Sean J. Coletti

I'm a lawyer, and I serve on my local City Council. I enjoy performing music. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of two boys, a lawyer, a city councilman, and a singer-musician. I love to keep up with current events. I love all kinds of music, both listening and singing. My oldest son and I enjoy playing and watching sports. I also like reading and writing about history, politics, and law. More than anything, I enjoy loving and spending time with my family. I am also a happy member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

Many people call my church the "Mormon" church. I have decided to be a Mormon because it brings me happiness. I believe that God loves us so much that he gives us simple, personal inspiration and revelations about truth. He wants us to find truth. He wants us to be happy. One day, when I was 18 years old, I prayed to God to ask him for guidance. I asked him to lead me to truth. I asked whether the Book of Mormon and the Bible messages were true. I asked whether Jesus Christ was the Son of God. After my prayer, I received a calm sense of surety in my heart. I knew that God answered my prayer. I knew that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was the truth, and that I should follow it. As I reflect on my experience of that day, I still remember the feeling I received. I think I will always remember it. In my search for truth, I had received a great blessing. I believe that God loves everyone, so He will provide answers to any of His children who ask. Since that time, the Gospel of Jesus Christ has continued to bless my life. As I make the choice to live the Gospel, my weaknesses and sins are forgiven. My family is blessed as we try to live the teachings of Christ. Each blessing reaffirms that the decision I made on that fateful day many years ago was the correct one. I am grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I believe that true religion is not only spiritual, but physical. Sometimes the greatest blessings of God come from people helping other people realize the basic needs of life--food, shelter, comfort, love, friendship. I believe that Jesus taught that best by the way he lived his life. His church has taught me how to put this religion into action. As a Home Teacher, I make monthly visits to people in my neighborhood to share messages, give service, and offer a listening ear. As a teacher, I get to teach 13-14 year old teenagers about good principles that will help them be solid members of their community when they become adults. As a choir director in my church, I am privileged to teach and share beautiful, inspiring music with others. My faith leads me to find opportunities for service not only within my church, but among all people. I believe that love and service, without asking for anything in return, can change the world. I hope I can provide my small part of that change.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Sean J. Coletti
I believe that God has always led his people through prophets. Some of these are familiar to many, including Moses, Noah, Abraham, and Peter. Because God loves us as much as he loved the people in the Bible, he has also given us prophets to lead us today. I know that the living prophet is Thomas S. Monson. Just as in ancient times, he communicates with God and gives people guidance from God. Just as Christ called twelve apostles during his lifetime, I also believe that he has called twelve apostles in these days. These apostles also teach the people about God's plan for us, and assist the prophet. I am very grateful that God does not change, and has provided me living leadership today in these great individuals. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Sean J. Coletti
I believe that death is not the end. Our bodies may die, but our spirits continue to live. After we die our spirits will go to a "spirit world," where we will continue to learn and grow and be with loved ones who have also passed on. One great day after I die, my spirit and body will be reunited. This happened to Jesus Christ shortly after his death, when he visited his disciples and ate and drank to show them he again had a physical body, as he had been "resurrected." I believe that Christ made it possible for all to be resurrected just as Christ was, and that it is God's plan that we live with him with our families, forever, in happiness. In other words, just as life does not end, neither do family relationships, friendships, love, learning, growth, or experience, in the Gospel of Christ. They are intended to last forever. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Sean J. Coletti
When Christ was on this earth, he told his disciples to go into all the earth and teach the gospel to all nations. Through modern day prophets, he has continued that command to his followers today. When I was 19, I followed this call. I served a two-year mission in Seoul, South Korea. To do this, I learned the Korean language. Largely because of my prayer of faith when I was 18, in which God confirmed his truth to me, I made the decision to share my testimony with others. I met many wonderful Korean people and shared my feelings with them. It was a wonderful time of service and love. I will always be grateful for my experiences as a missionary in Korea. These experiences have shaped my life. Perhaps you have seen young men or women missionaries where you live. Prior to their missions, these young people were students, athletes, musicians, they had jobs, went on dates, lived regular lives. They made the decision to serve much like I did. They are people not too different than you. I hope you take the opportunity to say hello to them, get to know them. You may find a new friend, and their message may touch your life. Show more Show less