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Hi I'm Shawni

I am a missionary in Scotland and Ireland, I am a singer and runner and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am serving in the Scotland/Ireland Mission! I am also a student. I have done a triathlon and enjoy running and swimming. I love to read and doing fun and creative activities. I love being outside.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, not because I grew up in the church and my parents have told me to be who I am, but because I know for myself that what I have been taught about God and His Gospel is true. He loves me and I know this because of how I feel when I pray to Him, go to His church, and read the scriptures that testify of Him. I remember when I was a teenager, I wondered if I knew this was the true church. It was not in one moment that I knew it all was correct, but I saw from the good things I did every day that my life was so wonderful. Life is sweeter when Christ is at the center of my life. I can do hard things through the Atonement Christ performed for all mankind. Seeing the good and feeling the power of the Atonement in my life shows that God does live and loves me. That is why I choose to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day in how I choose to be like Jesus Christ by my actions, thoughts, and treat others. I live my faith by praying every day, reading my scriptures, being kind to my family members, and serving those around me.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Shawni
All missionaries choose to serve missions, none are forced to serve. We are all missionaries as members as we share the Light of the Gospel to everyone we know and meet. Men have a responsibility to serve two-year missions, but women do not have the same obligation, although many choose to serve. I have chosen to do so. All missionaries, members or full-time missionaries are representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Shawni
The Book of Mormon brings peace into my life every time I read it. It is a book of scripture that goes hand in hand with the Bible. Just as prophets who lived near Jerusalem wrote their witness of Christ and His Gospel, so too do the prophets in the Book of Mormon testify of Christ so that you and I, when we read their words, will know that Christ DOES live. This book is true. It was translated by the power of God through Joseph Smith. If you and I pray to know if this book is true, we will receive an answer through a feeling of peace and comfort. Please read this book. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Shawni
Being a Mormon is the best thing ever! Yes, it's different, but it makes me feel the happiest I ever could. I think a reason I am the happiest is because of the things I do and the things I know.Daily prayer and scripture reading, attending church each Sunday, and belonging to a family are all things that fill me with joy. As a Mormon I also have the perspective that helps me see my purpose in God's plan. I know I am Show more Show less