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Hi I'm Shauna

I'm Colorado native. I'm studying to become a research scientist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student majoring in food science and minoring in chemistry. I find the sciences especially interesting, and I love to learn about the mysteries of the universe. In my spare time I like to knit and read. I am a big fan of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was already members of the church. My parents taught me from the scriptures from the time I was small. When I was 7 I became very ill and nearly died. The results of that illness still effect me today. This church and the truths taught there about Christ and his atonement are what have kept me going. I know that even on my roughest day Jesus Christ understands what I am going through, and that he will give me the strength to keep going. Its not easy, I have to do my part first, but I know that I would not have been able to survive and come as far as I have without the love and support of my Savior. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me. It is amazing how knowing that changes how I view everything. I know that no matter what a supreme all powerful being loves me, and is actively taking care of me and helping me through life. We all have difficulties in our lives, but I know that my Heavenly Father wants what is best for me, and every hard thing I work through helps me become more like him. This knowledge makes the trials of life easier to accept and live through.

How I live my faith

I attend church on Sundays. As part of my college education I attend religion classes. I just finished two semesters covering the New Testament. Currently I am a member of a singles congregation with other college age people. As a student I move somewhat frequently. This means I change congregations more often than most people, but wherever I go I am welcomed and accepted. In my congregation now I help plan activities for people. At least once a month a group of us meet, and plan an activity where people can meet, and have fun in a clean wholesome environment.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

I am studying the sciences on a college level right now. It is so amazing to me to learn about the workings of the universe. I believe that God created the heavens, and the Earth, and everything in them. For me studying the perfect complexity of an atom, the orbit of the planets, the ecosystem of a tide pool, or the power the human body has to heal itself, shows me that there is a God. Everything works together so perfectly. The way each organ system works and supports those around it. The way that cells produce energy using the cast offs of one process to start another. There is no way I could ever believe that all that has been created by accident or chance. I look at the night sky, and know that all stars and planets were carefully placed by our loving Heavenly Father, who watches over his children. Show more Show less