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Hi I'm Shaun

I grew up in south east Idaho. I am a husband, father of 4 (almost 5) wonderful children, a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am first a husband and father. I feel the most important duty and responsibility I have is to first succeed at home in my marriage and family. I enjoy the outdoors mainly because it provides a great opportunity for quality family time. I enjoy taking my kids fishing and spending all my time bating hooks, untangling line, and keeping them from falling in the water. I enjoy camping, hiking, and mountain biking. I have been married to my wife Angie for 12 years. I have enjoyed a great companionship with her during those 12 short years. I enjoy working in my yard. I love a day when the weather is beautiful and I can spend it puttering around the yard. I am a college graduate and have a bachelors degree and a masters degree. Professionally, I am a teacher of high school age students and do what I love each day. I have a passion for teaching youth and love the challenge of teaching them in ways that are engaging and inspiring.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. I believe in the Bible and also believe that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I believe that the way to find peace, meaning, and fulfillment in life is to follow Jesus Christ and live his teaching. I am a Mormon simply because I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's true church restored to the earth today. I have gained that knowledge in much the same way as light dawns on the earth each morning--slowly and at times almost imperceptibly. As I have strived to live the teachings of the church and of Jesus Christ, over time, the truthfulness of it all has gradually distilled upon my soul. The way of Jesus Christ and the way of Mormonism is not always the easiest way but I have come to know it is the way in which peace & happiness can be obtained in a world in which peace & happiness can be hard to find. As I do my best to follow the gospel of the Savior I have consistently seen the hand of the Lord revealed in my life. I see and feel Him guiding and directing my life and the life of my family. I see and feel Him making much more out of my life than I could ever make out of my life on my own. The doctrines and teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ give answers and clarity to life's most often asked and most difficult questions: Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Understanding the doctrinal answers to these questions brings purpose and meaning to life. It helps frame the challenges of life in the context of a much bigger plan that God has for us and provides precious perspective to our mortal lives here on earth. I

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to be kind and loving first and foremost in my own home to my wife and children. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has no paid clergy and provides opportunities for each of it's members to serve within the church. The church has given me many opportunities to serve which has helped me experience much growth in my own life. Currently I have the opportunity in the church to seek out and care for those who are poor and needy. I have the opportunity to work with and help those who are not self reliant to become so through a variety of means. I have the opportunity to work with youth groups and to help them develop their own relationships with Jesus Christ. I have the opportunity to help those who have strayed from the gospel path to return and to find fellowship once again in the church. I have the opportunity to work with many members of our congregation in an effort to strengthen them and their families. I enjoy being able to teach others who are not members of our faith about our church and share with them the incredible blessings that I have received from being a Mormon.