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Hi I'm Sean Kennedy

I'm Sean, I love sports, music, and chillin' with friends and Family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Vancouver Canada area (calling Coquitlam home right now), i love playing sports including rugby, soccer, wrestling, and street hockey. I love listening to music and chillin with my peeps. Typically I like to listen to punk, alternative with a little sprinkle of everything else. I am lucky in that most of my family also live in a close distance, so I spend a lot of time with family (a.k.a. cousins, grandparents, and my parents and siblings). I enjoy playing board games with my cousins, we play a relatively wide variety, from risk and Axis and Allies to Starcraft the board game and even some role playing games. I went to school in Port Moody, and have pretty much lived in the same area my whole life. I just finished high school, and have taken one semester at a local collage, but I'm not sure what i want to study yet. My family has a Scottish background, so it's common to play either the bagpipes or the drums. My dad, uncle, one of my cousins and myself all play with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada military pipes and drums. I'm currently on my mission for 2 years and will be serving in the South Dakota, Rapid City Mission where I've served in Casper, Wyoming; Brandon, South Dakota and Fargo, North Dakota.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, and haven't really had a major falling away, but I've had times where i questioned what i believed and I had to come to an understanding of what I did believe for myself. I've come to know how much our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to be happy as I've taken the time and put the effort in to reach out and follow His commandments. Prayer and my personal relationship with my Father in Heaven (which took time and effort to develop) has allowed me to know for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints, the Book of Mormon, and the restored gospel are true blessings from our loving Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I try my best to live the teachings that I know have been given to us by our Heavenly Father. I try to attend church every Sunday, and then do my best to keep that day sacred and devoted to my Heavenly Father. Right now I'm serving as a missionary, which means that for two years i leave home and go wherever i am called ( for me that's Brandon SD right now) and i serve the people who live in my area and share the gospel and the blessing that it's brought to my life. It's a little bit different then normal life in that we are asked to follow some more strict rules that help us to be more aware of the spirit and it's promptings for us, but I'm loving it. Meeting people and helping them change their lives for the better has been a blessing to be apart of.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Sean Kennedy
A testimony is basically the beliefs of someone. Things that they've come to know are true through the spirit of God. For me that testimony is centered around my knowledge that My Heavenly Father loves me, Through Jesus Christ I can overcome death and sin, and that Joseph Smith was called by God to restore the gospel that Christ taught and restore the church as Christ established it when he was on the Earth. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Sean Kennedy
If by Christian you mean believing in Christ, then yes... with a name like "The Church of JESUS CHRIST of latter day saints" [emphasis added] (the official name of the Mormon church) that should be fairly straightforward. We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, the savior and redeemer of the world and "there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only through the name of Christ the Lord Omnipotent." (Mosiah 3:17, "The Book of Mormon") Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Sean Kennedy
The savior taught that baptism is needed for us to return to live with our Heavenly Father. Not everyone who ever lives on the Earth has the chance to be baptized by proper authority. Thus if our Heavenly Father is fair, there must be a way for those who didn't have the chance in this life to accept the gospel as Christ taught it and be baptized. So baptism's for the dead allow those who didn't accept or partake of those teachings in this life to do so in the life after. This life isn't fair, but our Father's plan is. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Sean Kennedy
There is a promise in the book of Mormon which states that if you really want an answer, you have faith in Christ, and you pray and ask God, He will answer you. I know from my experience that He will answer you sincere desire to know through the holy spirit. That answer will come through your thoughts and feelings, so pay attention :) Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Sean Kennedy
Yes, our Heavenly Father loves us now, just as he loved His children in the times of Moses. Because of that love he provides a prophet to guide and direct His church on the Earth both then and now. I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet on the Earth now and that if we listen to him, we can develop our lives in a way that will allow us to be closer to both God and our savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less