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Hi I'm Shawn

I'm a college student. I'm a musician and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to college right now. I love to play music. I play guitar and saxophone. I love marching band. I love playing sports and being active. I just serve returned from serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sacramento California.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know it is true from personal experience. I think it started from wanting to know God, who is our Heavenly Father. This relationship is key for me in my life. Knowing that I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me and watches out for me. He answers my prayers. Mabey he doesn't always answer when I want but he always responds, usually through people in my life. I remember a time when I was with some boyscouts, I was about 8 at the time, and we were traveling through the woods on a path. For some unknown reason to me we decided to take a short cut through the woods. Well we got lost and I was scared. I said a prayer in my heart to be found and to find the way, and after that prayer we kept walking a little and we noticed some people in the clearing beyond the trees. They helped us find our way back to our camp. That might have been the start of my testimony in prayer. And from there my testimony has grown. Sometimes we recieved answers and we don't realize it. Another way I recieve answers is through the scriptures. As I've read from the Book of Mormon it has answered questions of my soul and feeled me with peace. I know it is true because only something from God could fill my soul with peace. Because the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God to restore his true Church to the earth again. It also means that we have a living prophet who guides us today. That is important to me because it tells me God still loves us and wants to help and guide us.

How I live my faith

I've just recently returned from serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sacramento California. For two years I have walked the streets of Sacramento and shared about the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I am also an Eagle Scout and try to serve others as best I can. I think that as we serve others we really show our discipleship.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

We believe in God, the Father, and in his Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. They are three distinct beings however one in purpose and unity. God is our Heavenly Father. He is perfect, and all knowing. We were created in his Image. He is literally the Father of our Spirits, he loves us more than we can comprehend. He has a plan for us to come back and return to live in His prescense forever in complete happiness. Should we decide to follow Christ and His gospel that will be possible. Knowing this relationship has helped me so much in my life. Just knowing that he is there, listening to my problems has helped me through hard times in my life. Show more Show less