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Hi I'm Shane

I am the youngest of 12 children. I grew up on a farm in Idaho. I love potatoes,and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of 12 children, and I love it. I am an uncle to 46 nieces and nephews, and I love them all to bits. I grew up in a small town where I graduated with 17 other students. It was wonderful to create such lasting friendships with these people. I grew up loving sports, especially basketball, football, and snowboarding. I also really enjoyed playing my guitar, and hanging out with my friends. Many of my friends grew up as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so it was very easy for me to learn from their examples, and grow. I have had the great opportunity to serve the people in Adelaide Australia for 2 years, and share with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how it can help them in their lives. I love just about anything I can get my hands on, except for tomatoes. They are the only things that could make a great day turn sour. I have plans to attend BYU in Provo in the coming months, with the hopes of graduating in Administration. I have had a great life, and have been blessed so greatly by our Heavenly Father!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church. My parents set a great example for me to follow all of my life. That doesn't mean that I didn't have to find out for myself, if this was the truth or not though! When I was in my Teens, a lot of the crowd my age decided to go down a path that I knew wasn't what I should be doing. The Holy Ghost prompted me at that time that I really needed to know if what I had been learning all my life was true. Then when I was 17, one of my close friends was killed in a car accident. In our church we believe that after this life, we live on, and that we will be given the chance to be together again. When I first realized I wasn't going to see my friend for the rest of my life, the first initial reaction I had was to cry, but then I felt I needed to ask God if I would see him again. I prayed and asked our Heavenly Father if I would be able to be with my friend again one day, and an enormous peace and calmness came over me to assure me that I would see him again one day! I know that my friend lives on and that I can see him again one day. Since that time, there have been many experiences I had with praying to know if each principle of this gospel is true. I know it's true, because Heavenly Father has let me know through the power of the Holy Ghost which brings comfort and peace to my heart every time that I need it.

How I live my faith

One day at a time. I used to think that in order for me to be a good person I always had to do the right thing. I learned however that Heavenly Father doesn't expect us to be perfect in this life, but he does expect us to try our best, to be our best. I live my faith by striving each day to become more and more like our Savior, Jesus Christ. Whether that be through reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, or maybe even as simply as being courteous to others and their Circumstances. I look at the fact that one day I will get the opportunity to go home with Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ, but also recognizing that day isn't here yet. Heavenly Father expects us to use this life to the fullest, by trying to choose the right way each day. One of my favorite Hymns in our church tells a lot of how I life my faith. "Lead kindly light amid the encircling gloom, lead thou me on. The night is dark, and I am far from home, Lead thou me on. Keep thou my feet, I do not ask to see, the distant scene one step enough for me." Each day comes down to the great opportunity of talking with Heavenly Father in Prayer, and pleading for his help with the different daily challenges. Big or small, I know that through Prayer, Heavenly Father will be able to help us.