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Hi I'm Sebastian

I'm a student who loves learning, life, family and God. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student studying economics and philosophy. I love to longboard, snowboard, wakeboard, read good books, spend time with my beautiful wife, go hiking, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family. I work in a photography studio and I love taking pictures. I like outside pictures, but I especially love taking pictures of people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon because that is the faith of my parents. My parents taught my siblings and I how to work hard and how to appreciate the things that are really important in life. Our family was tight-knit as we worked, played and worshipped together. As I got older, and took a more serious inspection of my beliefs and my life, I wanted to know if this was real or true. If it is true, it is the most important thing in the whole world taking precedence above everything else. I wanted to figure out what I wanted most, and like most people I wanted happiness. Not pleasure, fun, or excitement. Real joy. Joy that would last more than just a day, a year, or even a lifetime. I want to be happy for as long as I exist. I needed to find something that would last forever. Obviously that is not any sort of physical possession, being that it does not follow in death. God and my family were the most important things to me in the long run. And the best part is that I can be happy right now. Being a Mormon helps me to develop meaningful relations with my family as well as developing a meaningful relationship with my God. With living prophets on the earth to teach us the true nature of God, I have come to know him more and more. By understanding His true character, and knowing His will for me, I have thus far lived a very happy life that I only expect to get better. I have felt His Spirit in an indescribable manner. I haven't "felt" with my physical senses per se, but have felt Him with my soul. Some people may say that being a Mormon is too hard, with too many rules and responsibilities. But the fact is that the best things in life don't come easy. I don't expect that we can be truly happy without becoming the type of person God wants us to be. I am not perfect, but living the Mormon life has helped me to develop characteristics that allow me to be happy. I know God lives and He wants us to be happy like He is.

How I live my faith

I love to worship the Lord with my fellow brothers and sisters each Sunday by partaking of the bread and water in remembrance of His sacrifice. I also love to worship in the Holy Temples and come closer to God on a weekly basis with my wife. We read scriptures together every day and pray every day. I try to take the things I learn and apply it through service, hard work, and being kind to everyone even if it is just a simple smile.

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

We believe that life is a precious and sacred gift. The life of an unborn child is still valuable and deserves a shot at life. In most circumstances, abortion is not appropriate. It is important that people take responsibility for their actions, and not make a child suffer the consequences of the parents' mistakes. There are services available so abortion is not necessary like LDS adoption services. In the event that the mother's life is in danger, abortion could be appropriate in that circumstance after counseling with a medical professional. The only other circumstance where it may be appropriate is in the case of rape causing the mother serious emotional trauma. In this circumstance, there should be sufficient counseling and prayer before making the decision. Show more Show less