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Hi I'm Shawn

I'm from California, I'm a singer/musician who loves soccer, acting, learning and has an awesome family. Aand I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love music and have been doing something musical my whole life. Recently I founded a collegiate A Cappella group that I co-direct. We try and uplift others with our music and change people's lives in some small way with our message. I'm now a college Junior double-majoring in Business and Spanish. I also enjoy acting and have been doing that since I started high school. I play Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, and enjoy singing as well. I achieved the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scout program and I love hiking, camping and anything in the outdoors. Family is one of the most important things to me and I am blessed to have some amazing parents, two awesome brothers and one sweet sister. They have helped me learn and grow and develop into who I am today, we have lots of fun together. I love my Heavenly Father and served a two-year mission in Guatemala trying to love and help all those I met to come to know Christ better. It was an amazing experience and I met so many wonderful people as I came to know my Savior better than ever before!

Why I am a Mormon

I have come to know for myself that this church is the full restored church of Jesus Christ upon this Earth today. This knowledge has come to me through the feelings brought by the Holy Spirit. I have prayed and asked whether this gospel is true and have received the assurance that indeed it is. I was lucky enough to grow up in the church and as a young teeneager I realized that I wanted to know for myself whether this was the true church and not rely upon the testimonies of others like my parents and friends. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed. over the next little while I was able to gain my own testimony for myself. I knew that my Heavenly Father wanted me to follow his prophets that he has placed upon the Earth today. I am a Mormon because I know it is what my Heavenly Father wants so that I may return to live with him when my time here is done. Knowing the truths that I know brings me more joy than I could possibly describe.

How I live my faith

I love this gospel and the happiness it has brought into my life. I serve in the Spanish Branch in my area. I have the oppurtunity to be the song leader for the primary kids (5 to 12). On Sunday's I get to teach them new songs about the Savior Jesus Christ and loving each other. We play alot of fun games and do various activities to help learn, and it is a ton of fun. Working with the kids is really great and I really learn from them too! after all "Men when they teach, learn".

What do Mormons believe about family?

Shawn
Families are so special and are a huge part of God's plan of happiness for us. God has placed in families to learn and grow so that we can form loving relationships that will last in the eternities. That is one of the best part of having a strong family, we have to opportunity to form relationships now that will be perpetuated beyond the grave. We believe that marriage between a man and a woman is something holy that God encourages. When two worthy people are married under the proper authority and obey the commandments together they have the opportunity for that union to last forever! Families can bring us the greatest joy and it can be hard to be away from them but we always have the promise that we can be reunited whether in this world or the next. I love my family so much, they are all amazing! I have learned so much from them and they have helped me to become the person that I am today and achieved all that I have. I know that we will be able to be together forever and I can't wait to be with them for eternity! Show more Show less