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Hi I'm Sean

I am from Utah. I play basketball, and I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ in Spain, and I´m a Mormon.

About Me

I´m the youngest child with five older sisters, I love to be with my family more than anything else and thoroughly enjoy being the uncle of thirteen (and counting) nieces and nephews. I have played basketball and tennis my entire life and love going to games. Before coming to Spain for my mission, I studied at Brigham Young University in Provo, and will continue my studies when I return. Before my mission I didn´t speak a work of Spanish, but now I can proudly say that the gift of tongues is real.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born in a family that is strong in their belief in Christ. My ancestors are some of the pioneers who sacrificed so much to come across the plains of the United States to guarantee us the rights to worship God. I will always be grateful for them. Of course, the time came when I had to find our for myself if these things are true. I did my part, I read the Book of Mormon daily, I prayed and little by little the Lord told me that these things are true. Like a sunrise increases in light minute by minute, so has my testimony grown day by day through experiences in my life. While being here in Spain, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. It was the hardest trial I have had in my life, but as I put my trust in the Lord, He has given me peace and has given her her health back. I know that the Lord lives and loves each one of us. Through His power, my mother has been regaining her health and I will be reunited with her shortly. I love this gospel. I know that He loves us!

How I live my faith

Currently I am serving full time as a missionary for the church in Spain. Before starting my mission, I was blessed to have wonderful teachers and mentors that helped me to be the person that I am. I thank my parents and family more than anyone for teaching me how to be more like my Savior Jesus Christ. I am now blessed to be here in Spain, sharing the restored gospel with Jesus Christ with my new found friends the Spaniards. Spain will always be a part of me, and I have loved getting to know my Savior better through experiences in serving Him.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Sean
We believe God to be a just, and a merciful God. He has commanded us that we all be baptized (John 3:5). He also knows that there are many who have lived and will live without the opportunity to be baptized, let alone by the proper authority. For that, God in His infinite mercy has established a plan that allows each and every one of those people to accept a "vicarious" baptism in their behalf. That means that we are baptized by immersion (as was the Lord) in the name of the deceased person. That does not, however, force them to accept that baptism. They have the ability to accept or decline what we have done. We have the responsibility to find our own ancestors and offer them this wonderful gift. Show more Show less