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Hi I'm Devin

I grew up in Vancouver, Washington. I love to sing, study politics, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is Devin Shaw, and I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! I grew up in Vancouver, Washington, USA! I love to sing, and to have fun. One of my passions is politics, and someday I hope to run for office. I graduated High School in 2012, and will be attending BYU-Idaho in hopes of majoring in Communications and Political Science. I come from a very loving family! My mom several years ago was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and together as a family we have had to overcome some very difficult trials. Currently I am serving as a fulltime missionary for the church in the beautiful states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. But that doesnt mean that I dont have a true conversion story like converts who were not born into the faith might have. In 8th grade I had a teacher who was making fun of the church. She was saying mean and nasty things about mormons! I was so upset! The holy spirit bore wittness to me at that very moment that the church was indeed true! And that the awful things she was saying wasnt true! This church is wonderful! People from all different walks of life are members of this church. It doesnt matter if your a doctor, politician..or a new missionary like me! You feel welcomed in this church. I have prayed to know that the book of mormon is true, and I got my personal answer from god. It is true, and I cannot deny it!

How I live my faith

When I wasnt on my mission I lived my faith by showing others what I believed. I did that by acting differently around them..I didnt always follow the crowd and get into the mainstream things. People always saw me as different. But it was always a good different! With my mom having Multiple Sclerosis, it gave me some very hard times. Times where I saw someone that I loved with all my heart in so much pain! For my mom to get out of bed..it would take all of her energy. Through her faith, and her example..it helped me to live my faith. It built me up! Helping her with these trials strengthened me in such a special way, and for that I will be eternally greatful. Now while on my mission I live my faith by sharing it with others! I want others to know how Jesus Christ has blessed my life!

What is a ward/stake/branch?

A ward or a branch is a group of people in a certain area who all come together on sundays for church services. Since there are so many church members world wide, they all cant meet in one place. So they are put into a congregation based on where they live. In my hometown, there several wards. Show more Show less