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Hi I'm Sean Williams

I was raised Mormon but still had to find the truthfulness of this church. Having my own knowledge is truly the greatest blessing.

About Me

I am 21 years old but I still get asked if I am 17. I have a laid back attitude but an amazing work ethic once I get going. I am a great athlete with a never-say-die heart and I have a strong DIS-belief in no-win-situations. I am currently serving a mission in the Scottsdale, Arizona Mission and I am speaking Spanish. I love to read and learn and have time where I can be alone but I also love the times where I am having a great time around my friends. People say that the first thing the think of when I am mentioned is that I am loving. I care about people and have a deep desire to help anybody in any way that I can. One of my deepest desires is for people to know of this gospel and how their agency, their freedom to choose, can become the greatest benefactor in their lives if they understand how God and Jesus Christ want us to live our lives. They do not want us to go down paths that eventually lead to the misery and endless woe but they want us to follow the straight and narrow path, the exact same path the Jesus Christ walked. That path is the path that leads to immortality and eternal life and that is the path that I want everybody to be on. After my mission I plan to return to BYU- Idaho and finish my Associate's Degree and then transfer out to Weber State University where I plan to major in Radiology and do Lab Tech, specifically with X-Rays. I love all things medical and because I have been so blessed with great health I want to help those who are less fortunate then I.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it gave comfort when there was none. When I was 12 my brother, Andrew, drowned. He was 17. I was raised Mormon but Andrew's passing was earth-shattering. I gave up on everything. I gave up who I was and let myself be replaced by something that I wasn't. When I went to church I was just going through the motions. My turning point was when I was 17. I had read the B.o.M and it confirmed to me that this church was true but I just couldn't give up my hatred towards God. I began to fall back into depression so I knelt down and started to pray for comfort. Before I could even utter a word I was filled up by the Spirit and I felt God's love. I accepted Him back into my life but the next day I was rebuilt. I knelt down to bless the water during the sacrament. I usually blessed the bread but I blessed the water this time, which was always what Andrew blessed. Before I could say the first word I felt a hand on my right shoulder but I looked and there wasn't a hand. I passed it up as a sensation but as I began to bless the water again I felt the hand. This time it was there. I looked up and I could see Andrew with his hand on my shoulder, smiling at me. With a small voice he said "Don't worry, Sean, and don't be sad. I'm right here beside you and I always will be." With that I performed the blessing of the water but instead of just my voice it sounded like there were two people. I know that my brother watches over me and loves me. Knowing that I will be reunited with my brother is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

One of the greatest ways that I live my faith was unknown to me until people started sharing what they thought about me when I gave my mission farewell talk. My bishop said that the qualities that I showed the most were courage, compassion and love for others, and my work ethic. I have never been afraid of anything and have always been able to share my beliefs and defend what I believe in. I have never and will never deny that this is the true church of God. I have always loved others and am willing to listen and reach out to those who are having a rough time or are a little bit of an outcast. My work ethic is what surprised me the most when listed as a quality. I am a really laid back 'It can be done tomorrow' kind of guy but I guess when I start working, there is little to no chance of stopping me until the job is done. Not just halfway done, not 'it is good enough' done; it has to be 100%, no rough edges, nothing else than perfection done. As James 2:17-18 says that 'faith without works is dead' I see that unless I work I am dead myself! One thing that I greatly believe in is becoming my best self and I follow this quote to do so. 'There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.' - Miyamoto Musashi I thought when I was younger that other things would determine where I end up. Recently, I discovered that instead we need to take what life gives us and use it to get us to our best self. Take what we are given and use it to make us 'better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter' or really anything. Life is given to use to see what we can make out of it. This is our only chance in this life to do our best. So, if we truly want to do our best, we must be our best and the only way we can be our best is if we truly become our best self! So never stop improving and always become better! Why would we ever want to settle for less?