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Hi I'm Shawn

I grew up in Elko, Nevada, USA. I'm a musician and a swimmer. I'm a morman.

About Me

I am a talented piano, and trumpet musician. I am an athletic swimmer and love everything about the water. I enjoy music, chess, reading the scriptures, ranching, car and tarp surfing, fireworks, cliff jumping, shooting, movie watching, Ultimate Frisbee, video games, reading, four wheelers, swing dancing (and dancing in general), writing, running, news watching, auto work, ping pong, and sunrises and sunsets. I suppose you could see me as a "does everything" kind of person.

Why I am a Mormon

Everything this Church teaches has answered questions I've had about life. I know that this Church was restored by God and Jesus Christ by calling Joseph Smith to be a prophet; to bring forth The Book of Mormon and restore Christ’s original church as he had established it in ancient times. I know that Jesus Christ died for all of us and that if we will submit our will to his and repent, we can all live with him and our Father in Heaven once again. I know that families can be together for an eternity and not just until death. I know that we are all children of God and that the worth of every soul is great in the eyes of Him. I know that the Holy Ghost can teach, protect, and guide us in all of the trials of life. I know that God answers prayers and that we can say and ask him anything we righteously need or desire. I know that no matter how far you've gone in sin, you can be forgiven. I know that through faith, as well as smart and to the heart preparation, we can increase whatever talents we pursue in life. I know that there is only one church that has the authority from God to possess his holy priesthood and that is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and his gospel, which teachings sustains the teachings from the Bible; therefore, The Book of Mormon is not evil, nor is it Blaspheme; but it is of God. I know that what I have spoken is true because the Holy Ghost testified it to me.

How I live my faith

I love what we can learn from scriptures and more importantly what we gain when we apply its teachings in our lives. I live my faith by putting into practice Gospel principles that help me to live and maintain a meaningful life. Many find wisdom in life, many find knowledge, but there are few that find meaning. To live a life of meaning, one must learn to sacrifice; to put their faith in something bigger than themselves. I put my faith (trust or loyalty to someone) in Jesus Christ, and live according to the principles that he taught because I know that who he is, and what he stands for; and what he can help me become is far more meaningful than anything that this world has to offer.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Missionaries proselyte to help everyone possible find meaning in their lives. That meaning comes through sacrifice and putting their trust and loyalty, (faith) in something higher than themselves. Missionaries Proselyte to help others increase their faith and understanding in Jesus Christ. Show more Show less