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Hi I'm Shaunton

I love sports and the outdoors. I am a missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Throughout my young boyhood life, I was that kid that never stopped playing. I always wanted to play baseball, basketball, football, soccer, or anything else in my backyard. In my high school years, I ran cross country and track. Within the last three years, I picked up on two main hobbies, mountain biking in the summer, and snowboarding and skiing in the winter. I also started playing volleyball and enjoy it a lot. Other things I enjoy are hiking and backpacking, swimming, and boating. As long as there are mountains nearby and hopeful weather, I know how to have fun.

Why I am a Mormon

Being young, it may seem to some that it isn't entirely necessary to live by my faith. However, I have found my life to be much more fruitful and whole when I live according to the teachings of the gospel. I find it difficult to put into words how or why I try to live like Christ, or how the Church itself helps me have joy. Many doubt religion, no matter what church or group teaches, but when I pattern my life along the commandments that we teach in our church, I find joy, true joy and happiness. The Church teaches a higher way of life, trying to become like our Savior, but at the same time, does not consider itself higher or better than everyone else. We are to love our families, be careful what we put in our bodies, mind what we think about and say, all things that aren't much different from everyone's teachings to become better, cleaner, more righteous people. Some things that many non-members have possibly heard about, such as the priesthood or temples, are what set us apart from other churches. We consider it that we have been given a fullness of truth. It is because of some of those things that I have a complete and true testimony of the restoration. The restoration of the gospel of Christ through the first modern prophet, Joseph Smith, is the whole foundation of our Church. He brought forth an additional testament of Christ, the Book of Mormon, which I have a strong testimony of its truth and light. I can't say enough how grateful I am for Christ's atonement, which he fulfilled through his Crucifixion and Resurrection. I am grateful that I know who I am, where I came from, and where I am going. This is my testimony, and I hope that it can be a witness to everyone of the divinity of the work of this Church.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon requires active participation in the Church. I had my own personal conversion, which happens to members as well, I had many opportunities for leadership in my youth groups. Scouting was also a big thing. We did lots of camping and outdoor stuff. I had the opportunity to go to a camp for young men my age. The camp encouraged us to go on missions. My life turned around, I was much more motivated to do all I could in the church. I continued to lead and try and inspire the youth that I was in charge of, both within my ward, and the larger stake. I enjoy every teaching opportunity I get. I am now in the best two years, my two year calling to serve the Lord and to teach people the gospel. This has been my goal for many years, I am grateful for the opportunity to show my dedication and love for this faith by serving The Lord in every way.