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Hi I'm Shane Cuckow

I'm a Mormon, I've grown up in Caglary Alberta all my life. I am currently serving in the California San Diego Mission.

About Me

I am blessed to have grown up in the Church. I love to play sports, especially basketball and I love to play the guitar, however I wish i was more musically inclined. I have a big family for non-LDS standards and a normal sized family for LDS standards, 3 brothers and 2 sisters with good ol' mom and dad. I love knowing that my family will be together forever because we have been sealed in the Temple. I am a goof and love to have fun! I am currently serving in the beautiful California San Diego Mission!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and people seem to believe I am a Mormon for that reason and non other. There came a time in my life when I had to decide whether what I was being taught was true or not. I remember being 14 years old and went on a trip with my friend to Utah. We went to a visitors center and watched the Joseph Smith video. I was a kid that just liked to joke around and didn't take much of anything seriously. As I sat there watching the First Vision I remember being brought to tears in that dark auditorium hoping no one saw me, I know God was aware of me. I was overwhelmed with a feeling that cannot be described. At that moment I found out for myself that the Church had really been restored. I prayed and asked my Father in Heaven. I felt the most powerful answer. I had seen a light, though not literal, it was memorable. In the coming years I had much more to figure out. The light that awakened my heart, and soul began to grow, my beliefs turned to knowledge. I stand as a witness that this is the true, restored Church of Jesus Christ. This is not the "Church of Joseph Smith", it is Christ's, restored in its entirety. I likewise prayed to know if Christ truly felt my pains and my afflictions, if he was truly my Savior, if i can truly be forgiven for my shortcomings. I have received my witness. I know it, and I know that God knows it, and i cannot deny it. Oh sweet the joy this sentence brings, I know that my redeemer lives!

How I live my faith

I am living my faith by serving diligently in the California San Diego Mission. I am studying the standard works of the Church and trying to apply them in my everyday life. as Mosiah 2:17 in the Book of Mormon says, I am serving my God when I am in the service of my fellow man. I love the verse in James 2:19 of the New Testament states that faith without works is dead. I strive to put action into what I believe, that is how I think God expects us to show our faith, by our works.

What is the priesthood?

Shane Cuckow
The priesthood is the power and the authority to act in the name of God. It is the power that Christ used to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils and cleanse lepers. It is the authority he gave to his 12 Apostles. It is the authority he gave to the 70 Elders that he sent out to preach the gospel 2 by 2. It is the authority he pronounced to Simon Peter who he said would build his gospel upon, what he would seal on earth would be sealed in heaven. It is the authority that was lost after Jesus Christ and his ordained ministers died. It is the authority that was restored to Joseph Smith by heavenly messengers such as John the Baptist, who restored authority to baptized, Peter, James and John who restored authority for receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and other ordincances. It is the authority that is here again upon the earth which governs and directs and gives the Church of Jesus Christ order and direction. It is the authority that current President of the Church, Thomas S. Monson holds to direct the Church, the same authority the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ here upon the earth hold. The same authority that the Quorum of the Seventy hold, as well as the LDS missionaries that go out preaching the Gospel 2 by 2, as established by Jesus Christ himself. I testify that it is the power in which families can be sealed together after this life is hear upon the earth again. I urge all who read this to call local missionaries and learn more. Show more Show less