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Hi I'm Shaquille Walker

I am a husband, identical twin, and professional runner. I love talking (a lot), music, and interesting facts. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in a house where it was never quiet. I have five brothers so Mom and Dad always had their hands full. Growing up around so many boys was fun and something I am grateful for! Because I am a twin, it seemed like I was always competing with him; in school, in sports, in music, etc. It could have been damaging, but we never let it get too out of hand. Growing up that way always taught me to push myself and to never give up on myself or on my dreams. From a young age I was always running. I always wanted to be the fastest of all my friends. When I started track in high school, I never thought I would have run as well as I did. Before long, I found myself setting big goals and dreams, some of which seemed much too hard to achieve. I never gave up though, and gave my best which was all I could do. Through hard work and many many blessings, I have seen a lot of those dreams fulfilled! I now run professionally with the Brooks Beasts based in Seattle. I never thought back then that I would have the opportunity to see the entire world through running but by the Grace of God that has been my privelege! Outside of track, I served a mission in Manchester, England from August 2012-2014! While there I also met my wife and we were married on December 19th, 2015. She is my rock and has helped me to understand more than ever how important family is. I'm so grateful for the wonderful family plan God has laid out for us.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I was raised in a Southern Baptist home. Although we went to church occasionally, I never completely knew if I believed in a God. I would say I did, but if someone told me He wasn't there, I would have said they could be right. Now, I do know that He is there. But how could someone possibly know a thing like that? I wondered the same thing whenever I heard people say, "I know." I'll tell you how. For myself, it was very simple. It was explained simply enough to me that if I prayed, God would answer me. I had never prayed privately before as far as I could remember, and so I decided to act on the simple invitation. I prayed for months without any recognizable answer. Finally I gave up. I changed my mind at that point and thought that perhaps there was no God at all. This didn't last long. One night I felt very distinctly that I should pray AND read from the Book of Mormon. I had never before put any effort into reading it because I didn't believe it was true. I want you all to know that I do now know that it is. That night as I read and prayed I came to know that God lives and that the Book of Mormon is His word. It was through reading, pondering (thinking), and praying that I came to know. In a very real way, I received a witness that God was, is, and always will be there. If you do not believe me, that's ok. Don't take my word for it. Just try it. Receive your own witness because then you do not have to believe what I say- you will know for yourself!

How I live my faith

I live my faith in everything that I do. At every moment; from the time I wake up, to the time I go to bed. I really love doing all that I can to help and serve others. Watching others change their lives with His help is the best thing in the world and I am so privileged to be a part of it. Now I am not serving as a full time missionary, but I still live the gospel of course. I still go to church every Sunday, and I still serve and help as many others as I can. I still learn life lessons from simple, everyday things. I still pray. I still read my scriptures. One thing I have learned as a missionary is that we are not meant to learn these things for these two years then throw them away. We are to be missionaries and servers for life- Isn't that what a disciple of Christ is anyways? Before I really came to know God was there in March 2010, I looked at religion as a Sunday thing that was not meant to affect our lives on any of the other days of the week. I now know that that is not the case. It is there to help us everyday, all day long. It is something we need! In short, it is not just a religion- its a life style.

Are Mormons Christians?

Shaquille Walker
Yes, in every sense of the word, yes! A Christian is one who believes in and follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. Hence the name Christians. So the question is, do Mormons believe in and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ? Undeniably, the answer is yes. Show more Show less