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Hi I'm Shane

I'm a son, a brother, an uncle, a nephew, and I love everything about life!

About Me

I'm a fan of running, singing, eating, summer-time hikes, photographs, Canadians, being silly, beautiful landscapes, friends, and family. I grew up on the same street my whole life and have loved the associations that come from a tight-nit community. Growing up in a family of five kids was always an adventure! I sure love my brothers and sisters and the great dynamic they add to my family. My parents are some of my best friends and have always been strong pillars of support and love in my life. Growing up with two parents in my home was definitely a blessing. Probably my favorite part of the day is sitting at the dinner table with my family. That's where we get to hear about each others day, reconnect, and talk without the distractions of the world. And we have great food. : ) I served a full-time mission for the LDS Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and that has instilled a deep love for Canada and the Canadian people that I grew to love so well. I also grew to love Nanaimo Bars, poutine, pierogi's and ketchup chips. : ) (I really like food.) I'm currently studying as a University student (getting a minor in Nutrition, did I mention I like food?) and trying to balance my life between studies, employment, church, family, and being a friend. It's stressful sometimes, but with God all things are possible, right? I believe in being optimistic even in trying times; I believe in having fun no matter what you're doing. Most importantly I know that God really does love us!

Why I am a Mormon

Cause it's awesome!! : ) I grew up living the teachings of Christ, but I really came to know and believe in the LDS church when I prayed sincerely to God for the first time. I had prayed my whole life, but it was during a time when I felt totally alone, and was afraid of the future, and really had no one who could understand me or what I was going through, that I really cried out to my Heavenly Father and asked: "Are you there?" At that moment warmth and peace filled my heart, and I knew that God loved me and cared for me, and He let me know that this, the LDS church, really was His restored, true Church on the earth. I've had that same feeling come when I've listened to the modern day Prophets and Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and that's why I've chosen to be a Mormon. I also have had incredible experiences with studying the Scriptures (The Bible, the Book of Mormon, etc.) As I have read I can really feel God's love for me. It may not be as intense as when he answered that prayer I mentioned, but I feel Him quietly, peacefully, tell me that He loves me, and that He is directing this church. I've had so many prayers answered, so many "coincidences" that I know had to have been Him guiding me to be in this Church, and I've always just felt good about being a member. It just feels right. With all these things, I know it must be true.

How I live my faith

Everyday I pray that someone will be sent my way that I can help. I know we are all God's children and He really does love us. He wants to hear from us, so we can talk to him in prayer and He will answer. Often WE are the answers to someone else's prayer. I pray every morning that He will direct me to someone I can help, and that in some small way I can brighten up their day by bringing them closer to Christ. Often trying to be a Christ-like friend is the best way I find to live my Faith in Christ. What all church service really comes down to is 1. Know your neighbor and 2. Love them as your friend. I currently attend a congregation for young single adults ages 18-30. It's an exciting group of people, and we have people moving in and out of our congregation constantly. Part of my responsibility as a secretary is to work with the leadership of the congregation to ensure that everyone is welcomed, has a friend, and receives a responsibility to serve in the church. I also visit church members during the week in order to get to know them better, and to share faith-building messages. Again, what all church service really comes down to is 1. Know your neighbor and 2. Love them as your friend.