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Hi I'm Shayne

I grew up in Utah. I served a mission to Charlotte North Carolina. I have an amazing family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of two. I have been happily married for almost 9 years. I love my family, and my whole world revolves around them. I served a two year proselyting mission to North Carolina, and since then I have been serving in callings involving the youth. I love living in Utah. My primary interests are Baseball, the gospel, and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church. I loved the way I felt when my family would study the scriptures, and when I attended church meetings. As I grew up I wanted to know for myself and receive my own confirmation that this doctrine was the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I wanted my own experience that I could draw upon in times of trial or when doubt was placed in my heart. I wasn't expecting an experience like Joseph Smith had, but I knew that at times I had relied on the testimony of my parents and leaders to believe the teachings were true. I wanted something I could have as my own anchor. I decided I needed to put in the effort and read the Book of Mormon. When I finished the book I knelt down to ask God if it was true. I did receive a powerful, undeniable witness from the spirit to tell me this was in fact the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I was overcome with a feeling that has given me strength, and was powerful enough for me to lean on. This experience was from my Heavenly Father and it has made it possible for me to doubt not, and fear not. I did find out for myself that this was the true church of Jesus Christ, that Joseph Smith was a Prophet, and that Thomas S Monson is now the Prophet of God on this earth today. His role is to lead and guide us according to the will of our Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ. This witness I received allows me to have confidence in these teachings for myself. When Satin tries to place doubt in my mind I can always remember the witness I received on my knees after I put in the effort to know for myself. I do know this doctrine is supported by the Bible and is true. It is from God for us in our day. I have had many other witnesses from the Spirit that this church is true. This is why I have remained a member. Finding out this is true is not a one time thing. We can continue to receive this witness and grow in the gospel. I am grateful always that the true gospel of Jesus Christ has in fact been restored to the earth today.

How I live my faith

I am currently very involved in the youth program, and in Scouting in my area. I work with the local youth leaders and help teach them about the role they play in the lives of the youth, as well as teaching the youth directly. I love being a part of the youth program. I am always inspired by their strength and commitment in trying to live like our Savior Jesus Christ and avoid the worldly distractions from things that are truly important, like family.