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Hi I'm Shane

I enjoy video games, rock music, and cartoons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy collecting baseball cards and am a fan of the New York Yankees, my favorite players from baseball's past are Derek Jeter (yeah, I know, not really the past :) ) and Babe Ruth,. I also enjoy football and am a fan of the New England Patriots. I have attended 2 years of college and I am currently a Biology major hoping to go to medical school to study pediatric medicine. I participated in Boy Scouts for 6 years and received my Eagle Scout award. I also played in Concert Band for 9 years as a percussionist. I love rock music and some of my favorite people to listen to are Pellek, Charlie Parra, Gary Hoey, and Jeff Williams among others. One of my other passions is professional gaming. Although I am most definitely not good enough to play at a super high level I enjoy watching competitive Star Craft 2, DotA 2, and Street Fighter 4. Yeah, it's super nerdy, but that fits me pretty well XD . I also enoy watching Internet series such as T.O.M.E. and RWBY and various YouTubers such as Tobuscus, TotalBiscuit, GameTheory, and many more! In July 2016 I finished serving in the Rancho Cucamonga, California Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that it is the true church of Christ restored to the Earth today. I know that we have a living prophet who guides and directs the church because God loves us and wants us to succeed and as such he gives us the guidance necessary to succeed. I know that God lives and is all-knowing and never changing. I know that Christ came down to Earth and die for our sins in order to provide us a way to come back to God's presence. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that in conjunction with the Bible is a record of people of the past who, like us, tried to live according to the work of God, with stories of both struggles and successes. I know that there is life after death and that in that after-life we can return to God's presence and live happily for eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to study and learn the scriptures and by trying to help others be happy because in the end, the Savior's plan is called the Plan of Happiness and if I can do just a little bit to make someone laugh or have a good day they it's worth a shot! I am also serving a mission, as I said above, to try and help others feel the same happiness that I have felt as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Shane
Essentially, by experimenting with what God has asked us to do, such as loving our neighbors, reading the scriptures, following the commandments and doing things such as paying tithing. The Lord has challenged us to "and prove [Him] now herewith" and has promised that as we do the things that we ask He will "open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." (Malachi 3:10). Have a true desire and hope and your faith will grow. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Shane
Mormons no longer practice polygamy, but there was indeed a time in the history of our church where we did. As our church's official answer states, there have been times all through history where God, for whatever reason, declares that polygamy is necessary and so, just like those in times of old, when God revealed that polygamy was temporarily necessary the early Saints put there trust in the Lord and followed his council. Since October 6, 1890 however, the doctrine of polygamy is no longer practiced by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and we follow the council of the prophet Jacob in the Book of Mormon: "Wherefore, my brethren, hear me, and hearken to the word of the Lord: For there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife; and concubines he shall have none; "For I, the Lord God, delight in the chastity of women. And whoredoms are an abomination before me; thus saith the Lord of Hosts." (Jacob 2:27-28) Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Shane
One of the reasons that family is so important to Mormons is that we believe that we are literally children of God. As such you will often times hear your Mormon friends address God as Heavenly Father. Another is that God put us with our families, whatever the circumstances may be, for a reason and as such we should strive to be the best family member that we can be. Lastly, we believe that our families can be together after this life because it is a unit of living that is specifically and carefully designed by God. As such we believe that how we treat our families in this life prepares s to live with them and all of our Heavenly Father's children for the rest of eternity. Show more Show less