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Hi I'm Shawn Reed

I grew up in Utah. I love to mountain bike, hike, and surf. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in Salt Lake City Utah and now having lived for a few years in Laie Hawaii, I've had plenty of opportunity to spend time in the outdoors. I am most happy when I am exploring some jungle or enjoying the view from a mountain top. Some of the things I enjoy doing outside are scuba diving, surfing, mountain biking, and hiking. Another thing I love is traveling. So far I have lived in 6 countries and have been to 14 others. It's been cool to see how other people in the world interact and do things. I'm also a bit of a nerd. I am attending school at BYU-Hawaii where I am studying Biochemistry. I love to learn about not only science, but history, geography, and politics as well. For a career I am preparing for and working to get into medical school.

Why I am a Mormon

I'll believe we can learn truth not only through sight, sound, etc, but through a spiritual sense as well. If there is a God, and he is perfect as they say he is, then surely there must be a purpose to my existence and short life here on this earth. If there is a purpose to my existence, then surely there must be a way learn about it. Having studied many religions and gone on my personal crusades for spiritual truth, I have had many spiritual confirmations that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's literal kingdom on earth and is the only organization that is led directly by him. I'll be straightforward. "Mormonism" is very hard to live and follow. Why so? You can find out by taking Christ's name upon you and striving daily to live up to that. It is not easy. That said, I have found that I am most happy when I am living by God's commandments and emulate his Son, Jesus Christ's, perfect example.

How I live my faith

A rule I live by is treat others as I would like to be treated. I feel like most people in the world seem to have never learned or forgotten about that rule. If people would stop and think every now and again about the wants and needs of others, then the world would be a much more pleasant place to live in. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I regularly attend church meetings, study what I consider inspired books (scriptures), and talk regularly with my Father in Heaven. Not only do I love to learn, but I feel that it is my obligation to do so.