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Hi I'm Shawn

I grew up in the Salt Lake Valley. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ever since my youth, I have enjoyed serving... There is nothing like it in the world! As far back as Middle School I became involved with Family History. It has had a profound influence on me and it has now become a permanent addition to my life. I enjoy the challenge it presents. There is just something special that occurs when you find something and share it with others. You may wonder, why do I research? The reason I research is because I have a deep love for my family. My ancestors were real people who had lives just like I do now. I have always felt they deserve my respect. The sacrifices they had to make, the distances they had to travel, the amount of pain they had to suffer. They came from all facets of life... Have you ever wondered what it must feel like to be researched? To feel wanted and needed. To have someone who was interested about you. I have always had a love to write. I enjoy the aspect of bringing a picture to life. There is just something amazing that happens when you touch a pen to paper. It is a world of endless possibilities! The emotion that one can make shine through the pages... It is just something wonderful. The mountains feel like home to me. I have had a profound love for the outdoors. From listening to the River, to seeing the beauty that lies all around... What is even more beautiful, is having someone to share it with.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the changing power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I have witnessed the blessings of the Fullness of The Gospel of Jesus Christ in my own life and in the lives of others. In a world set in commotion, with war on almost every bend, the Gospel has given me a great peace of conscience. It has given me the greatest joy I have ever felt. I know that after this life is over we will be able to be reunited with our families. I know that God really does love his children and he does much good on their behalf. I know that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world. That through him, all mankind may be saved. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God, just like Moses of old. I know that Elijah has come and restored the Sealing Keys to the Earth, that families might be sealed together forever. I have felt the power of this flow through my very veins and drive me to try harder to research my kindred dead. I could not dare stand before them unless I have given my best. If we do not do our best we may be faced with much sorrow as we see them again and they ask us one heart breaking question. "Why did you not do the work for me, you had the chance, and I really wanted that work done, why did you not come and save me?" God loves all of his children. I know that each and everyone of us is a child of God. Our divine potential is without measure. But because of our weakness in the flesh our kind and merciful God has provided a way that we may return to him again. One phrase always returns to my mind... "A Natural Man could never do it, but just maybe a Child of God can." You are a Child of God, never forget that. You matter to him. We all do. Because, he loves us. One of my favorite scriptures put it best. "Wherefore, be of good cheer and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you. And ye shall bare record of me even Jesus Christ, that I am the son of the living God. That I was, that I am, and that I am to come." Come and see.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving where I am needed. A wise person once said, "see a need, feel a need." I may not be able to do everything, but I can definitely do that in which I can do. I have served as a Missionary in the Korea Seoul and Korea Seoul South Missions. Ever since my youth I have helped others find their ancestors and bring them to the Temple. I have been a Secretary, President, Assistant, and more recently I have even become a Family History Teacher. I have taught all ages from young children, to youth, adults, and seniors.