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Hi I'm Shaun

I've lived all over the world, flying F-16 for the US Air Force and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up, I lived in a number of different cities in the United States. My father was in the Army, so we moved about every 3 years. I played many sports, but my favorite sport was football. I played in high school and at a junior college. After serving a 2 year mission in Brazil, I attended college. There I became involved the Air Force ROTC program which led me to commissioning in the Air Force and becoming a pilot. During my time at college, I also met and married the love of my life. As we started our life in the Air Force, we also started a family. We've had the chance to live in Europe and Asia, and have enjoyed the adventures along the way.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the plan of salvation, the plan of happiness! My love for my wife and my children continues to grow each day. Along with that, my desire to be with them forever increases. The plan of salvation is amazing because it explains that Heavenly Father wants families to be together forever. Heavenly Father wants us to have an eternal family. As a father, I want my children to have a better life than me, be better people than me, and to be happier than me. Why would our Heavenly Father want anything less than the best for us? The plan of salvation provides this for us. It allows us, through Christ's sacrifice and resurrection, we can return to our Heavenly Father's presence after this life and live together with our family forever. Isn't that amazing! I've had the chance to spread that amazing message with others, while serving a mission in Brazil. Each time I shared my feelings about the plan of salvation, I can distinctly recall an overwhelming feeling of peace in my heart. Peace and reassurance from the Holy Ghost can help us to know the truthfulness of all things.

How I live my faith

I've had the chance to serve and receive service from others as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Over the years I've been able to participate in many areas in the church, including teaching Sunday school to children and youth, working with a Boy Scouts troop sponsored by the church, instructing and supervising the adult male group that we refer to as the elders quorum, overseeing all the membership and financial records, and working in the nursery with children between the age of 18 months and 3 years old. I currently serve as our bishop's first counselor. My responsibilities is to help the bishop administratively with some of the different organizations of the local unit. This allows him to focus on the people. While it has been busy duty, it has been very rewarding to get to know the amazing members that are so dedicated in their service. Without the expectation of any type of monetary compensation, I routinely see members dedicate time and resources to fulfill the duties they've been assigned. I'm humbled by most people's innate desire to serve others and constantly surprised at how much people are willing to sacrifice. This is not normal in today's "entitlement" society, where most expect things to be given to them.