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Hi I'm Sean

I am a military child. I am going on a mission to Sao Paulo Brasil. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am serving a mission to Sao Paulo Brazil, Interlagos mission, and am attending the Brazil MTC September 13th, 2016. I was raised on three things; Johnny Cash, John Wayne, and Clint Eastwood. I was an Air Force auxiliary cadet for 6 years with a my specialty residing in search and rescue operations. I have grown up in the Air Force my entire life and understand the challenges of making new friends and adjusting to new ways of life. I wish to some day be an officer in the Army or to serve my country in any means that are allowed to me through the Lord. I love Rugby and Ice Hockey, but soccer isn't a bad sport either (just getting on good terms with the Brazilians haha). I look forward to any opportunity afforded to me to better myself through serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

A question such as this is best answered in person. However, you can only try your best right? I have been a member of the church my entire life, from birth to now. I haven't always done my best to be the most stellar member I could be. Most of it is normal, being a teenager and all, but I realized that as I have grown older, I had a sense of apathy towards the gospel of this church. Sure I went to church and fulfilled my callings to serve! But, I always felt it more as an obligation to those I was serving and to my family to do so. Recently, as I have recognized this, I took it upon myself to seriously determine if I am motivated and sincere to be a member Not on my parents opinion and experience but my own. It has been the best thing I have ever done. I have begun to recognize the significance of certain things within the church and what they do for me. The gospel gives me direction that an otherwise naive 19 year old kid would not have on his own. There are and will always be times where, as a member, you don't know why or even feel like doing the things you need to in the church. From my experience, by just thinking along the lines of, "What the heck, why not? Let's see how this turns out!" Has led me to become a stronger member. Because, in hind-site, I can see why doing it was good for me. I have so many things I would like to say to better relate to and answer this question to whom may be reading this. But, to articulate the blessings and happiness the gospel and Jesus have brought me is almost impossible to describe. It's simply the best thing I could have been born into.

How I live my faith

Growing up, I have always had the amazing opportunities to be assigned leadership positions with the varying ages of young men in my ward. It has taught me the values of servant leadership and to, at times, take that leap of faith when I needed to do something. When I am able, I go on "splits", or third-wheel, with the missionaries in my ward. It's always a fantastic learning experience to see the direct impact of missionary faith and diligence on those they are teaching. I am currently living outside the United States, so being able to exercise faith outwardly has been slightly more difficult. So, I have dedicated more time to studying the scriptures. Anytime that I have been called to serve in a position in the church, to do service projects, or even bless the sacrament in a language I'm not very familiar with, I have always put stock in Heavenly Father that it would always turn out alright. It may not be convenient, but I have learned the right things are not always made out to be easy or convenient. This builds your faith on and on the more you take risk and, I suppose, use Heavenly Father and His guidance as a crutch at times. Faith, once built, never fails.