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Hi I'm Jon Shaw

I'm a husband. I'm a dad. I'm an attorney. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an attorney in Colorado. I work in Immigration, Family Law, Personal Injury, and Bankruptcy. More important, I'm a husband and a father. I have been a Mormon for my entire life. My wife is Hispanic; she is from Colombia. We are a bilingual and multicultural family.

Why I am a Mormon

I represent the seventh generation of members of the church from both my mother's side of the family and my father's side. Although knowing I had ancestors who crossed the plains to Utah from Nauvoo provides great strength, I rely on my own personal testimony of the Gospel. I have taken steps to study and ask God if this is his truth. I believe that it is just as much as I believe anything else. Its not about family tradition or indoctrination...its about what I feel in my own heart. I have felt that God has spoken to me by way of his Holy Spirit on a very personal level to tell me that this is His church. Some people have this "moment" where they feel it all at once....for me it has come little by little through constant study, church attendance, and prayer.

How I live my faith

I do my best to take it one step at a time. My wife helps me so much. I'm far from perfect, so I really try to make repentance part of my life. Having faith, repenting, renewing my baptismal covenants and making and keeping other covenants with God in the temple, and taking steps each day to receive the Holy Spirit are all steps I try to take every day.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jon Shaw
Pray. God will hear you. The Holy Ghost will confirm the truth of the gospel to your heart. You'll feel good. You know the feeling you get when you help and old lady cross the street, or your whole family is together at Christmas time? Yeah...that's it. That's the feeling you'll get. You'll know then that it is true. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jon Shaw
Of course we are. We're about as "Christian" as it gets. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Jon Shaw
We believe that the ability that people have to create life is sacred. We believe that abortions should not take place except under rare circumstances where the mother may be in danger of losing her life or is in danger of grate bodily harm. In such rare instances medical attention and the counsel of church leaders is suggested. It has been said that Mormons are in fact pro-choice...you chose to engage in relationships with others that could lead to pregnancy...and then you live with the results of that choice. The choice comes prior to pregnancy...once an individual is pregnant the choice has already been made and an abortion would usually not take place except for extreme and unusual circumstances as discussed above. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jon Shaw
No. He was a prophet like Moses. We don't worship Moses either. We do, however, try our best to apply the teachings of prophets like Moses and Joseph Smith to our lives as we feel that their teachings are inspired of God. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Jon Shaw
1. Go to Mormon.org. Click on "chat with a missionary." Begin asking questions. 2. Go to Mormon.org. Request a missionary visit. 3. Go to Mormon.org. Click "worship with us." Find the church and time nearest you and attend church on Sunday. 4. Ask a friend who is a member about how to learn more. Show more Show less