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Hi I'm Shayne

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful wife who is a convert to the Church and we have four children, a daughter (recently deceased) and three boys. We still include our daughter since we believe as Mormons that familes are forever...even beyond death. For my profession, I work as a software engineer which I enjoy very much. I have degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science and I'm currently studying Physics. For my hobby, I enjoy working on and drag racing motorcycles with my boys. I'm also an avid cyclist and inline skater.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon Church and I have a long history of ancestors who are members of the Church. That being said, I believe that there comes a time when you must come to know the truth of what you profess to believe in. That time came for me while I served as a missionary in Canada. That experience along with other wonderful experiences throughout my life, have given me a testimony of the truthfulness of this Church and the reality of the existence of God and his divine Son, Jesus Christ. As a scientist, I'm trained to draw conclusions based on observed data from scientific experimentation. However, my testimony of the truth of things taught in my Church has come through a soft, quiet reassurance from the spirit, that this work is true.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the Gospel Doctrine teacher in our Sunday School. I love serving in this capacity as I love to teach and be taught by others. We are studying the Old Testament this year which has been a rewarding experience. While I serve in Church each Sunday, I believe as a Mormon that we should live the example of Jesus Christ everyday and not just Sunday.

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Mormons, like most other people, believe in life after death. We believe that death is not the end, but a transition into a more wonderful state of happiness and rest. Upon the death of the physical body, our spirits which are in adult form will continue to live. They will go to a place called the spirit world to await and prepare for a literal resurrection where the spirit and body will be reunited at a future time. We believe that our departed loved ones are not far from us and that the spirit world is in the ambient areas of the earth. The spirit world will not go on forever but is only temporary until all have been resurrected. We believe that all of our Father in Heaven's children who have passed on from mortality, will be resurrected. It is a free gift given to all because of the death and literal resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. After the resurrection of all mankind, there will be a final judgement that will determine which kingdom of glory we will inherit. Mormons do not believe in the black and white concept of Heaven and Hell but in the idea that in our Father's house are "many mansions". God's plan to save his children through the sacrifice of his divine Son, Jesus Christ, is one that is wonderfully merciful and comprehensive. It is worth learning more about to be sure. Show more Show less