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Hi I'm Shawn Christopher Walker

I am a devoted husband and father of three beautiful girls. I love watching sports and being with my family. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love spending time with family. Like my beloved father used to say, "being with family is as close as we can get to Heaven here on Earth." I fully believe in the truthfulness of that statement. I have a beautiful, loving wife and eternal companion who is my best friend. We were married in the Salt Lake City Temple. We have three amazing daughters. I am slightly outnumbered, but I am loved and adored by all of them. I am currently in my Senior year studying Mid-Level Education in Math and Science. Yes, I really want to be a teacher. I love seeing and helping children learn. There is such a rewarding feeling when you can help others learn something new. I love mathematics and science. I want to instill that love in others who might be slightly intimidated or afraid of these kinds of subjects. Right now I am a student teacher, but next year I will have my own classroom. I cannot wait. In my free time I love watching sports. My favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, and the Dallas Mavericks. I guess you could call me a homer. When I was younger and before I had knee problems I loved playing softball and mountain biking with my friends. When I graduate I would like to get back into mountain biking again.

Why I am a Mormon

I am kind of like a prodigal son. I was born of goodly parents who taught me well. Unfortunately, when I was in my teens I strayed somewhat from the gospel path that I thought was true. Thankfully I had two parents that never lost faith or gave up on me, even when I myself had. A few years ago I had a spiritual awakening, which both my Heavely Father and my earthly father played a role in. It was a very dark night in which I felt no love for myself, and then like a brilliant and warm light, I felt their love for me. It gave me the hope that I could be something better. Thanks to the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ, I was able to change the course of my life and find forgiveness for my sins. Now I am back on the path that I had once strayed from. The only difference is that now I know it is true. I am far from perfect, I still have many faults and weaknesses. Yet, at least now I am working on them and striving to be a better person every day. I know with every fiber in my being that our Savior lives and that the Atonement he made for us is real. Nothing else could explain the changes that have occured in my life. I am so grateful for the mercy and love of our Father in Heaven. He gave me another chance when I did not deserve it. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and that he restored the gospel of Jesus Christ in these latter days. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I am so grateful to have this testimony, it is most sacred to me. I know first hand of the difference of living a life with and without the gospel in my life. Where once I was lost, I have been found. It is the sweetest and most pure joy that I have ever felt. I encourage everyone to partake of fruits of the Atonement of Jesus Christ in your life. It will be the best and most important decision you could ever make.

How I live my faith

Right now I am serving in my congregation as the Ward Clerk. This is by far my most favorite calling I have ever had. I get to work pretty close with my Bishop and the other member of the bishopric. I can tell you first hand that these gentlemen love the Lord and love serving others. They don't do it for the pay. I like this calling because I get to meet a lot of wonderful new people almost every week. I have also recently fallen in love with hometeaching. This is where we as members of the church go out and visit other members in their homes and share gospel messages with each other. I used to struggle with this, but now I see it for what it really is; an opportunity to be a messenger for Jesus Christ himself. What a noble and honorable duty this is. I also get to go out with the missionaries once every other week, usually on Friday nights. Since I was inactive when I should have been on a mission at a younger age, I feel the least I can do is go out with these young men as much as I possibly can. It is so much fun getting to bare my testimony to others. It is a spiritual high. I used to be afraid to do this, but now I look for the opportunity to do so whenever I can. It is very addictive.