Hi I'm Steven
I'm married and a father of 4 great kids. I guess you can say spending time with my family is my hobby. Whatever activity done together as a family suits me fine.
Why I am a Mormon
Although I was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have made a conscious decision on my own to continue in the faith. I have a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ that I have recieved via the Holy Ghost. These feelings have come as I have listened to discussions or talks in church. I have felt certain impressions in my heart and my mind that what is being said and taught is the truth. God has communicated with his children in this manner from the beginning. When I have heard the Lord's modern-day prophets and apostles testify of the truth I have felt it too. I live a happy and fufilling life that I attribute to my being Mormon. I am not perfect and I make mistakes and "life happens" but the Gospel of Jesus Christ allows me to take these challenges in stride and work my way through them without crumbling.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
The Book of Mormon has been a great blessing in my life and the life of my family. It truly is, as its title says, "Another Testament of Jesus Christ." My family and I have and use the Bible. The Book of Mormon is another anchor, in addition to the Bible, in my life that has taught me so much more about Jesus Christ and the love he and my Heavenly Father have for all of humanity. When I read from its pages I have a greater peace come into my life. I am more patient with everyone and I have a greater capacity to resist temptations to do wrong. I guess I can best sum it up by saying that the Bible teaches us of God's dealings with His people in the Old World while the Book of Mormon is a history of His dealings with those of the Americas in ancient times.
How I live my faith
My family and I attend a local ward in my city. I am the Ward Mission Leader in my ward. I have the assignment to reach out to people within my ward boundaries who are not Mormon. We try to offer opportunities for members of other faiths to learn more about our church. I work with a team of about six individuals. We work in coordination with the full-time missionaries (the young men/women with the white shirts and nametags) to share our beliefs.