Hi I'm Stephen
I am a recently married law student. I grew up and still live in Utah. I married a girl from Maryland. Needless to say, we fly a lot. I love the big cities of the east and the big skies of the west. I think no matter what, life is best lived when you try your hardest. I am happiest when I am watching or playing baseball, hanging out with my family, or watching a movie with my wife.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I love my Heavenly Father and Savior and I want to live with them after this life. The Gospel shows me how I can have joy in this life and everlasting joy and peace in the life to come. Most importantly, the Gospel shows me how I can live with my family forever. Growing up in the Church, I felt the influence of the Holy Ghost as a child. I always felt that the Church was true. As I grew up and learned more about the Church, I have several strong spiritual experiences that confirmed that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he restored his Church through a modern-day prophet, Joseph Smith.
Which of the Savior’s teachings have influenced you in your life?
The Savior's teaching of redemption through His sacrifice has helped me know that even though I am not perfect, I can be forgiven of my sins and become a better person.
How I live my faith
I try to live my faith everyday. I read the scriptures, including The Bible and The Book of Mormon. I also to pray multiple times a day so I can express my gratitude to God and feel his constant influence. I attend church each Sunday where I remember what the Savior has done for me. At church, I participate in the sacrament by taking the bread and water that symbolize the Savior's sacrifice for me. The most important way I live my faith is by loving others. I try to spend quality time with the people I love and build relationships that will continue after this life. I also try to love those around me that I don't know. Whether it is smiling at a passerby or participating in a service project, I try to serve my neighbor and treat them as the Savior would.